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Work experience

2009 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Communication, Department of Communication Studies

1992 - Present

Editor and film-critic

Latvian daily newspaper Diena

2009 - Present

Board member

Latvian Cultural Foundation

2006 - 2009

Employment and vocational integration consultant

Riga Film Museum

2005 - Present

Board Member

Film Council at Ministry of Culture of Latvia

1994 - 1998

TV host and author of the programs about film history

Education and training

2011 - 2012

Research scholar

New York University Tisch School of the Arts

2008 - 2012

Post graduate degree of Arts

University of Latvia

1987 - 1992

Film historian and critic

Moscow Film Institute

Achievements

Supervised study course

Documentary Films

Film History

Introduction to the World and European Authors_ Films

Introduction to the World Film History and Theory I

Introduction to the World Film History and Theory II

Language of Cinema

Language of Cinema, Stylistics and Photography

Film Language

Film Language, Stylistics and Photography

Introduction to World and European Art Films

Lectured study course

Bachelor’s Thesis

Cultural Journalism

Documentary Films

Film History

Final Paper

Introduction to the World and European Authors_ Films

Introduction to the World Film History and Theory I

Introduction to the World Film History and Theory II

Seminar of Bachelor_s Thesis

Bachelor’s Thesis Seminar

Introduction to World and European Art Films

Projects

Author of the exhibitions in Riga film Museum dedicated to the classics of cinema Sergey Eisenstein: The boy of Riga (2008).

Co-author of the exhibitions dedicated to the classics of Latvian cinema:

The Mystery of Janis Streics (2006)

The Forbidden Time of Roland Kalnins (2007).

Memberships

Member of the juries and film critic juries of International Film critics association (FIPRESCI) in Berlin International Film Festival (2010), Venice International Film Festival (2008), Vienna, Stockholm, Cotbus film festivals etc.

Jury member of Latvian national film festival Lielais Kristaps (1998 and 2007).

Jury member of International Festival the Baltic Debut (Svetlogorsk, 2011).

Member of preselection committee of the Student Academy Awards at Academy of the Motion Picture (New York, 2012).

Conferences

Aspects of Style. Seminar organized by the Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn University, March, 2008 15-16, 2008.

Film Noir Features in Rolands Kalniņš’ Film Stone and Splinters. LU Scientific conference: Historical Interpretation in 20th/21st century Film and Theatre, February 24 – 25, 2010.

Ida Lupino. Female Voice in Film Noir. International seminar: The Female Perspective. Organized by the Norwegian Film Institute, LU Dept. of Communications and the Film School, November 25 – 28, 2010.

Stylistic Features of Film Noir and Neo Noir. International seminar organized by the US Embassy and the Film School. May 4 – 9, 2011.

Is the Past the Future of Film? International seminar, round table, organized by the International Film Festival Arsenāls, September, 2011.

Publications

Research articles​​

Rietuma, Dita. Rolands Kalniņš un pasaules konteksti / D.Rietuma // Rolanda Kalniņa telpa: deviņas šķautnes viena izcila kinorežisora radošajā darbībā / sastādītājas: K.Matīsa, A.Zeltiņa. - Rīga : Neputns, [2018]. - 17.-48.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Rietuma, Dita. Latvian cinema : production, genres, audiences / D.Rietuma // Rīga Stradiņš University International Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Sciences "Places" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.2, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.18.

Rietuma, Dita. Simtgade un bērna skatiens = The centenary and child's gaze / D.Rietuma // Starptautiska zinātniska konference "Vēstures poētika un politika teātrī un kino" = International Research Conference "Poetics and politics of history in film and theatre" (Rīga, Latvija, 2018.g. 29.nov.-1.dec.) : [tēzes] / Latvijas Kultūras akadēmija. Zinātniskās pētniecības centrs. - Rīga, 2018. - 25.lpp. - Teksts paralēli latviešu un angļu valodā.

Books and brochures​​

Rietuma, Dita. 500 visu laiku filmu filmas / D.Rietuma [arī sastādītāja un redaktore], N.Naumanis. - Rīga : Dienas Grāmata, 2015. - 614, [1] lpp. - Filmu rādītājs: 610.-[615.] lpp.

Rietuma, Dita. Film noir : no pagātnes līdz mūsdienām / D.Rietuma. - Rīga : Dienas Grāmata, 2014. - 254, [1] lpp.

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Ritma Rungule
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Ilva Skulte
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Anda Laķe
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
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Klāvs Sedlenieks
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Alnis Stakle
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Ruta Siliņa
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Vita Savicka
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Ieva Puzo
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