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Foundation "Kino Bize"

National Network: 
Skolas iela 15, Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
Telephone (other): 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

“Kino Bize” is a small indie movie theater located in the center of Riga, Latvia. The theater’ s programming embraces challenging, vibrant and independently produced films and videos as well as thematically programmed retrospection and special events.
“Kino Bize” is run as a non-profit organization with 35 seats and three to four screenings every day. The budgetary includes both income from film screenings and special grants. The staff includes director, project manager and three administrators.
“Kino Bize” is based and related with "Kanepes Culture Center" that is a new performing arts venue, café and music/ social place in Riga. It is occupied by a new “fiery” concert hall, cozy kitchen, summer terrace and the movie theater.

Mission and Objectives: 

1) encourage and support the work of art audiovisual distribution, development and becoming;
2) promote the audiovisual cultural education in Latvia;
3) establish and maintain a public available inventory of audiovisual materials

Main Projects / Activities: 

International film screenings;
Film festivals and special events;
Interdisciplinary project development;
Educational work in audiovisual area - seminars, training, student work screenings;
Social activity program - public discussions to promote the civic participation;
Equipment and services for rent.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

"Kino Bize" as a movie theater offers the direct services for screenings of movies and videos, as well as works as an intermediary between other members of the network and film distributors to complete their activities with related audiovisual material.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

To develop a world-wide contact network and to take part in joint projects.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Laura Lizuma
Head of the organisation: 
Maris Prombergs
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Maris Prombergs

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