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Why Latvia?
Production Services
Locations
Casting
Financing
Latvia and its capital city Riga is the pearl of the Baltic States and a part of European Union. Situated in the North of Europe and the shores of the Baltic Sea, Latvia  has always been at the cross-roads between the East and the West, the North and the South. Latvia is multi-cultural state where traditions have merged, creating a unique environment, the like of which is not to be found anywhere  in the world. Riga is a very compact city, favored by international filmmakers for its great historical and modern environments and diversity.

RIGA
  • Located in Northern-Eastern Europe, only a 2 hour flight away from London, Paris, and Moscow;
  • A compact, but extensive reservoir of diverse undiscovered filmmaking locations;
  • Included in UNESCO World heritage list for its medieval architecture, for the quality and quantity of its Art Nouveau architecture, for its 19th century architecture in wood;
  • A starting point on the way to Latvian picturesque, unspoilt nature, sea, fields, forests, swamps, manors and colourful towns.
The city-actress who is able to double many European cities just like Latvian nature doubles many places from all around the world.

Why Latvia?

Fantastic Locations
 Latvia is very compact – you can shoot many different locations like city, nature, see  per day. Latvia boasts with contrasts. Our nature pearls include rare bogs, deserted beaches and forests. Capital Riga is bigest in Baltic state,  it is modern Europen city with romantic old town in its heart.
Just next to the Old town is hantytown, which besides of romantic two storey wooden houses is also the home for some of the most imposing examples of historical industrial architecture.
It is easy to find places look like Germany, other European city or Russia.
Shooting permits can be arranged quickly and easily.
Some of the lowest filmmaking costs in Europe.
By having Latvian film producer as a partner in your project You  can have cash rebates for up to 25 % of eligible film related expenses.

Studios

Riga Motion Pictures Studio founded in 1948 is one of the oldest motion picture studios in the Northeastern Europe.
Stages are well equiped and it comes with construction workshops, modern production offices and  wide choice of props. The studio is not producing studio, only provide the facilities.
FA Filma is a Latvian film production company, producing feature films and documentaries with artistic merit, lately focusing on co-productions. Our films have won numerous festival awards and were distributed internationally.
We also provide full spectrum of production service for films, commercials and music videos   in Latvia and the neighboring countries. During your production in Latvia  FA Filma will secure you effective solutions and internationally experienced English-speaking crews, professional camera, light and grip equipment and sound stages. Creatively we can offer script consulting and editing.
Within close distances we can locate properties from a broad spectrum categories that include modern and medieval architecture, warehouses and industrial districts, mansions and castles, villages and authentic landscapes.
Working with FA Filma means also an in-house casting. We cooperate with the best Latvian freelance and TV casting directors to provide you both photo and video casting.
By having Latvian film producer as a partner in your project You  can have cash rebates for up to 25 % of eligible film related expenses.
http://filmriga.lv/en/co-financing/tender-regulations