Latvian Films in Festivals and Markets

Baltic States to Jointly Present Themselves in 12 European Film Festivals This Year

The Baltic film institutions renewed the Mutual Cooperation Agreement at Trieste Film Festival. The addendum signed by Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, Dita Rietuma, CEO of the National Film Centre of Latvia and Rolandas Kvietkauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian Film Centre envisages 12 joint film promotion projects spread throughout 2018 in celebration of the three countries’ statehood centenaries. Read more

Latvian Cash Rebates in Action

A case study of cash rebates from the National Film Centre of Latvia and Riga Film Fund with the participation of lead producers Marianne Slot and Carine Leblanc (Slot Machine, FR), Latvian producer Jānis Kalējs (Film Angels Studio, LV), and director of the National Film Centre of Latvia Dita Rietuma will be moderated by Variety's Senior International Correspondent Leo Barraclough on Tuesday, May 23 at 16:30, Cannes Village International Pantiero, Latvian Pavilion #221.  Read more

Two Latvian Coming Soon Projects to be presented at the GOES TO CANNES Market Screening

Documentary film projects To Be Continued and Baltic New Wave have been selected during the Vilnius IFF's industry event Meeting Point - Vilnius earlier this spring to be among the four film projects that will be screened in the prestigious Goes to Cannes program at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. These films present the very strong documentary film school of the Baltic region, and are made by established directors - Kristīne Briede (Latvia) and  Audrius Stonys (Lithuania), as well as by the legendary Latvian filmmaker Ivars Seleckis. Both films have received support in the program Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary. Read more

Films shot in Latvia to compete at Cannes

The official programme for the Cannes Film Festival has just been announced, and it includes two films co-produced by and filmed in Latvia: Sergei Loznitsa’s A Gentle Creature in the official selection, and Slovak director György Kristóf’s full-length debut Out in the Un Certain Regard section. Both films were made with assistance from the team at Film Angels Productions and co-production funding. Read more

Documentary Tale of a Theatre Addict Sets Premiere

"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. Read more

“Mellow Mud” by Renārs Vimba wins the Grand Prix of CinEast 2016

At the Awards Ceremony of the 9th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, 6-23 October,, 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. Read more

Latvian “Dawn” shortlisted by EFA

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 supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia and co-produced with Poland and Estonia. This is the first time ever that a full-length fiction from Latvia has become a part of this prestigious list. Read more