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Riga municipality to participate in European Film Market in Berlin

To promote Riga in the eyes of foreign film producers, Riga municipality plans to allocate co-financing for participation in the European Film Market in Berlin in 2018, as confirmed by Riga City Council.

«Participation in this important professional event will strengthen Riga’s and Latvia’s international recognition and reputation as perspective filming locations. This will allow Riga to attract new investments and promote the city as a destination for tourism,» says Riga City Council City Development Committee chairman Maksims Tolstojs.

As part of the project, Riga municipality, in cooperation with the National Film Centre and Latvian Association of Film Producers, will set up a stand at the European Film Market in Berlin in February 2018.

The project’s budget is EUR 19,470. Of this amount, Riga municipality will provide EUR 5,518 and early funding is EUR 1,952.

Allocation of the funding was approved by Riga City Council on Monday, 6 November. The final decision will be made by the Finance and Administration Affairs Committee.


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