Baltic States to Jointly Present Themselves in 12 European Film Festivals This Year

The Baltic film institutions renewed the Mutual Cooperation Agreement at Trieste Film Festival. The addendum signed by Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, Dita Rietuma, CEO of the National Film Centre of Latvia and Rolandas Kvietkauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian Film Centre envisages 12 joint film promotion projects spread throughout 2018 in celebration of the three countries’ statehood centenaries. Read more

WEMW announces the new BALTIC AWARD

The eighth edition of When East Meets West kicks off on January 21st with an exciting double focus on the Nordic countries and South East Europe. Thanks to the cooperation with the three Baltic Film Institutes selected projects will compete for the new Baltic Award - a cash prize of 3.000 EUR. Read more

Baltic film initiative gets €2m backing to target international productions

A collective of Central Baltic organisations has received a €2m European Union funding grant to promote the region to international film productions. Dubbed North Star Film Alliance, the initiative combines companies and agencies from the Estonian, Finnish and Latvian film industries. The grant comes from the Interreg programme, which is funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund. Read more

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