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NAKTS PASTAIGAS / NIGHT WALKS (2018)
Tonight, Anna and her dad have decided to walk home through the forest. Anna takes a torch and dad lights it up for her. The silent forest is as enchanting, as it is scary and the bright flame as protective as it is blinding. Director, scriptwriter, designer, animator: Lizete Upīte Voice actors: Ieva Segliņa, Ģirts Krūmiņš Sound design: Ģirts Bišs Editor: Inese Kļava Compositing: Izú Troin, Mārtiņš Upītis Colour grading: Andrejs Rudzāts Producer: Sabīne Andersone Production Manager: Ieva Vaickovska Production company: Atom Art / atomart.lv With support of: State Culture Capital Foundation National Film Centre of Latvia
The Robot's Virus (eng subs.) 2014
The Robot's Virus animation: classic/drawing on paper/ 2D/ 3D Director/ screenplay/ art/ animation/edit: Karlis Vitols 3D artist/animator: Kristians Mednis Background painter: Madara Dzintara music: TOTEM run: 5:51 Latvia 2014 Synopsis: The Robot's Virus is a futuristic depiction of a family quarrel which focuses on the deadlock created by technological advancement and the impact it has on human communication in the modern consumer society.
A cat wakes up surrounded by water and must learn to survive. Check out my other animated short films; Inaudible - vimeo.com/131109262 Followers - vimeo.com/117047469 Priorities - vimeo.com/93124212 Written and Directed by Gints Zilbalodis Music by Bertrams Pauls Purvišķis Made with Toon Boom, After Effects, Photoshop and Logic Pro X.
After his plane crashes on a small uninhabited island, a young man and his dog must find a way home. Check out my other animated short films; Inaudible - vimeo.com/131109262 Followers - vimeo.com/117047469 Aqua - vimeo.com/36338055 Written and Directed by Gints Zilbalodis Music by Bertrams Pauls Purvišķis Made with Maya, After Effects and Logic Pro X. Priorities in festivals; Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014 - Won (Best High School Animation) Rojal Film Festival 2014 - Won (Audience Award) Japan Wildlife Film Festival - Won (Best Animation) Animpact Animation Festival 2014 - Nominated (Best Animation) Lielais Kristaps 2014 Nominated (Best Student Film) Animafest Zagreb Anima Brussels Animation Film Festival The Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games 2015 38th Grenzland-Filmtage In Selb Animacursed Festival 2014 Tehran International Animation Festival 2015 Animation Roundup festival 2014 19th International Film Festival SCHLINGEL Desert Dust Cinema 2014 3rd International Motion Festival, Cyprus 2015 Ploiești International Film Festival The 15th Tel Aviv Animation Festival CHILEMONOS. Athens ANIMFEST River Film Festival Sanford International Film Festival Startfest ‘15 Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival Dirigo Film Festival Vienna Short Film Project 15th Sopot Film Festival New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Equinoxio Film Festival Vilnius Airport Film Box LT Reel Youth Film Festival Visionaria International Children's Film Festival India International Festival of Animated Arts Multivision Multivision Festival Zero Plus Animateka International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! Monstra GLAS Animation Festival Student Art Festival Wiper Film Festival SICAF 2016
A musician becomes deaf and struggles to adapt to a new life. Articles on: Short of the Week - https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/08/17/inaudible/ Directors Notes - http://www.directorsnotes.com/2015/08/16/gints-zilbalodis-inaudible/ Check out my other animated short films; Followers - vimeo.com/117047469 Priorities - vimeo.com/93124212 Aqua - vimeo.com/36338055 Written and Directed by Gints Zilbalodis Music by Bertrams Pauls Purvišķis firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/inaudiblefilm twitter.com/gintszilbalodis http://gzilbalodis.tumblr.com Made with Maya, After Effects, Photoshop and Logic Pro X.
A charcoal on paper animation about a motorcycling circus bear who decides to leave the daily routine and takes off to the forest where his true happiness seems to dwell. Watch trailer: https://vimeo.com/41989650 Written, directed and designed by Reinis Pētersons Produced by Sabīne Andersone, Atom Art Financial Support: National film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Fondation More information about festival selections, awards and authors: http://atomart.lv/films/ursus/
Zuduši sniegā / Lost in Snow
In winter some people go ice fishing. Excitement, intensified by freezing temperatures and strong drinks, can lead to unpredictable consequences... Directed by Vladimir Leschiov. Music and sound design: Normand Roger, Pierre Yves Drapeau Production: Jet Media, Animera AB, 2007
For years now, the kiosk has been Olga‘s little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit. To distract herself, she reads travel magazines and dreams of being far away. An absurd incident starts the beginning of her journey. © 2013 VIRAGE FILM in co-production with SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen and HSLU Design & Kunst, Master of Arts in Design http://viragefilm.ch Distribution, World Sales: https://www.interfilm.de/ https://www.facebook.com/thekioskanimation/ | www.anetemelece.lv AWARDS: - Swiss Film Award 2014, Best Animated film - Festival MONSTRA 2014, Audience Award (Student film category) - Les enfants terribles: festival des premiers films européens, Mention du jury officiel 2014 and Prix de La Trois 2014 - International Animated Film Festival KROK 2014, Russia-Ukraine, The Best Graduation Film Award - SICAF 2014 Seoul International Animated Film Festival, Jury Special Award at Student Film Category - Big Cartoon Festival 2014, Moscow, 5th place Audience Award (Program of Winning films) - Ismailia Int. Film Festival for Doc. & and Short Films 2013, Egypt, Golden Tablet, Best Film Award at Short Animation Film Competition - International Animation Filmfestival Tricky Women 2014, Audience Award - Short Film Festival Greipfruts 2014, Daugavpils, LV, 3rd place and Audience Award - 49. Solothurner Filmtage, Audience Award 2nd place (Animation) - Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2013, Ljubljana, Special mention of the Elephant jury - Bornshorts Film Festival 2013, Denmark, Special Mention - Cadrage: 2013, CH, 2nd place in category Short Film - Central and Eastern European Film Festival “CinEast” 2013, Luxembourg, Audience Award for the Best Short Animated Film - China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF) 2013, Special Jury Award in Student Work Category - FANTOCHE 2013, CH, Audience Award (Swiss Competition) - FANTOCHE 2013, CH, Jury Special Mention (Swiss Competition) - Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS 2013, Best Latvian short and Sympathy Award - Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico 2013, Special Mention SELECTIONS: - New York International Children's Film Festival, USA 2015 (Competition) - 9th Tehran International Animation Festival, Iran, 2015 (competition section) - Miami Short Film Festival, USA, 2014, (Official Selection) - Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2014 (Short Film competition) - 27th Helsinki Int. Film Festival - Love & Anarchy, Finland (Official Selection) - The 15th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2014, (Student Stars) - FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014, USA, (Official Selection) - The 18th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF2014), (Student Film competition) - Maui Film Festival, USA, (official selection) - ANIMAFEST Zagreb, HR (children film competition) - Krakow Film Festival, PL (Film Festivals Award Winners program) - Tribeca Film Festival 2014, NYC (short film competition) US Premiere - Holland Animation Film Festiva 2014, NL (junior competition) - Mecal International Short Film Festival 2014, ES, (animation competition) - Animated Dreams 2013, EST (competition) - CINANIMA 2013 - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, PT, (official selection) - KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013, NL (international Student Competition) - Stockholm International Film Festival 2013, SWE, (competition) - DOK Leipzig 2013, GER, (Anima for Kids) - Kaohsiung Film Festival 2013, Taiwan (Competition) - 8th ANIMEST 2013, ROM, (short competition) - Encounters Film Festival 2013, UK, (Competition) - Odense International Film Festival 2013, DK (Competition) - Anima Mundi 2013, Brazil, (Competition) - Milano Film Festival 2013, IT, (milano film festivalino) - Curtas Vila do Conde IFF 2013, PT, (Curtinhas Competition) - Edinburgh International Filmfestival 2013, UK, (Official Selection) - IndieLisboa 2013, PT (International Competition) - 20. Int. Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart 2013, DE, (Young Animation) and more
MINOTAUR 8:30min technique: Stop motion/Paint on glass Latvia 2016 Writer/Director/Art/Animation/Edit: Karlis Vitols Producer: Liga Gaisa Music: Jekabs Nimanis Sound: Ernests Ansons synopsis A story of a small Minotaur who tries to find playmates in the endless labyrinth while his Dad is at work. He only manages to meet mythological characters busy with their own ambitions.
The Letter From Hibakusha
An animated short film created for the TV program produced by NHK Hiroshima Station. The film is based on the letter written by Seiichiro Kawahara who survived after an A-bomb has been dropped on Nagasaki in August 1945. Directed by Vladimir Leschiov. Music by Akira Morimitsu. Sound design by Fumio Taniguchi. Narration by Hiroshi Ito. English sudtitles by Kaho Matsuyama. Produced by Hideo Nashimoto (NHK Hiroshima). Studio: LUNOHOD. Copyrights: 2017 NHK / LUNOHOD.