European Film Awards Ceremony on TV Screens across Europe

European Film Awards Ceremony on TV Screens across Europe
Kaspars Garda, Riga 2014 . Latvian National Opera, the venue for the European Film Awards Ceremony on the 13th of December
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The 27th European Film Awards Ceremony, one of the main events in the “Riga 2014” Programme that will be held at the Latvian National Opera on the 13th of December, will be seen by millions of TV viewers across Europe.

In Latvia, the ceremony will be carried live on Latvian Television’s (LTV) Channel 1, preceded by an introductory TV show at 7:05 p.m. The ceremony will also be aired live in Sweden, on the “SVT Flow” channel, in Portugal on the RTP2 channel, in Italy by the EFFE television, and on the official Internet website of the European Film Academy. 

“The broadcast of the European Film Awards Ceremony will put Riga in the spotlight for millions of TV viewers.

This is the first time the European film industry is so extensively represented in Riga, and I hope that “Riga Meetings” and the Riga International Film Festival will be part of European film professionals’ schedule for years to come,” emphasises Diāna Čivle, the Head of the “Riga 2014” foundation.

“For Latvia, and especially for Riga, this year has been particularly rich in cultural events of international importance, and it’s been our duty, being a public medium, to show these very special events for all TV viewers in Latvia – regardless of their ethnicity, where they live, or how much they earn. Riga has been a true European Capital of Culture, and the Latvian Television has been doing everything in its power to ensure that our viewers promptly receive comprehensive and diverse information about all of these special events,” says the Latvian Television’s CEO Ivars Belte.

He goes on to say that the Latvian Television has been airing the European Film Awards Ceremony for many years now, but this year LTV is the technical producer of the ceremony – a television that records the ceremony to be later broadcast in many countries around the world.

The recording of the ceremony will be televised by the culture channel ARTE (France, Germany, Austria), and in almost forty countries, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Albania, the Netherlands, Greece, Croatia, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Slovenia, Slovakia and many more.

In the meantime, our portal will start liveblogging and photographic coverage of the ceremony at 6 p.m., featuring exclusive extra information about the European Film Awards Ceremony, reports from the backstage and other events before and after the official live broadcast on TV.

“Lattelecom’s” new channel “Kultūra 360TV” will join the European Film Awards Ceremony already at 6:30 p.m. with red carpet commentary provided by fashion designer Bruno Birmanis and film expert Māris Prombergs. A special edition of the “Kino ziņas” (Cinema News) show will start at 7:30 p.m., where film critic Dita Rietuma will brief the viewers about the key films nominated for the European Film Awards, and the Awards Ceremony itself will be aired live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The ceremony will be hosted by German TV personality, author and director Thomas Hermanns. The founder of the famous German “Quatsch Comedy Club” also partnered with Maria von Heland for the script.

More information about the nominees for the European Film Awards is available here: www.europeanfilmawards.eu.

The 27th European Film Awards Ceremony is part of the “Riga 2014” Programme.

“Lattelecom”, the main co-operation partner of the “Riga 2014” Programme, will be providing technical support during the European Film Awards Ceremony events. Free “Lattelecom” WiFi hotspots will be set up at the venues of the ceremony, whereas photographers will be offered “eDati” – a convenient and safe online data storage and exchange service.

The popular Latvian confectionery “Laima” has planned special presents for the artists nominated for the European Film Awards and guests of the ceremony, whereas “Audi” and “Volkswagen” are the official cars of the European Film Awards Ceremony.

ERGO, the official “Riga 2014” insurer, provides insurance for this and other major events in the “Riga 2014” Programme.

Car rental and leasing company “Sixt” is the European Film Awards’ official car rental partner in Latvia, providing transport for the organisers and guests of the ceremony.

The European Capital of Culture Programme of Riga is prepared and run by the “Riga 2014” foundation in collaboration with state, municipal and non-governmental cultural organisations and creative associations. The Programme is financed by the Riga City Council, Ministry of Culture and the European Commission.

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