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Latvia Comes up with Its Entry for the Oscar

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, produced at the studio Mistrus Media. Read more

The New Film by Varis Brasla Has Reached Nearly an Audience of 17,000

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, joined by 3,500 more on the next weekend, totalling with 16,853 after two first weekends. Read more

Baltic Film Days Gather over 1000 Spectators

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. Read more

Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary Programme Launch

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. Read more

First Look on Baltic Cinema: 6 Baltic Works in Progress in Locarno

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. Read more

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. Read more

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). 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