“One Ticket Please“, a feature-length documentary about an Indian woman living in Queens who is arguably the most passionate theatergoer in the world, is now finished and will be reaching its first audiences at the 40th Göteborg Film Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden at the end of January.
Chronicles of Melanie, the feature film by Latvian director Viestur Kairish has received the Best Cinematography award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF). The award, a bronze wolf statuette, has been handed to the film’s director of photography, Gints Bērziņš.
At the Awards Ceremony of the 9th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, 6-23 October, www.cineast.lu), held at the Cinémathèque of Luxembourg on Friday 21 October, the International Jury awarded the Grand Prix to the film “Mellow Mud” by the Latvian director Renārs Vimba.
The latest fiction film by Viestur Kairish, “Chronicles of Melanie”, which will have its Latvian release from November 1, will have the International premiere at the biggest Nordic and Baltic film festival, Tallinn “Black Nights”, where it has been selected as one of 12 films for the official competition.
On 23 August, European Film Academy and EFA Productions has announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2016. Included is also the latest feature by director Laila Pakalniņa, Dawn, a Latvian production supportedLasiet vairāk
The 23rd edition of the European Film Festival Palić will this year feature a focus on Baltic Films and present contemporary authors, restored classics and selection of animated and short films this region is well known after.
The Latvian delegation at the world’s most important animated film festival in Annecy (France) was met with great success – an award for Indra Sproģe’s Annecy film contest submission, recognition for Lizete Murovska’s project in the MIFA film market, many new LIDA supported business contacts, and a heightened interest in Latvian animation.
The 19th of June ended the International Film Festival The Mirror, held in Andrei Tarkovsky’s name, with the prize for visual concept awarded to director Laila Pakalniņa’s feature film “Dawn” (operater Wojceich Staron).
On June 26, at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival, the official program will host International Premiere of director Dāvis Sīmanis’ and studio “Locomotive” film “Exiled”.
Latvian animation will again be a focal point of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 13-18) with two films in the competition programmes and a MIFA stand.