Därta Ceriņa is a Latvian film and theater researcher, journalist and critic. Since 2017 she has been a research assistant and 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 the 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 also organized several scientific conferences, workshops and artistic events as a creative producer, including the International Festival of New Theatre – Homo Novus.
Since the summer of 2022 she has had a weekly selection of films in video format for the Latvian streaming service Tet+ – each week Ceriņa highlights the best in film and TV series. Meanwhile, she gives lectures and is one of the main lecturers at the film literacy and education school Antoine Duanel for non-professionals.