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Riga International Film festival has announced the open call of SHORT RIGA Test Screenings. If you have a short film project in the post production stage in the works, don't hesitate to apply! Various techniques and genres are accepted. Deadline 15th August. More information HERE.

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Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation has supported the development of Kārlis Vītols' first feature film THE NORTHERN STAR which is set to premiere in 2025. As well as a project to develop sound design for 6 new student animation films which will be ready autumn 2021.



Gints Zilbalodis has teamed up with a producer Matīss Kaža (Latvia) and co-producer Ron Dyens (France), for his new feature FLOW. A story of a stubbornly independent Cat who is forced to share a small boat with a group of other animals. This project is part of the MIFA Pitches 2021 line-up.



GUARD OF HONOUR by Edmunds Jansons premieres at Anifilm Festival 2021!


For this great occasion Vassilis Kroustallis did an interview with Edmunds for Zippy Frames. You can learn more about how he started his career, how the Atom Art production company was established, and about his upcoming feature THE HAPPY ONES.

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Latvia will be a part of this year's MIFA FOCUS at Baltic Animation – What's New? 

Join us on Thursday, 17th June 15:30 CET online for an overview of the Baltic animation scene – funding possibilities, Baltic animation ecosystem and current productions. The presentation of Latvia will be moderated by Anna Zača.
* MIFA badge holders can access the presentation until December.

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Zippy Frames has published a new country profile, this time about Latvia. Dive in to learn more about the contemporary Latvian animation scene.

Read more here.

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Director Gints Zilbalodis and producer Matīss Kaža won the Cristal Publishing Prize for their upcoming feature film FLOW at the MIFA Pitches during Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Congratulations!



The latest short film COMEBACK by Vladimir Leschiov is part of the International Short Film Competition L'officielle. The film tells a story about a long-lost childhood passion, which may return one day. Vassilis Kroustallis did an interview with Vladimir for Zippy Frames, if you want to learn more about the film!

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The National Film Centre of Latvia has supported the development of three animation projects – feature ROACH COACH (Trakmakāns) by director Ilze Burkovska - Jakobsen, producer Guntis Trekteris (Ego Media), feature TWO FINGERS [working title] (Divi Pirksti) by directors Nils Skapāns and Uģis Olte, producer Uldis Cekulis (Vides filmu studija) and first four shorts of series THE WARDROBE OF WONDER by director Krista Burāne, producer Uldis Cekulis (Vides filmu studija).