Film Office Latvia
Film Office Latvia is working on international co-productions and providing a full-scale production services for foreign film companies filming in Latvia and the other Baltic States.
We are professional people who have more than 15 year experience in film production.
We know the best places and services for your film.
We do cost effective.
We offer a cycle of full-scale production services:
guidance and information
local resource listings
local contact person with facilities, production services, regional governments
legal services, assistance with state and regional permits
assembly and sound studio services
catering, accommodation and transportation services
40-50% cash-rebates in Latvia
Total cash-rebate of up to 50%
Two financing bodies:
National Film Centre of Latvia
Riga Film Fund
Open deadline for applications
Film Office Latvia handles the preparation of cash-rebate applications to the aforementioned financiers
Film Office Latvia brings together highly educated professionals who have considerable experience in making films. We have professional and experienced film crews with a considerable experience in international productions.
Our staff know the ins and outs of the Latvian film industry, the available human resources, filming locations and technical capabilities for various levels of complex filming –feature films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. Our staff is fluent in English, German, French, Danish and Russian.
Elīna Gediņa-Ducena, Producer:
Phone: +371 9387666
Films in Development:
Title: The Bomber
Genre: cross genre - coming of age / crime drama
A far-right organization, 'Thundercross', fails to blow up the Victory Monument, dedicated to the Soviet Army in Riga, Latvia. A premature explosion accidentally kills two of its members, but their leader, Cross, escapes. He turns into a public fugitive and leaves his wife and teenage daughter, Austra, behind. Now Austra sends food for her father, deals with growing outside pressure, alienates her mother and becomes part of the investigation led by Ingrid, a Security Police investigator. Ingrid goes after Cross, but stumbles upon a web of conspiracy involving a murder and influence from ex-KGB agents. Soon Ingrid makes Austra the key link in the hunt for Cross. Austra learns the reality about her father and is left with a choice between unconditional love, inevitable truth or control of her own destiny.
Director, writer: Pauls Ķesteris
Writer: Gatis Mūrnieks
Co-writer, consultant: Ivo Trajkov
Set Designer: Mārtiņš Straupe
Costume Designer: Liene Dobrāja
Producer: Inese Boka-Grūbe
Assistant Producer: Anete Ruperte
Project Developed with the support of
the Creative Europe programme of the European Union (Media),
National Film Centre of Latvia,
State Culture Captial Foundation
Developed at: MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021
Latvia is a European country, one of the three Baltic States. It is located in north-eastern Europe by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga. Latvia shares borders with Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia. Latvia has always been the crossroads of trade routes.
Area: 64 589 km2
Total length of national border: 1 862 km
Length of Latvian and Baltic Sea coastline: 494 km
Population: 1 919 968 (2019)
Time zone: GMT/CET +2
Government: parliamentary republic
President: Egils Levits
Territorial regions: Kurzeme, Zemgale, Vidzeme, Latgale, Riga region
Largest lake: Lubans, 80.7 km
Deepest lake: Dridzis, 65.1 m
Longest river within the territory of Latvia: Gauja, 452 km
Largest river: Daugava, 1 005 km (in the territory of Latvia: 352 km)
Highest point: Gaizinkalns, 311.6 m
Cities: Of Latvia's 76 cities, only two have over 100 000 residents – Riga (~856 000) and Daugavpils (120 000). Other larger cities include Jekabpils, Jelgava, Jurmala, Liepaja, Rezekne, Valmiera and Ventspils.
The official national language of Latvia is Latvian, which is one of the oldest Indo-European languages belonging to the Baltic language group. It is neither a Slavic, nor a Germanic language; the only other language in the Baltic language group is Lithuanian. Latvian is spoken by approximately 1.5 million people.
The most common denominations are Evangelical Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Orthodox.
People in Latvia are fluent in speaking Latvian, Russian, English and German.
Cities and Towns
Nine large cities and 67 towns. The architecture of Latvia's small towns is singularly beautiful, formed by its one- and two-storey structures, soviet apartment blocks, and city centres.
Modest, nostalgic and exciting locations, from traditional Latvian celebration environments to the kitsch and crazy.
Immaculately kept farmsteads that look as they did 100 years ago, as well as Soviet era houses and contemporary architectural mistakes and whims.
Villages deep in the countryside that still observe ancient traditions and villages from the Soviet urban-rural era.
Natural ecosystems in Latvia, largely untouched by man, still thrive in half of the country's territory. Historical and economical changes in Latvia have made its scenery even more vivid.
Airports and Airfiels
Architecture from several periods and contrasting scenery. Functioning air fields, as well as inactive and forgotten locations.
Castles and Manor Houses
Medieval stone castles – reconstructed examples remain in Riga and in Jēkabpils. The ongoing reconstruction of medieval castles is taking place in several towns. There is an impressive baroque castle in Jelgava, designed and built by Rastrelli. There are also many well-kept, quiet and luxurious manor houses.
Warehouses and Factories
In the middle of nowhere and near city centres, there are many impressive and empty "ghost" factories that await an unknown future.
Military sites and Monuments
The Soviet Army left Latvia and the other Baltic States in 1994. Military airfields and cities, military prisons and bunkers – the remains of history that are gradually fading from the collective Latvian memory.
Latvia's museums are often housed in the most beautiful buildings in the city or town; they are the keepers of spiritual, artistic and material culture. Museums employ knowledgeable professionals who are always ready to offer their assistance and advice.
Active farms that still raise livestock, farms operated by other small businesses. Even empty and abandoned farms in towns and rural villages.
Majestic and attractive castle mounds can be found in Latvia, even a unique Scandinavian mound (ca. 600 - 700).
Stages and Pavillions
Stages of different sizes -
38 x 26 m / h 12m
32 x 26 m / h 9m
10 x 14m / h 5m