Culture
Culture Minister concerned about next year
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.
Pioneering Women In Film to be featured at Rīga International Film Festival
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.
'Bridges of Time' wins Baltic Assembly prize
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 goes multi-cultural for European Day of Languages 2020
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.
More foreign films to be shot in Latvia
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.
Rīga International Film Festival to open with worldwide 'cine-concert'
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.
Three for the Weekend: Festival Fashion
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.
Baltic Pearl film festival coming October
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.
Latvian Ķelmēni bread feeds soldiers in Afghanistan
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. 
Rīga city festival starts today
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.
Baltic Sea Docs films will be shown online free
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.