LONDON — The National Film Center of Latvia is to launch the Riga Meetings, a platform for 40 international film industry and press guests to meet with 22 of their Latvian colleagues, in the days…
Dita Rietuma, the new director of the National Film Center of Latvia, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week for the world premiere of Signe Baumane’s competition entry “Rocks in My Pocket,”…
Animation is Latvian-born filmmaker Signe Baumane's way of openly sharing personal and family stories of both depression and hope. After having made 12 award-winning animated shorts, Baumane turned…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Germany remains a hot location for international co-production thanks to generous film subsidies and top-notch studio facilities that offer one-stop shop solutions for foreign projects. Indeed, this…
GDYNIA, Poland — Latvia has selected “Mother, I Love You" as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords’ movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control…
LONDON — The first co-productions to receive Latvia's recently launched national film tax rebate have been selected. Latvia's National Film Center approved four projects for the scheme, which…
The Riga Film Fund in Latvia, the only Baltic country to offer production support to international projects, has awarded Lati 313,547 ($582,000) to six international co-productions. The fund offers…
Neither the best nor worst entry in the recent glut of found-footage horror movies, "Muirhouse" produces decent chills from a ghost hunter's overnight stay in a spooky old mansion.
A Spanish contribution to the burgeoning genre of Iraq-themed anti-war movies, "Invader" is a highly charged, good-looking but deeply flawed thriller about governmental spin.
MOSCOW -- Latvia was among the last international territories to announce its entry for foreign language Oscar, Friday when Yevgeni Pashkevich's "Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg" was nominated.
LONDON -- Five months after one of Eastern Europe's oldest film festivals closed down after longterm funding was pulled, a new three-day event has been secured in Riga, Latvia.