Latvian cinema celebrates National Film Award “Lielais Kristaps” winners

On November 12th the 2018 National Film Award ceremony was held at cinema Splendid Palace in Riga, Latvia. The awards were handed by an international jury comprised of cinema theoretician Dr. Yuri Tsivian (USA), Hollywood actress Rutanya Alda (USA), film critic Dr. Elīna Reitere (Germany), Riga International Film Festival artistic director Sonora Broka, film and theatre director Viesturs Kairišs and film producer Linda Krūkle. Read more

NFC Family Film Contest Results

The Latvian National Film Centre’s contest has now closed, and total support of EUR 1 240 417 is slated to be given to four feature-length fiction film projects with child, youth and family-friendly content. The films in progress offer a wide-ranging spectrum in content and artistic style and will hit the screens in 2019 and 2020. Read more

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