Audience Interest In Latvian Films Has Doubled

Results from a summary of local box office statistics for the first half of the year show impressively positive dynamics. During the first half of 2018, overall attendance for all newly released Latvian films exceeded 290,000 - almost 100,000 viewers more than in all of 2017. Films produced within the framework of the Latvian Films for Latvia’s Centennial programme, for which the audience has by now exceeded 206,000, is a notable part of this statistic. Read more

Feature film “Bille” has been released

Film Studio Deviņi (Latvia), Masterfilm and Magic lab (Czech Republic), and Studio 2 (Lithuania) are proud to present their co-production Bille - a bonding cinematic experience for all family featuring strong female leads - directed by Ināra Kolmane to international film markets and audiences. Read more

A film by Rolands Kalniņš in the Cannes Classics Programme

The International Cannes Film Festival will begin on 8 May 2018. This year Latvia’s participation in the central world film industry event has a sensational note as the restored version of the feature Four White Shirts (Četri balti krekli, 1967) by Rolands Kalniņš is included in the festival’s official programme, Cannes Classics. Read more

Karlovy Vary to present poetic documentaries from the Baltic region

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the Karlovy Vary festival has put together an extensive retrospective of poetic documentary films from the Baltic region. This collection of important works of the “Baltic New Wave” dating back to the early 1960s features the world premiere of Bridges of Time, a new documentary by renowned Lithuanian filmmaker Audrius Stonys and his Latvian colleague Kristine Briede. Read more

Producer Aija Bērziņa at the 19th edition of Producers on the Move

20 of the most promising, up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in EFP's high-profile networking platform at the Cannes Film Festival (May 8 - 19, 2018). During the five-day event between May 10 - 14, the exclusive group will take part in a tailor-made programme in order to foster international co-productions, intensify the exchange of experiences and help create new professional networks. EFP's longstanding programme is financially backed by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations. Read more

The audience’s interest in the Latvian films has grown rapidly

The Latvian film distributors have summarized the statistics on the local box office for the first three months of the year. The results are impressive! Out of top five box-office hits three are films made by Latvian directors, thus quadrupling the audience’s focus to the national cinema in comparison to the average indexes in the previous years. Read more

Baltic Films and Symposium on Baltic Cinema at goEast Festival in Germany

In April, for a whole week the German city of Wiesbaden becomes a meeting point and a promotion platform for Central and Eastern European film and filmmakers. The 18th goEast festival, which kicked off yesterday, is shining a spotlight on the Baltic States with a symposium, “Hybrid Identities – Baltic Cinema”, dedicated to the national cinemas of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, their histories, pursuits of national and cultural identities. The festival’s programme also includes some of the key recent titles of Baltic cinema. The project is part of a wide-ranging tripartite programme with which the Baltic States present their cinemas to Europe on the occasion of their centenary of statehood. Read more