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Launch of Latvian Language Edition of “Film Art. An Introduction”

The National Film Centre and the EU programme Creative Europe MEDIA information desk have invested two years of work and European financing in producing a respectable, sizeable Latvian language edition of what is required-reading for all film aficionados – the book “Film Art. An Introduction”, by influential film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. This important book will be available in public libraries, higher education institutions and other specialized learning facilities in Latvia. Read more

Herz Frank selected for anniversary programme at Visions Du Reel

As part of the 50th edition of Visions Du Reel (April 5 - 13, 2019), the artistic director Emilie Bujès asked the previous directors to select two films, which they consider having made the history of cinema and the history of the festival. 8 films were selected for an anniversary programme - including THE LAST JUDGEMENT by the iconic Latvian filmmaker Herz Frank! Read more

Latvian documentary “INGA CAN HEAR” selected at HotDocs, Canada

Putting a focus on outstanding documentary productions from Europe, European Film Promotion has initiated THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE programme in collaboration with Hot Docs. For the second time in 2019, a dedicated section of the festival will present European filmmakers and their work, including Latvian coming-of-age documentary INGA CAN HEAR by the director Kaspars Goba. Read more

Submissions for RIGA IFF competition programmes are now open

The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) announces calls for submissions to its three competition programmes: the Feature Film Competition, the SHORT RIGA International Competition, and the SHORT RIGA Baltic Music Video Competition (BMV). The sixth edition of RIGA IFF will take place from October 17 to 27, 2019. Read more

Latvian studio among the winners of the Italian-Baltic development award

VFS Films (Latvia) has been announced among the winners of the Italian-Baltic prize at Trieste Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema - with a fiction film project “Searching for Antigravity”! It is a co-development by Studio Nominum (Lithuania), Giuma Produzioni (Italy), VFS Films (Latvia), Les Films Figures Libres (France). Read more

National Film Centre’s Centenary’s Film Marathon

On Saturday, December 8, the National Film Centre will host a “Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary” film marathon at the “Splendid Palace” cinema – 14 feature-length films. It’s a celebration thanking the filmmakers and audiences who, in partnership, have enabled and continue to enable the Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary programme – a gift to Latvia of long-term significance. Read more