Lithuania’s National Film Award – The Silver Crane – Flies to Latvia

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.

“The Chronicles of Melanie” at the European Parliament

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 first centenary film to be premiered in August

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).

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 SeniorLasiet vairāk

Screenings of Latvian Films in Cannes

Latvian films and co-productions will be presented at several Cannes programmes and Market Screenings. Be sure to mark the dates and times, and don’t miss out on the new films from Latvia.

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 teamLasiet vairāk

Latvia has a “Shooting Star”

Elīna Vaska, who had her screen debut at the Berlinale’s Crystal Bear-winning film “Mellow Mud” in 2016, has been named among the ten European Shooting Stars to attend the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.