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!”.

Match Me! 2019 (August 9th to 11th)

Match Me! provides an informal networking platform for new and upcoming production companies with distinct focus and strong visions. For this year’s 5th edition, thanks to a partnership with Cinema do Brasil, Estonian Film institute, Istituto Luce Cinecittà – Filmitalia, Latvian Film Centre, the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), Polish Film Institute, ICA Portugal, ICAA Spain, Singapore Film Commission, three upcoming producers from each of these countries will attend the Locarno Pro days and introduce their companies’ profile and works to potential co-producers, funds or sales companies through a tailor-made matchmaking service and a series of professional lunches with industry key players.

Latvia is represented by two young producers.

Marta Romanova-Jekabson

FILM STUDIO DEVINI
Film Studio DEVIŅI was established in 1991 in Riga, Latvia and up to this day is an active player in the Latvian and European film industry. Today the company focuses on the co-production of feature films and documentaries. Company has collaborated with production companies in France, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Poland, USA, Russia, Ukraine, a. o. Newest feature Bille (2018) is traveling festivals.

Filmography
Bille by Inara Kolmane, 2018; Sekss un PSRS. Dubultā dzīve (Double Life. Sex and the USSR by Inara Kolmane, 2018; Ručs un Norie (Ruch and Norie) by Inara Kolmane, 2015; Mona by Inara Kolmane, 2012; Mans vīrs Andrejs Saharovs (My Husband Andrei Sakharov) by Inara Kolmane, 2006.

Contact information
Smerla street 3, office 216, Riga, LV-1006, Latvia
+371 26475178
marta.romanova@devini.lv

Kristians Alhimionoks

PLATFORMA FILMA

Platforma Filma is a leading film production company in Latvia and Baltic States. It has produced three of the five highest grossing local films in Latvia. Most recently Platforma Filma produced an English language epic film The Pagan King, which was sold in 20 territories around the World. Furthermore, Platforma has it’s own film remake franchise Swingers that was produced in Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and this November will be released in Norway and Poland.

Filmography
Svingeri (Swingers) by Andrejs Ekis, 2016; Nameja Gredzens (The Pagan King) by Aigars Grauba, 2018; Klases Slaidojums (Class Reunion) by Andrejs Ekis, 2019.

Contact information
Dzirnavu street 71, Riga, Latvia, LV-1011.
+371 29478233
kristians@platformafilma.com

 

Another Latvian producer represents Estonia.

Elina Litvinova

THREE BROTHERS
Created by the writer-director Martti Helde and producer Elina Litvinova to make international films that in their form express brave authors’ handwriting. They’re currently developing Triin Ruumet’s Dark Paradise and in release is Martti Helde’s Scandinavian Silence. A co-production with ARP Selection (France) and Media International (Belgium), it premiered at Shanghai IFF and Karlovy Vary IFF.

Filmography
Skandinaavia vaikus (Scandinavian Silence) by Martti Helde, 2019; SVOI (Stories from East) by Ivan Pavljutskov, Doc. Series, 2017; Tuult püüdes (Catching the Wind) by Martti Helde, Doc. short, 2017.

Contact information
Kungla 44 – 3, Tallinn 10413, Estonia
+372 5691 3377
elina@helde.ee

 

More info: https://www.locarnofestival.ch/pardo/professionals/locarno-pro/Match-Me.html

 

09.08.2019