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Country profile: Latvia

Country profile: Latvia

27 December 2020

Latvian veteran documentarian Laila Pakalniņa discusses her career at Baltic Sea Docs

Baltic Sea Docs 2021

Latvian veteran documentarian Laila Pakalniņa discusses her career at Baltic Sea Docs

The masterclass covered the director's work in documentary and fiction, her approach to writing as well as the importance of building up atmospheres for effective storytelling  

13 September 2021

The 25th Baltic Sea Docs hands out its awards

Baltic Sea Docs 2021 – Awards

The 25th Baltic Sea Docs hands out its awards

The winners included Dedovshina by Elyor Nemat, The Cello by Kira Jääskeläinen, Stranded by Staņislavs Tokalovs and Manifesto of Tenderness by Ksenia Okhapkina  

13 September 2021

Baltic Sea Docs and Creative Europe MEDIA organise a seminar on distributing documentaries in Covid times

Baltic Sea Docs 2021

Baltic Sea Docs and Creative Europe MEDIA organise a seminar on distributing documentaries in Covid times

The seminar put a spotlight on loss of income from distribution during Covid and how this is might become a long-term problem for independent documentaries  

08 September 2021

Baltic Sea Docs announces its programme

Baltic Sea Docs 2021

Baltic Sea Docs announces its programme

The 25th-anniversary edition of the leading documentary training and pitching event is ready to welcome its new projects to the upcoming hybrid gathering  

25 August 2021

The 25th Baltic Sea Docs is on the lookout for new projects

Baltic Sea Docs 2021

The 25th Baltic Sea Docs is on the lookout for new projects

The Baltics’ leading documentary and pitching event is awaiting the next 18 projects set to be presented at its upcoming celebratory edition  

18 May 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Square Eyes boards Alina Gorlova’s This Rain Will Never Stop

IDFA 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Square Eyes boards Alina Gorlova’s This Rain Will Never Stop

The Austrian outfit will be in charge of the IDFA First Appearance Competition winner’s world sales  

07 December 2020

Producing non-English drama series at the centre of debate in Riga

Riga 2020 - Magnetic Series

Producing non-English drama series at the centre of debate in Riga

The inaugural edition of Magnetic Series, held during this year’s Riga IFF, provided an opportunity to discuss the opportunities and the future of non-English drama series  

21 October 2020

Baltic Sea Docs and Creative Europe MEDIA host a seminar on producing docuseries

Baltic Sea Docs 2020

Baltic Sea Docs and Creative Europe MEDIA host a seminar on producing docuseries

The seminar was led by Finnish producer Elina Pojhola, who delved into two case studies revolving around her docuseries Maiden of the Lake and Eva  

04 September 2020

Baltic Sea Docs hosts two master classes on documentary production

Baltic Sea Docs 2020

Baltic Sea Docs hosts two master classes on documentary production

The two conversations saw the participation of prominent Baltic filmmakers Audrius Stonys and Uldis Cekulis  

03 September 2020

Baltic Sea Docs announces its digital programme

Baltic Sea Docs 2020

Baltic Sea Docs announces its digital programme

The 24th edition of the leading documentary training and pitching event is ready to welcome 24 film projects and 5 docu-series in its upcoming online version  

26 August 2020

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Croatia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania/Slovenia

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Under the "Big Stories from Small Countries" banner, the desks will make four MEDIA-supported films available to audiences in their territories, free of charge for 48 hours  

06 May 2020

Blizzard of Souls breaks Latvian box-office records

Box Office - Latvia

Blizzard of Souls breaks Latvian box-office records

The war drama hit Latvian cinemas on 8 November and has been seen by over 200,000 viewers  

17 December 2019

Magnetic Latvia Film Conference attracts the crème de la crème of the audiovisual industry

Magnetic Latvia 2019

Magnetic Latvia Film Conference attracts the crème de la crème of the audiovisual industry

The conference, organised by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, took place during this year's Riga International Film Festival  

21 October 2019

Magnetic Latvia Film Conference to kick off in Riga next week

Magnetic Latvia 2019

Magnetic Latvia Film Conference to kick off in Riga next week

The event, organised by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, will focus on the development of the Northern European film market  

09 October 2019

How To Save a Dead Friend scoops the Baltic Sea Docs Award

Baltic Sea Docs 2019 – Awards

How To Save a Dead Friend scoops the Baltic Sea Docs Award

The 23rd edition of Baltic Sea Docs was brought to a close by the victory of Marusya Syroechkovskaya's project  

11 September 2019

Martin and the Forest Secret wins the Riga IFF pitching forum

Industry – Latvia

Martin and the Forest Secret wins the Riga IFF pitching forum

Czech and Estonian projects were awarded at the pitching platform for children’s and youth films  

23 October 2018

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