Consolidation of the Hollywood studio system.
The grand opening of the cinema Splendid Palace – “the grandest cinema in the Baltics”, can seat 824 viewers.
Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (Броненосец “Потемкин”), a triumph of revolutionary form and Russian “montage films”.
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis – a display of German cinema might.
The film The Jazz Singer marks the beginning of the sound films era.
The first American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards ceremony (Los Angeles, USA).
The Surrealist film An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou) is born from the dreams of two Spaniards – Luis Buñuel un Salvador Dali.
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The first film festival in the world takes place in Venice.
Premiere of feature film Bear-slayer (“Lāčplēsis”, director Aleksandrs Rusteiķis) at the cinema Palladium.
Director Josef von Sternberg’s film The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel), shot at the German studio UFA, made Marlene Dietrich a star, opening Hollywood to her. From the 1920s onward, the USA enticed Europe’s best talents.