National Film Centre of Latvia

Peitavas 10
LV1050 Riga

Phone: +371 6735 8878
Fax: +371 6735 8877
Mail: vl.vog.ckn@ckn

EFP Representative

Dita Rietuma

National Film Centre of Latvia

"Being part of the EFP puts Latvia's filmmakers as well as its policy-makers in the field on the international map, and enables us to join the European effort to promote the best films and talent outside the home country. It will open new chances for networking on a truly international level that is so utterly important in the film industry."
Dita Rietuma

Facts & Figures (2019)
Population 1 908 100
Number of feature films produced 15 (3 length animated films and 4 min. co-productions)
Number of feature documentaries 32
Number of animations 3 feature length animation film and 4 animated shorts
Admissions 2 504 132
National market share 20,16%
Screens total 72

The National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC) is a public institution under auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia with responsibility for the implementation of state cultural policy in the field of film. The main functions of the NFC include the facilitation of Latvian film and film culture development, accessibility of Latvian film culture in Latvia, promotion of Latvian film abroad, participation at international film events, in international film funding bodies and policy organisations. The NFC is funded by the State budget and reports to the Minister of Culture. Latvia‘s Creative Europe – MEDIA Desk is an integral part of the NFC.

Latvia has been a member of EFP since 2004 and was originally represented by Baltic Films. In 2015, the National Film Centre of Latvia became an individual member at EFP.

Selected films

The Sign Painter
Directed by Viesturs Kairišs
Blizzard of Souls
Directed by Dzintars Dreibergs
My Favorite War
Directed by Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen

°efp is supported by

European Film Promotion e.V.
Friedensallee 14-16
22765 Hamburg / Germany

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fax +49 40- 390 6249


°efp President
Markéta Santrochová
Czech Film Center

°efp Managing Director 
Sonja Heinen

Panatom Corporate Communication

Andrea Dittler