Latvian Films in Festivals and Markets

Three Latvian producers selected for “MATCH ME!” Locarno IFF

Locarno IFF, in its 72st instalment this August, is one of the most important European film events. Its programme for industry professionals attracts a number of influential cinema people: producers, sales agents, financiers. Marta Romanova-Jekabson, Kristians Alhimionoks and Elina Litvinova are participating at "Match Me!". Read more

World Premieres of Latvian Films at Karlovy Vary IFF

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF, Czech Republic) began on Friday, June 28, and the A-Class film festival’s programme will feature the world premieres of three films connected to Latvia – our country will be represented by Laila Pakalniņa, studio VFS Films in collaboration with Estonian studio Vesilind, and also director Signe Birkova in the festival’s “EFP Future Frames” section. Read more

Latvian director Signe Birkova at EFP FUTURE FRAMES/ KVIFF 2019

EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema highlights outstanding, emerging directing talents by presenting ten film students and graduates and their often award-winning work at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic (June 28 - July 6, 2019). Read more

BALTIC DOCUMENTARY @ Sunny Side of the Doc 2019


Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 will provide a great opportunity to explore the current documentary field of the Baltics – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Use the chance - documentary professionals from all three countries will welcome you at the BALTIC DOCUMENTARY STAND (no. C26) June 24-27! Read more

Latvian animation at Annecy Competition and MIFA

Latvian animation is busy participating at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019 - both with the feature film ‘Away’ (dir. Gints Zilbalodis) in the Contrechamp competition program and a MIFA Animated Baltics stand (June 11-14). Read more

New Latvian animation feature AWAY at AnimafestZagreb, Annecy, Shanghai IFF, Montreal and more

The closing credits of the thoughtful, fascinating Latvian fantasy-adventure AWAY (North American Premiere) are only the words “A Film by Gints Zilbalodis.” For his first feature, the 25-year-old handled literally every aspect: screenplay, design, CG animation, even the effective musical score. The result is sparse, archetypal tale-for-all-ages, imbued with a mesmerizing-yet-unsettling energy and frequent moments of wonder." Fantasia IFF (Canada) Read more