October 22, Latvian National film award Lielais Kristaps viewer's choice award vote has begun on LSM.
On November 7, magicians Dace and Enrico Pezzoli will open the doors to a Magic and Theater Museum in Rīga, the performers said October 19.
International Warsaw Film Festival awarded Latvian-Lithuanian-French co-production The Jump first prize in the Best Documentary Feature Award category, representatives said October 19.
The culture sector will be able to survive this autumn, but the lack of certainty about the coming year is worrying, Minister of Culture Nauris Puntulis (National Alliance) told Latvian Television October 19.
Our regular trio of suggestions if you are looking for something to do this weekend. Whatever you do and wherever you go, please observe all the anti-COVID precautions.
The Žanis Lipke Memorial – a museum in Rīga dedicated to the memory of Žanis Lipke, a well-known savior of Jews during World War II – is organizing a week-long symposium to mark Lipke's 120th birthday, organizers said October 14.
At this year's Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) festival, a project titled 'Pioneering Women in Film' is being staged, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Latvia, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Film Institute, whichwill pay special attention to the works and significance of female directors in the history of film.
The fifteenth annual Rīga architecture award was given to Hanzas perons (Hansa platform) October 5, according to architect Gvido Princis' media statement.
This year, the Baltic Assembly (BA) Prize in Arts was awarded to meditative documentary essay “Bridges of Time” (Laika tilti, 2018) by Kristīne Briede and Audrius Stonys, which was co-produced by Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian studios and portrays the less-remembered generations of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave, according to an official release October 2.
Latvia has decided to position itself as a creative country, the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) told Latvian Radio September 29.
This weekend in Latvia might feel more like summer than end of September. Outdoor activities on the menu!
Every year on September 26, European Union Member States celebrate the European Day of Languages. Latvian Language Agency (LVA) is organizing many events in the coming days to appreciate European languages, according to a September 21 release by LVA.
Autumn wind has been tearing through Latvia - but don't let it scare you! Here are some events indoors and outdoors for a fun weekend.
Rīga International Film Festival (IFF) has announced full program and main competition films, according to Rīga IFF website.
In 2020, the Rīga Film Fund has co-financed a total of seven foreign film projects - five in July and two more in August, Rīga City Council's public relations department said September 14.
After a rainy week, the weekend promises improvement in weather. Though Latvia is filled with wonderful Poetry Days events, there are yet others to explore.
Rīgas Pasaules filmu festivāls (Rīga World Film Festival) 2020 will celebrate its 7th year with a new cycle of film screenings, workshops, and discussions, Kino Bize announced September 10.
Beginning of autumn is always full of cultural events to help you embrace the cold season. This weekend is no exception: enjoy!
From September 1 to 6, the film screening of the annual Baltic Sea Docs Forum will takes online free of charge, Latvian Television reported September 1.
A concert created especially for the opening of the Riga International Film Festival will take place at the historic Splendid Palace cinema on 15 October, accompanying the oldest feature film made in the territory of Latvia, Where is the Truth?! (Kur patiesība?!, 1913). The original music has been co-created and will be performed by musicians Artūrs Liepiņš and Jēkabs Nīmanis.
The last weekend of summer 2020 offers a variety of fun events - enjoy the end of August and wave goodbye to summer! Also, if you are eligible, don't forget to vote in Riga elections.
Ilze Burkovska-Jakobsena's animation film "My Favorite War", which has already won a prize at the Annecy festival in France, will be shown in Latvian cinemas from September 25, the filmmakers said August 25.
The international film festival "Baltic Pearl" this year will take place October 7 to 12 at the cinema Splendid Palace, organizers said in a news release August 19.
On August 15 in Ainaži, as part of the 16th International North Livonian Festival, a new Latvian-Estonian idea club "Livonia" will be formed, Latvian Radio reported August 15.
In July, the Latvian bakery "Ķelmēni" bread has travelled to the Latvian soldiers in Afghanistan who are carrying out their service duties, head of the bakery Rūta Mūrniece told newspaper Dzirkstele August 14.
On Friday, August 14, the Riga Festival - the capital's 819th birthday celebrations - will begin with a concert from legendary musician and composer Raimonds Pauls, themed walks, sports activities, a show for children and several musical events.
From September 1 to 6, the film screening of the annual Baltic Sea Docs Forum will take place. Films will be shown in sessions in Riga, as well as online throughout Latvia free of charge on the portal filmas.lv, said Ieva Lange, spokeswoman for the Baltic Sea Docs, August 10.
At the annual Riga City festival, on August 15, the Latvian Publishers' Association is organizing a guided walk around Riga with stories about culture and history, the Association said August 10.