This is the tenth time that Latvia has submitted a film to compete for the US Academy Awards, Oscar, nomination in the category Best Foreign Language Film. On September 4, the expert committee appointed by the National Film Centre came to a unanimous decision, voting for The Chronicles of Melanie, a film by Viestur Kairish, producedLasiet vairāk
During ten days since its release, the admissions of Granddad More Dangerous than Computer, the first film from the programme Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary, has exceeded 16,000 – during the first week, August 17 – 24, the new family viewing film by Varis Brasla reached the audience of 13,222 spectators all over Latvia, joinedLasiet vairāk
The first Baltic Film Days, organized by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Estonian Film Institute and Lithuanian Film Centre, have gained wide public and media attention, gathering over 1000 spectators at the cinema “Splendid Palace” in Riga.
Latvia launches its jubilee film programme Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary on 17 August 2017 with the premiere of Varis Brasla’s family film Grandpa More Dangerous than Computer. An additional 15 films will be released in autumn of 2017 and throughout 2018.
For its seventh edition, the Locarno Festival’s First Look initiative (4 – 6 August) turns the spotlight on Baltic Cinema. Thanks to a partnership with the Estonian Film Institute, National Film Centre of Latvia and Lithuanian Film Centre, this year’s First Look will present 6 films in post-production chosen by the Locarno Festival.
Producer Uljana Kim receives her award at the Lithuanian film festival “Silver Crane” for outstanding professional achievement in co-producing films with Latvian and Estonian counterparts, and symbolically gives it to her Latvian colleague, Roberts Vinovskis to affirm that it is a collective award for the producers of the three Baltic nations.
With a special screening at the European Parliament on June 28, due to parliament deputee Sandra Kalniete’s initiative, “The Chronicles of Melanie” (Melānijas hronika) directed by Viestur Kairish will have its Belgian premiere.
The National Film Centre’s program “Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary” has announced the premiere of its first film – director Varis Brasla welcomes young students, as well as parents to gather in theatres from August 18 to see the family film “Grandpa More Dangerous than Computer” (Vectēvs, kas bīstamāks par datoru).
Gints Grūbe, producer at the film studio Mistrus Media, is among the 20 of the most promising up-and-coming European producers to take part in European Film Promotion’s networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival (May 17 – 28, 2017).
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 SeniorLasiet vairāk