The first Baltic stand Clermont-Ferrand and Latvian animation at Berlinale 2022!

For the first time in a Market’s history Baltic countries will have one joint stand, where visitors will be able to hear about the newest Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian short films, to discuss the film industry in Baltic countries and to discover new possible collaborations. Latvian participation is supported by the National Film Center of Latvia.


From 6200 films submitted, only 77 were selected for the International Competition and one of them is “Goda sardze” (Guard of Honor) by Edmunds Jansons.


dir. Edmunds Jansons, produced by Atom Art, Latvia

Baltic Market Screening

A film collection called “Baltic Shorts” containing the freshest short films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – work-in-progress or just recently finished and looking for the distribution, sales opportunities or festival premieres – represent some of the most exciting filmmakers currently working in the region and display the creativity and unique sensibility of films from the Baltic region.

Part of Baltic Market Screening there are two animation shorts and one of them is a tattoo art inspired short film Mirage Formula by student Rasa Pavilona (Latvian Academy of arts / Movement. Image. Sound. department). The sound for this short film was produced in cooperation with Latvian Animation association.

Mirage Formula | Mirāžas formula

Dir. Rasa Pavilona

Latvia, Animation, 2021, 1’40”

Baltic Short Panel

And last but not least – mark your calendars for a Baltic shorts panel: “Current Waves and Baltic Talents – Co-production opportunities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania”.

With case studies and the latest facts and figures, this will prove invaluable for those wanting to work more with the Baltic countries as well as for those wanting to find out more about those projects that will be making a splash on the circuit in the months to come.

Latvian Co-Financing Fund
Support Programme for International Film Productions
In operation since 2013

Main Co-Financing Eligibility Criteria:
– film fully or partly shot in Latvia;
– services provided by private individuals or legal entities registered in Latvia are used in the production of the film;
– the total budget of the film is at least EUR 711 436 for full-length features or animations and at least EUR 142 287 for documentaries;
– on the date of the submission of the project, the producer has access to at least 50% of the total film production costs.

Total co-financing – up to 40%

Eligible expenses
Costs related to the production of the film, including: administrative and professional personnel costs, equipment rental and services; transport services and fuel; construction services; accommodation, catering, security, and telecommunications services;
procurement of goods and materials; artistic and technological services; lease or rental costs, etc.

Riga Film Fund
Riga City Council Co-Financing Programme for International Film Productions in Riga.
In operation since 2010

Available support up to EUR 2 000 000 (NFC and Riga Film Fund support)
Open deadline for co-financing applications
During the period in which the funds have been in operation, 25 international productions from 10 countries have received co-financing.


Source: Latvian animation

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