THE COMPANY

Studio F.O.R.M.A was founded in 1993. Its primary focus – development, production and co-production of quality fiction feature films.

Studio F.O.R.M.A. started production with industrial films and gradually moved into documentaries and fiction feature production. First big screen success was Estonian-Latvian feature GOOD HANDS (dir. Peeter Simm). It premiered in Berlinale’s Panorama section and won the Manfred Salzgeber Prize. A successful life on the film festival circuit with more than 30 locations around the world as well as several other prizes followed.

The biggest success to date is Latvian-Estonian co-production, the family feature WATERBOMB FOR THE FAT TOMCAT (dir. Varis Brasla). After its release the film ranked no. 1 at the national box office for four consecutive weeks and became the most successful European production of the year in Latvia. It has travelled the world to some 40 film festivals and received prizes in such different locations as Chicago (USA), Taiwan and Russia.

The new challenge is move into the bigger European film scene. It has started with successful financing and production of family adventure LITTLE ROBBERS (dir. Armands Zvirbulis) featuring Karl Markovics (star of Foreign language Acdemy Award 2008 winner The Counterfeiter). It is the first ever Latvian fiction feature majority co-production (with MINI FILM, Austria) outside the Baltic States.