Därta Cerina

Dārta Ceriņa is a Latvian film and theater researcher, journalist, and critic. Since 2017 she has been a research assistant and a lecturer at the LAC Research Centre and is studying semiotics at master’s level at the University of Tartu. She works on research projects in the field of semiotics in cinema and performing arts, journalism, and criticism, developing interdisciplinary approaches and putting them into practice. Ceriņa has expanded her knowledge by participating in scientific conferences, festivals and workshops dedicated to performing and audio-visual arts at both the local and the international level. She works at the Riga International Film Festival (Riga IFF) as a curator, and has organized several scientific conferences, workshops, and artistic events as a creative producer, including the International Festival of New Theatre – Homo Novus. Since 2022 she presents a weekly selection of films in video format for Latvian streaming service Tet+, highlighting the best in film and tv series. Starting in 2023, Ceriņa contributes to Latvian Radio as a film critic with weekly episodes. Meanwhile, she gives lectures and is one of the main lecturers at the film literacy and education school Antoine Duanel for non-professionals.