In total, Latvian choirs participating in the World Choir Games have won six Champion's titles and 54 medals, including 29 gold and 25 silver medals, said the World Choir Games' Press Service head Ilze Salna. In the Open Competition, Latvian choirs took 30 gold, 19 silver and three bronze diplomas, furthermore, five choirs were victorious in their respective categories.
The broad-based arts festival "Cēsis 2014" is taking place in the cultural Vidzeme city through August 9. In its 8th year, its producers Juris Žagars, Indra Lūkina and Daiga Rudzāte have made sure that the programme will be as outstanding as ever, with plenty of surprises.
Animation director, artist and screenwriter Signe Baumane's animated feature "Rocks In My Pockets" received two awards at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic - the International Film Critics Award (the FIPRESCI Prize) and Ecumenical Jury's Award