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Latvia Submits Holocaust story “The Mover” for the Oscars

For the twelfth time Latvia is submitting a film for Academy Award nomination consideration in the Best International Feature Film category, competing with films from some 80 countries. The panel of experts created by the National Film Centre (NFC) made a decision to put forward the Latvian Centenary film The Mover by the director Dāvis Sīmanis and studio Mistrus Media. Read more

Baltic Sea Docs 2019 – Award Winners and Statistics

23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) was held in Latvia, 3 - 8 September 2019. During the Baltic Sea Docs, the pitching forum took place in Riga, presenting 25 documentary film projects to the panel of decision makers; the film programme was shown in the art house cinema "K.Suns" in Riga, as well as a selection of films screened in five regional towns (Cēsis, Jēkabpils, Liepāja, Rēzekne, Valmiera), but films from the previous Baltic Sea Docs editions were presented at online streaming platform "Straume LMT". Read more

In Latvia This Week: The 23rd BALTIC SEA FORUM FOR DOCUMENTARIES

This week, from Sept. 3 – 8, the 23rd Baltic Sea Forum For Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs), organized by the National Film Centre is taking place in Latvia. The Forum will give audiences on the ground in Riga, Cēsis, Valmiera, Rēzekne, Jēkabpils and Liepāja, as well as through the Straume LMT app, a chance to view an internationally-renowned film programme. At the same time, some 100 documentary film professionals from more than 20 countries will meet in Riga to work on developing film projects and to create new opportunities for collaboration. Read more

Baltic Sea Forum For Documentaries – Screenings in Riga/Cinema K.Suns

The National Film Centre is granting schoolchildren, students, pensioners (all with proper ID), as well as film professionals the opportunity to view the Forum’s film programme free of charge. Taking into account the large number of interested viewers, documentary film enthusiasts are asked to purchase tickets or register their complimentary tickets in advance. For the remaining public the ticket price is 3 EUR. Read more

Baltic Sea Forum For Documentaries – Film Programme 2019

Baltic Sea Docs forum showcases the best documentary films from the region and beyond. Taking place September 3-8, this international event for professional documentary filmmakers is the only one of its kind in the Baltics and is held in high regard throughout Europe. Read more

Three Latvian producers selected for “MATCH ME!” Locarno IFF

Locarno IFF, in its 72st instalment this August, is one of the most important European film events. Its programme for industry professionals attracts a number of influential cinema people: producers, sales agents, financiers. Marta Romanova-Jekabson, Kristians Alhimionoks and Elina Litvinova are participating at "Match Me!". Read more

World Premieres of Latvian Films at Karlovy Vary IFF

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF, Czech Republic) began on Friday, June 28, and the A-Class film festival’s programme will feature the world premieres of three films connected to Latvia – our country will be represented by Laila Pakalniņa, studio VFS Films in collaboration with Estonian studio Vesilind, and also director Signe Birkova in the festival’s “EFP Future Frames” section. Read more

Latvian director Signe Birkova at EFP FUTURE FRAMES/ KVIFF 2019

EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema highlights outstanding, emerging directing talents by presenting ten film students and graduates and their often award-winning work at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic (June 28 - July 6, 2019). Read more