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We're delighted to announce that our writer-producer Līga Gaisa has been selected as a member of the 2024 jury for the European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films, which pools the resources of member states to provide targeted support for the Ukrainian film industry.

17/04/2024

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We're thrilled to announce that the  National Film Centre has granted funding for the production of our film "Secrets of the Great Bog".

The book "Roņpils. The Story of a Swamp" came out in 2020. Soon after that, we started working on a film script in the hope that, inspired by the book, it would one day become a film.

Now we also need to convince film financiers in several other countries so that we can join the twin sisters Tīne and Bīne and their invisible friend Juhan on their adventures in the Bogworld.

16/04/2024

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We are happy to announce that our fiction short film Confessions of my Childhood Body has been selected for the Baltic Competition of the Riga International Short Film Festival 2 Annas, which will take place from 5-11 April in Riga, Latvia.

25/03/2024

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From 19-21 March, our producer Līga Gaisa will be attending the Series Mania Forum, an international industry forum that brings together decision-makers, producers, commissioners, buyers, writers and policy-makers for three days of networking, discovery and insight in Lille, France.

19/03/2024

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We are delighted to announce that our producer Antra Gaile has been selected for the ACE Mentoring Programme EU 2024, joining a select group of emerging producers from Europe and beyond.

18/03/2024

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From 16th to 20th February, our producers, Līga Gaisa and Antra Gaile, attended the European Film Market in Berlin to find partners for the studio's feature films in development, the family film Secrets of the Great Bog and the vampire comedy Superheroine on the Wrong Side of Forty, as well as for the drama series The Perfectionist about  the effects of emotional trauma.

The attendance of the EFM was co-funded by the European Union’s Single Market Programme.

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21/02/2024

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Hooray for us!  Our fiction short "Confessions of My Childhood Body" won the Best Student Film Award at the National Film Awards yesterday, 4 February. The film's director Emīlija Karetņikova also received the FIPRESCI Latvia Award.

The film is supported by the Culture Capital Foundation; the general sponsor is the DEPO chain of stores.

05/02/2024

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On 30 and 31 January, our producer Līga Gaisa is attending TV Drama Vision, an international conference and marketplace focusing on drama series, in Göteborg, Sweden. 

30/01/2023

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Exciting news! We're thrilled to announce that the nominations for the Latvian National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps" have been announced, and we're incredibly proud to announce that two of our films, "Sisters in Longing" and "Confessions of My Childhood Body" have been nominated in the following categories:

The documentary "Sisters in Longing", which we produced in collaboration with the New Riga Theatre, has been nominated for Best Feature Length Documentary, and the director Elita Kļaviņa has been nominated for Best Documentary Director. In addition, the cinematographer of Sisters in Longing, Baiba Kļava, has been recognised with a nomination for Best Documentary DoP.

The fiction short "Confessions of My Childhood Body", which we produced in collaboration with the Latvian Academy of Culture, has been nominated for Best Student Film. In addition, the duo of director Emīlija Karetnikova and writer-producer Līga Gaisa have been nominated for Best Screenplay and the sound director Pēteris Pāss has been nominated for Best Sound.

04/01/2023

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We're thrilled and delighted to announce that we have secured development funding for our two feature films in development from the Creative Europe MEDIA Mini-Slate programme. These films are the family film Secrets of the Great Bog, written by Līga Gaisa and based on a story by Dāvids Vikmanis, to be directed by award-winning director Linda Olte, and the middle-aged vampire comedy Superheronine on the Wrong Side of Forty, to be directed by another award-winning director, Dace Pūce, with the script developed from an idea by Aiva Birbele. 

18/12/2023

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Yesterday, in a warm atmosphere, we celebrated the national premiere of our short film "Confessions of My Childhood Body" (Mana bērnības ķermeņa atzīšanās) at the K.Suns cinema, followed by a discussion on "The Face of Grooming and Mechanisms of Its Detection and Prevention". 

"Confessions of My Childhood Body" tells the story of an insecure 17-year-old who goes to a summer camp where she spends the best moments of her youth: the friendly attitude of one of the adults makes her feel accepted. But not all offers of friendship are innocent.

The film is a collaboration between "Air Productions" and the Latvian Academy of Culture, and was financed by the general sponsor, the DEPO chain of stores, and the Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia

28/11/2023

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From 15 to 17 November our producer Antra Gaile and writer-producer Līga Gaisa participate in Industry@Tallinn&Baltic Event, an annual international summit and film market for audiovisual industry professionals held during the Black Nights Film Festival.

15/11/2023

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Latvian Television's "Latvian Code. Latvia Today" series of five short documentaries premiered yesterday at the Splendid Palace cinema. 
Our film "Come Outside and Play!", directed by Žaklīne Zābere-Gāga, is a joyful story about true friendship, creativity and the passing of childhood. 

11/11/2023

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We're delighted that our writer-producer Līga Gaisa has been selected to participate in SERIES' WOMEN, the first career development programme for female producers in the European drama series industry organized by Erich Pommer Institut.

The third edition of SERIES' WOMEN will take place from November 2023 to April 2024. The producers will participate in state-of-the-art training opportunities addressing topics such as visibility, leadership and digital entrepreneurship as well as receive curated 1-1 mentoring and pitching coaching. Networking opportunities at TV Drama Vision (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Series Mania Forum (Lille, France) and direct access to decision makers and top industry players will complete the program.

02/11/2023

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​World premiere! 
The documentary short film "Come Out And Play" directed by Žaklīne Zābere-Gāga will have its premiere on 10 November at 7 pm in the beautiful cinema "Splendid Palace". The film will premiere as part of Latvian Television's "Latvian Code. Latvia Today" and will be aired on LTV1 on 23 November at 7:30pm.

The film is a fascinating story of true friendship, creativity and the passing of childhood. 

28/10/2023

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We're delighted to announce that our vampire comedy with the working title Superheroine on the Wrong Side of Forty (Divi jauni zobi in Latvian) has received development funding from the National Film Centre of Latvia. 

The script is being developed by Aiva Birbele who has received a creative grant from the State Culture Capital Foundation, with support from Līga Gaisa.

17/10/2023

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We are pleased to announce that Air Productions is part of the international film project Dance Plus City. 
Dance Plus City is a series of eight short films to be shot in four countries (two films in each country) - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine - fusing architectural spaces with the movements of contemporary dancers.
This month, Dance Plus City begins its production phase with two films by Latvian directors - Valērijs Olehno with cinematographer Aigars Sērmukšs and London-based dancer and choreographer Darius Algis Stankevičius (Lithuania) will shoot their film at the Vilnius Drama Theatre in Lithuania, while Rūta Ronja Pakalne with cinematographer Alis Mäesalu (Estonia) and dancer Johhan Rosenberg (Estonia) will shoot their film at House 61 in Jūrmala, Latvia.

The production of the two short films is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia. 

04/10/2023

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From 4th to 6th October our producer Antra Gaile and writer-producer Līga Gaisa attended the Young Horizons Industry, an annual international co-production forum (formerly Kids Kino Industry) attenmded by more than 300 distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, platforms, festivals, film funds, investors, producers and creators aimed at supporting and promoting film and series development for young audiences. At the forum Līga and Antra had meetings with potential partners for the studio's project in development, 'Secrets of the Great Bog'.
The participation of Young Horizons Industry was co-funded by the European Union's Single Market Programme.

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03/10/2023

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We are delighted that our producer Antra Gaile has been selected to participate in the networking platform for emerging producers with strong focus and vision Match Me! 2023, which will take place from 4 to 6 August in Locarno, Italy.

17/07/2023

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We are delighted to announce that Elita Kļaviņa, director of Sisters in Longing, has been awarded the Third Degree Medal of Honour of the Judiciary "for her outstanding contribution to strengthening democracy and the rule of law"!

10/05/2023

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We're excited to announce that the National Film Centre of Latvia has granted Air Productions, in collaboration with PomPom Film from Croatia, Objektif from Slovakia and Senca Studio from Slonevia, a minority co-production grant for the family film, "Spacehead". The Latvian side will provide the music for the film, and we're thrilled to have the young and talented composer Līva Blūma onboard as the film's composer.

"Spacehead" is a heartwarming story about Alice and her autistic older brother, nicknamed Spacehead, who move to a village house to protect him from prejudice. When their parents disappear mysteriously, Alice must seek help from the children in the neighborhood to find and save them. Spacehead, who can't be left alone, joins in, and the children are confronted with his otherness, leading to a gradual change in all of them as they journey together.

28/04/2023

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Until 30 April, we are continuing the crowdfunding campaign for the short film 'Confessions of My Childhood Body,' which we are producing together with the Latvian Academy of Culture. 

More information about the film and how to donate can be found here: https://igg.me/at/kermenaatzisanas.

Based on true events about grooming, the film tells the story of a 17-year-old girl who goes to a summer camp but struggles to fit in with the other campers. When one of the adult group leaders notices her and befriends her, she feels grateful for the attention. However, she soon discovers that the seemingly innocent emotional bond and expression of friendship is just a method for the group leader to satisfy his own desires.

The film is the graduation film of director Emilija Karetnikova and Santa Helena Pedele.

26/03/2023

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Our producer Antra Gaile and writer-producer Līga Gaisa recently participated in m:brane, an international platform with a focus solely on young audience projects in development. Their project in development, 'Secrets of the Great Bog', was selected for pitching at the Main Pitch. The event took place from 14 to 16 March, 2023, and provided a valuable opportunity for them to connect with industry professionals, showcase their work, and explore potential partnerships.

17/03/2023

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We are thrilled to announce that Linda Olte has joined our project, Secrets of the Great Bog, as a director. Linda is an incredibly talented filmmaker, and we are excited to have her on board.

Linda's debut film, 'Sisters', premiered at the prestigious Warsaw International Film Festival and was awarded the Competition 1-2 Award, a testament to her exceptional talent as a filmmaker. Adding to her accolades, Linda recently received the National Film Award for Best Director.

01/03/2023

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We're excited to share that Antra Gaile, our partner-producer at the studio, has co-produced a powerful feature documentary called 'Before the Light' (directed by Kristīne Briede) together with Ieva Ūbele, under the Rucka Art Fund. At last night's National Film Award ceremony, 'Before the Light' received a Special Mention from the Jury.

Through subtle, unobtrusive and visually compelling storytelling, 'Before the Light' raises thought-provoking questions and sheds light on a topic that deserves greater attention: why women in the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church can only serve under the supervision of a man.

27/02/2023

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We are thrilled to announce that our documentary short, 'Come Outside,' has been selected for funding as part of Latvian TV's annual documentary program, 'Latvia's Code. Latvia Today.'

15/02/2023

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We're happy to share some great news! Our film in development, 'Secrets of the Great Bog,' has been selected for pitching at the m:brane Main Pitch. m:brane is an international platform that focuses solely on projects aimed at children and youth.

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Our producer, Antra Gaile, is currently participating in the final session of the EWA Mentoring Programme in Trieste, Italy. The Mentoring Scheme of the European Women's Audiovisual Network (EWA) is an exclusive program specifically aimed at women producers who have already made their mark at a national level and now wish to take the next step towards a wider European or international dimension.

23/01/2023

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We are pleased to announce that our producer Antra Gaile and screenwriter-producer Līga Gaisa have been selected as mentors in the Mentoring Programme of the Latvian Academy of Culture, which will take place from February to June 2023. The goal of the programme is to promote the involvement of industry representatives in the study process of the Latvian Academy of Culture and to foster cooperation between industry professionals, providing students with opportunities to develop and get to know the specificities of the industry.

02/12/2022

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We are thrilled to announce that our documentary film, 'Sisters in Longing,' has been selected for the 34th edition of the Trieste Film Festival, which will take place from January 21 to January 28, 2023. The film will be presented in the Documentary Competition.

22/11/2022

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We are delighted to announce that our documentary, 'Sisters in Longing,' has been selected for screening at the 5th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival FIPADOC 2023 (Focus Baltic Countries and Finland) from January 20-28, 2023.

22/11/2022

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From November 21 to November 24, the studio's producers Līga Gaisa and Antra Gaile will be participating in Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event to find partners for the studio's two fiction films in development, 'Secrets of the Great Bog' and 'The Perfectionist'.

21/11/2022

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We are happy to announce that 'Sisters in Longing' has been included in the program of the European Film Weeks in Helsinki, with a screening on December 10 at 5 PM..

17/11/2022

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Today, Līga Gaisa, the screenwriter-producer of our adventure film in development, 'Secrets of the Great Bog', is participating in the central event of the RIGA IFF Showcase programme, which involves project pitches.

21/10/2022

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We're happy to announce that Sisters in Longing is included in the programme of the Baltic Film Days in Oslo with a screening on 22 October 4PM.

15/10/2022

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The Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin has announced its nominations and winners:

Our film "Sister in Longing" has been nominated in two categories: Best Documentary and The Female of Change Award.

The fourth edition of the Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin will take place from October 5-9, 2022, in Berlin. The festival was created to support up-and-coming female talents from different ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, who have unique stories to tell.

09/10/2022

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Kids Kino Industry 2022 Winners Announced!

We're thrilled that Secrets of the Great bog are amongst the winners of the Kids Kino Industry 2022 awards.

The ORKA Production Award – 15,000 PLN for a supporting service of ORKA Production in fundraising for co-production of a project with Poland went to a Latvian live-action film:

SECRETS OF THE GREAT BOG

presented at Kids Kino Industry by Līga Gaisa and Antra Gaile (Air Productions).

Motivation: For creating a world with the spirit of genre cinema and a focus on environmental sustainability.
29/09/2022

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Our animation short, Minotaur, is included in the Baltic Animation Tribute Programme of the 15th edition of the Animasyros International Animation Film Festival that takes place between 20-25 September 2022 on the island of Syros in Greece.

20/09/2022

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The New Riga Theatre opens its new season with an unprecedented event, Es atgriežos no tālienes/I'm coming back from afar, a project that combines theatre and cinema languages joined by the director and actress Elita Kļaviņa to speak about woman’s pain, grief, hopes, and the power to live.

In the first part of the event, the play Je reviens de loin by the French playwright, author of novels and children’s books, Claudine Galea, Elita Kļaviņa will debut as a theatre director. During the second part of the event - Elita Kļaviņa’s latest documentary film Sisters in Longing will be screened.

Premiere on September 9 at 18:30.

Tickets are on sale at bilesuparadize.lv
22/08/2022

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We are thrilled to inform you that our studio's producer Antra Gaile has been selected for participation in the second edition of Producers LINK, a programme for emerging producers of children's content designed by Kids Kino Industry and Cinekid for Professionals.
02/08/2022

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We are happy to announce that our family film Secrets of the Great Bog has been included in the official selection of Kids Kino Industry 2022 (KKI).
KKI is an international co-production forum for films and series aimed at children and youth and a meeting place where industry professionals can exchange ideas and develop new content for young audiences.
KKI will take place from 27 September to 30 September in Warsaw and online (30 September fully online).
22/07/2022

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On 9 September, Elita Kļaviņa, the director of Sisters in Longing, will debut as a theater director at the New Riga Theatre.
We are thrilled that in her debut project, Es atgriežos no tālienes (I'm coming back from afar) Elita, using the language of both theater and cinema, talks about a woman's pain, and grief, hopes, and strength to live.
Premiere on September 9 at 18:30.
Tickets are on sale at bilesuparadize.lv
17/06/2022

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We're happy to announce that the premiere of Sisters in Longing by the director Elita Kļaviņa will take place during IDFF ArtDocFest Riga on 8 March 2022. 
The film is included in the Baltic Focus competition programme. 
01/03/2022

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Happy to be selected for the CineKid Script Lab where the screenwriter Līga Gaisa will develop the script for the full-length family film Secrets of the Great Bog (after a story by Dāvids Vikmanis).
The project so far has received support from the State Culture Capital Foundation and the National Film Centre of Latvia.
06/07/2022

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We're happy to announce that our film Secrets of the Great Bog / Kad Tīne un Bīne satika Juhanu has received development funding from the National Film Centre of Latvia.
The script is based on a story by the Latvian writer Dāvids Vikmanis.
19/05/2021

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Latvian National film award winners announced: Best animation director award goes to Kārlis Vītols, the director of the animation short, the Swan Maden.
18/11/2020

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Happy to announce that our animation short, the Swan Maiden, has been nominated for the Latvian Annual Film Award in three categories: Best Animation Film, Best Animation Film Director, and Best Animation Film Artist.
08/10/2020

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