The Big Christopher, i.e. Lielais Kristaps, the highest award in Latvian cinema, went to the Czech Actress Brigita Cmuntová for Best Supporting Role in the film The Sign Painter, while Best Sound Award was presented to Czechs Ludvík K. Bohadlo and Robert Slezák for the same movie.
Our teen drama The Pack, a Czech-Slovak-Latvian coproduction directed by Tomáš Polenský, and The Sign Painter (City on the River), Latvian-Czech-Lithuanian comedy-drama by Viestur Kairish, will both be fighting for awards at the upcoming Black Nights Film Festival, also known as PÖFF.
Latvian – Czech - Lithuanian co-production film The Sign Painter (aka City on the River) directed by Viestur Kairish, which was released in Latvia in the beginning of this year and was very popular among local audiences, has now been appreciated also by film professionals. The film has been nominated for Latvian National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps" in all feature film categories and has 15 nominations!