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MASTER CLASS Y PROGRAMACIÓN SIGNE BAUMANE
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Cómo sobrevivir como animador independiente en Nueva York

• Viernes 7 de mayo. De 10:00 a 12:00 horas

Una ponencia explicativa, desde la experiencia, acerca de cómo hacer cine sin grandes estudios de animación y sin contar con financiación del gobierno; y qué es lo que hace independientes a los artistas independientes.
En esta Master Class Signe Baumane nos hablará de su trabajo y experiencia como artista independiente.

Duración estimada: 2 horas


La noche dos rombos

• Viernes 7 de mayo. De 22:00 a 23:30 horas

Cine de animación artística para adultos con charla y presentación de la autora newyorkina.

Duración estimada: 1 hora y media.

"Love Story", 3'30
" Five Fucking Fables" 7 min
"Natasha" 9 min
"Teat Beat of Sex" 30 min
"Birth" 10 min



    

La mejor selección de cortometrajes newyorkinos independientes

• Sábado 8 de mayo. De 21:00 a 22:30 horas

Duración estimada: 1 hora y media

"Backwards" by Aaron Hughes 4 min, 2009

"Q&A" by Mike and Tim Rauch 4 min, 2008

"Letter to Colleen" by Andy and Carolyn London 8 min, 2008

"The Lost Tribes of New York City" By Andy London 3 min, 2009

"Fantasie in Bubblewrap" by Arthur Metcalf 4 min, 2007

"The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger" by Bill Plympton, 6 min, 2010

"The Terrible Thing of Alpha 9" by Jake Armstrong 5 min, 2009

"Hunger Like a Wolf" by Eun-Ha Paek 1 min, 2009

"Unnatural History of Wall street" by Gary Leib 1 min, 2008

"The Royal Nightmare" by Alex Budovsky 4 min, 2008

"Western Spaghetti" by PES 2 min, 2008

"HedgeHug" by Dan Pinto 5 min, 2007

"Elephant Girl" by David Lobser 4 min, 2008

"Mothers' Day" by David Lobser 2 min, 2009

"That Hand Film" by Adam Ansorge 1 min, 2009

"Divers" by Paris Mavroidis 3 min, 2009

"Mirage" by Youngwoong Jang 6 min, 2007




flecha  SIGNE BAUMANE

 SIGNE BAUMANE

"Como directora de cine siempre tengo ansias de publico entusiasta por mis películas y para los ciclos que soy comisaria, y en Animayo mis ansias fueron saciadas - el festival cuenta con muchos colaboradores y audiencia, casi cada proyección, actividad, taller tenían las entradas agotadas y quería llorar de alegría. Un sitio idóneo para aprender más sobre procesos de animación, encontrar celebridades de animación y ver obras maestras internacionales."


Signe nació en Letonia y fue educada en Moscú. Es licenciada en Filosofía.
Aunque es escritora desde los 14 años, la filosofía ha inspirado a Signe para contar historias animadas. Ella comenzó a trabajar en “Riga's Animated Film Studio” en la posición más baja – “cell painter”. En pocos años se ganó suficiente experiencia para escribir, dirigir y diseñar 3 cortos animados que fueron reconocidos en el círculo de festivales internacionales. De esta forma Signe ganó una buena reputación como nueva directora de animación en Letonia.
En busca de desafíos más fuertes, Signe dejó Riga en 1995 y se fue a Nueva York, donde comenzó a trabajar en el estudio de animación independiente de Bill Plympton. En poco tiempo adquirió experiencia suficiente en el salvaje capitalismo del cine para empezar a producir una película por su cuenta y en 2002 dejó el estudio de Plympton para levantar su propio pequeño estudio.

Desde su llegada a Nueva York ha producido y co-producido, escrito, dirigido y diseñado más de 14 cortos de animación independientes. Signe también ha continuado su colaboración con el estudio de animación de Letonia - Rija Films, donde dirigió 2 de sus propias historias a partir de 1995, y Pierre Poiré Producciones que produjo sus películas de mayor éxito "Beat pezón del sexo" y "Birth".
Sus películas se han proyectado en festivales tan prestigiosos como el de Annecy, Tribeca, Sundance, Berlín, Ottawa, Venecia y han recibido numerosos premios.
Signe es miembro de la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias y miembro de la Fundación de Cine de Nueva York para las Artes.
Además de su propia carrera Signe también está interesada en promover el trabajo de otros artistas.Ella programa series de festivales de cine en EE.UU.

La animación es una pasión para Signe, así como un estilo de vida.

Filmography

2009 Birth 12 min, USA/Italy. A young woman (17) Amina is pregnant and afraid to give birth. For consolation and advise she goes to older women but their stories scare her even more.
Festivals: Berlinale Shorts (Competition, Feb 5-15, 2009), Florida Film Festival (March 27- April 5, 2009), 16th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (May 5-10, 2009), 2009 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival (March 13th - March 21th, 2009), Short Film Festival Cellu l'art in Jena / Thuringia (april 22th till 26th, 2009 Germany), Melbourne International Animation Festival 2009 (MIAF, 22-28 June, 2009), International Competition of the Paris Cinema International Film Festival (July 3-14, 2009), BeFilm The Underground Film Festival (April 28-May2, 2009), Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 8-13,2009), Huesca International Film Festival (International Short Film Contest, June 4- 13, 2009), London International Animation Festival (August 28th to September 6th, 2009), FEMINA - International Women's Film Festival (June 1-7, 2009 Brasil, competition), 2009 Rooftop Films Summer Series (June 10th), 58th Melbourne International Film Festival (24 July – 9 August 2009), 17th International Animation Festival of Brazil ANIMA MUNDI 2009( Rio de Janeiro July 10th to 19th, Sao Paulo July 22rd to 26th), Giffoni Film Festival (competition : Troubled Gaze section, 12-25 July, 2009), 2nd International Animated Film Festival Animator 2009(July 6-12, Poznan, Poland), 11th Seoul International Youth Film Festival (July 9 to 15), 13th annual LA Shorts Fest (July 23 - 31, 2009), SICAF - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (July 22-26, 2009), 33rd Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt(August 13 - 17, 2009), Wiesbaden Animation Festival 2009 (October 15-18), International Women's Film Festival in Rehovot (Israel, September 7-13), International Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA (August 7-15, 2009, Russia), 10th Anniversary Women & Girls Fund Film Festival on August 6, 2009 (New London), Göteborg International Film Festival (January 29 - February 8, 2010), 3rd Intl. animation festival ANIMANIMA 09 (Serbia), Ottawa 2009 International Animation Festival (Oct 14-18,2009), Rehoboth Beach Film Festival (Nov 11-15, 2009), 29th Atlantic Film Festival (September 17-26, 2009, in Halifax, Nova Scotia), Eksjö Animation Festival 2009 (September 24-26), Woodstock Film Festival (September 30-October 4, 2009), Cucalorus Film Festival (November 11-15, 2009), Anim’est – International Animation film festival (Romania, October 2nd - 11th2009), Hamptons Film Festival (special screening with New York Women in Film and Television), 52nd edition of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig (26 October - 1 November 2009), FIAE 2009 - 4th International Festival of Erotic Animation (November 2009, Brazil), Voxfeminae Festival (Zagreb, 29th of September till 4th of October 2009), 7th International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis (21-25 of October, Lithuania), Project Twenty1's 2009 Philadelphia Filmathon (Oct 1-4,2009), Femmina International Film Festival (29th of October to the 1st of November 09, Norway), V Córdoba International Animation Festival – ANIMA’09 (Animated Stories Category (International Competition) October 8th and 10th), International short-film Festival La Boca del Lobo (Spain, 21st -30th of October), Martha’s Vyneyard Film Festival (Sept 10-13), Film Columbia (Oct 22-25, 2009), l'Alternativa 2009 - 16th Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Nov 13-31, 2009), Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Nov 5-26, 2009), ALE KINO 27th International Young Audience Film Festival (Sec 6-13, 2009, Poland), London Film Festival (Oct 22,23,15,2009), 7th edition of Cortoons: International Short and Feature Animated Film Festival of Rome (24th to 28th March 2010), Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival GIRAF (Canada), Kinofest 2009 ( 22-23-24 October 2009 in Bucharest), NO TABOO - 4th International Festival of Animation and Sex Education (2009, November 10th to 12th), Anchorage International Film Festival (December 4-17, 2009), XII Edition of the International Short Film Festival of Soria City 2009 (November 25th, 2009, Spain), PLATFORMA VIDEO9 International Film Festival ( 3-6 December 2009 in Athens), I Castelli Animati – International Animated Film Festival 14th Edition (25-29 November 2009, Italy), Animex International festival of Animation and Computer Games (February 8-12, 2010), Animateka International Animation Film Festival (December 7-13, 2009, Slovenia), Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione (December 14 -16, 2009, Italy), International Film Festival ETIUDA&ANIMA 2009 (November 30 – Dec 2, Poland), Flensburger Kurzfilmtage-Tricky (November 18-21, 2009, Hamburg), The Filmfestival del Garda Short Movie Competition Program (Dec 4-8,2009, Italy), Athens 5th AnimFest (March 11-14, 2010), IV International Festival of Actual Animation & Media-art LINOLEUM (Russia, St.Petersburg), ANIMA 2010, the 29th edition of the Brussels Animation Films Festival (Brussels, Belgium, February 12 to 20, 2010), La Enana Marron Independent Cinema in Madrid (February 2010), The Eleventh Edition of “Maremetraggio – International Short Film and Debut Work Festival”(Trieste – Italy from the 25 June to the 3 of July 2010), Future Film Festival (Jan 26th-31st, 2010, Italy), Cortoons International Short Animated Film Festival of Rome – Seventh Edition (March 2010, 24-28), Animex (Feb 8- 12,2010, UK), INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL DORTMUND | COLOGNE (Panorama, 14-18 April), Festival du Court Métrage d'animation de Roanne (March 12,13,14, 2010), Delray Beach Film Festival (March 22-28,2010), AniFest 2010 (Competition, May 18-23, 2010), CORTOONS Festival (Rome - Teatro Palladium - from March 24 to 28, 2010), Arizona International Film Festival (April 15-25, 2010), Delray Beach Film Festival (March 22-28, 2010), Cartoons on the Bay (April 15-18, 2010, Italy) Awards: Honorable Mention in the Animation Category of BeFilm 2009, Special Jury Mention «Most Ironic Film about the Pregnancy» at International Competition ‘LABORATORY OF DISCOVERIES' 2009 at International Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA , SIYFF Eyes Award by Audience Juries at Brilliant Moment section at Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Grand Prix winner of animation festival + forum animasyros 2.0 (held at Syros Island from the 24th to the 27th of September 2009), Honorable Mention at Project Twenty One 2009 Philadelphia Filmathon, Honorable Mention at Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival GIRAF, Special Mention at Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Special Mention at I Castelli Animati, Student’s Jury Award at 16th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Best Short Film at Filmfestival del Garda 2009 2007 Teat Beat of Sex: Episodes 8, 9, 10, 11, 7 min, USA/Italy. A take on first kiss, first make out session, first sex from a girl’s point of view.
Festivals: Berlinale Shorts (Feb 7-17, 2008), Florida Film Festival (March 28-April 6,2008), Film Fest Dresden (special program, April 15-20,2008), 15th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2008 (special program), BeFilm The Underground Film Festival (April 29 - May 3, 2008), Best of FilmFest Dresden (Koln, Berlin, May 2008), Annecy International Animation festival (Spicy program, June 9, 13, 14, 2008), FESTROIA International Film Festival (special program, June 6-15, 2008, Portugal), Rooftop Films 2008 Summer Series (June 20th), Animator 2008 - the 1st International Animated Film Festival (Poznan 7-12 July), Utopia Filmfestival of the art exposition "Utopia Project" (Italy,June 7th 2008), Interfilm Berlin Special program “Shorts Attack! All About Sex” (July 19th, 2008), 32nd Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (August 16th, 2008, Germany), Molise Film Festival (Casacalenda 5- 10/08/2008 Italy), Animation Block Party (“Lizard”, July 25-27, NY), Q!Film Festival Indonesia (August 7th - 16th 2008), Animanima International Animation Festival (Sept 10- 13, 2008, Serbia), 28th Atlantic Film Festival (in FramexFrame program, September 11-20, 2008, in Halifax, Canada), International Kino Forum Arsenals (panorama, Sept. 12-21), 3rd San Francisco International Animation Festival (Nov 13 - 16, 2008), Woodstcok Film Festival (Oct 1-5), Coney Island Film Festival (Sept 25-28), AFI Fest 2008 (October 30 - Nov 9th), FIAE 2008 - International Festival of Erotic Animation(Brazil,Nov 6- Dec 7), 14th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival (November 12-15, 2008), Tricky Women 2009 (March 5 - 9), 8th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival (April 2-6th), CineKink (February 24- March 1, 2009), Nashville Film Festival (April 16-23, 2009), Smile 2009 - The International Festival Of Animated Films(Saratov, Russia April 24-27, 2009), MEDIAWAVE'2009 International Film and Music Festival(25 April - 2 May in Gyor, Hungary), Maremetraggio - International Short Film Festival (Trieste -Italy, June 26th - July 4th 2009), Time Film Festival (June 19 & 20th 2009, Esplanade du Flon, Lausanne, Switzerland), Camp Tipsy Music festival (special program, August 14-15), 2009 Sexy International Film Festival (Melbourne from October 23-November 1), Film Brothers Festival of Shorts (at the Wilmington Fringe Festival on Oct 2 and 3) Festivals: Best Animation at Florida Film Festival, Honorable mention at BeFilm Festival, 3rd Place at ASIFA-East Animation Awards, Best Animated Short at CineKink, Finalist in Animation Category at 8th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival

2007 The Very First Desire Now and Forever, 1 min, New York. Do you remeber your first desire?
: Philadelphia Film Festival, April 3-15, 2008, 10th edition of the "Festival International des Très Courts"-Very Short Films' Festival(May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Paris), Sundays in the City March Movie Marathon (March 9th, NYC), Brooklyn International Film Festival (May 20-June8), The 28th Asbury Shorts New York (May 17, 2008), Animanima International Animation Festival (Panorama, Sept 10-13, 2008, Serbia), 14th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival (November 12-15, 2008)

2007 Veterinarian 17 min, Rija Animated film studio, Latvia. A story about a vet with a broken heart.
Festivals: 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (October 17th- 21st, 2007), 2007 Taiwan International Animation Festival(Sept28-Oct7th,3007), 3rd Annual Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF3, Nov2-3,Canada), 4th International Animation Film Festival Animateka (Dec3-9, 2007, Slovenia), 10th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka(Feb 14-22,2008), San Francisco Independent Film Festival (Feb7-19,2008), Tiburon International Film Festival(March 13-21, 2008), 50th Annual Exhibition for the Society of Illustrators (NY, Jan 30-Feb16th, 2008), Dam Short Film festival 2008 (Feb7-9), Sundays in the City March Movie Marathon (March 9th, NYC) Florida Film Festival (March 28 – April 6, 2008), Philadelphia Film Festival (April 3-15, 2008), MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Festival(April 25-May3,2008, Hungary), Anima Basauri /Basauri-Bizkaia International Animated Film Festival(April 18-25, Spain), 2008 Arizona International Film Festival (April 18-27), 15th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2008 (special program), NexT International Short and Medium Length Film Festival 2nd edition(Bucharest, April 7th- 13th, 2008), Melbourne International Animation Festival 2008 (June 16-22), Chicago Short Film Brigade (April 10-13), Staten Island Film festival (June 5-8,2008), SouthSide Film Festival (June 17-21), Chocolate Factory's first experimental film screening (June 7, 2008 NY), Rooftop Films 2008 Summer Series (June 27th), Melbourne International Film Festival (July 25 - Aug 10, 2008), Animator 2008 - the 1st International Animated Film Festival (Poznan 7-12 July), The London International Animation Festival (September 2-7, 2008), 28th Atlantic Film Festival (in FramexFrame program, September 11-20, 2008, in Halifax, Canada), International Kino Forum Arsenals (Sept 12-21), 28th Amiens International Film Festival( official section « Cinéma d'animation européen » November 7-16), International Festival of Animated Films TINDIRINDIS 2008 (October 23-26), 25e FESTIVAL DU FILM cinéma d'ici et d'ailleurs (25 novembre au 3 décembre 2008), My Europe Films, International Film Festival "ETIUDA&ANIMA 2008" (17th and 21st November in Krakow), Corto Imola Film Festival (European Short Compretition, Dec 5-9, 2008, Italy), International Festival of Animated films AniFest 2009(May 1 – 4), 2009 San Joaquin International Film Festival (May 14 to 23), Anifest 2009 (Czech Republic), The MergingArts Womanimation! 2009 Festival (3/28/2009), Napoli Film Festival (10-15 June 2009, Naples), International Animated Film Festival KROK (Sept 28- Oct 7, 2009), Kinofest 2009 ( 22-23-24 October 2009 in Bucharest)
Festivals: Honorable Mention for the Best International Short Animation Award at GIRAF, Excellence in Animation at ASIFA-East Animation Awards, Best Animated Short at Staten Island Film festival, Special Prize for Ecological Film at Animator 2008 - the 1st International Animated Film Festival Poland, Special Mention at Premio Simona Gesmundo Corti d'Animazione 2008, Audience Award in the category "Politics and Policies" at My Europe- a week of European films (November 2008)

2007 Teat Beat of Sex 4 min, USA/Italy/Latvia/Switzerland. A take on sex exclusively from a woman’s point of view. Shocking!
Festivals: BeFilm The Underground Film Festival 2007 (New York), ASIFA-East Festival 2007 New York), Finalist of NFB Short Film Online Competition Cannes Special 2007, 15th International Animation Festival of Brazil – ANIMA MUNDI 2007, ANIMA MUNDI SPECIAL 2007, First Sundays Comedy Film Festival, Annecy Plus 2007, Just for Laughs Film Festival (July 12-22, Montreal), FunFest NYC, July 17th, 2007), Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival 2007, 3rd Zurich Film Festival 2007(Sept27–Oct7,Switzerland), Marbella International Film Festival(5th to 7th October 2007,Spain), IV Córdoba International Animation Festival (Argentina,Sept19th and 22nd), 13th Cucalorus Film Festival (USA, November 7-10, 2007), Rooftop Films (September, NY), Capetown Comedy Festival - Best of Just for Laughs Film Festival program(Sept, USA), Calgary International Film Festival - Best of Just for Laughs Film Festival program, 2007 Taiwan International Animation Festival, 2007 Woodstock Film Festival(Oct 10-14), 15th Raindance Film Festival(25th Sept - 7th Oct 2007, UK), 2nd San Francisco International Animation Festival (November 8 -- 11, 2007), Coney Island Film Festival 2007, 9th Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation 2007 - in Best of International Animation 2006/07 program (Oct18-21), Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig (29Oct - 4 Nov 2007), 8th annual Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2007, 27th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (Oct 18 - 28, 2007), FIAE 2007 - International Festival of Erotic Animation(Brazil,Nov 6-8), Darryl's Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival (Oct 13, 2007, Canada), Chicago Short Film Brigade (Oct 25,2007), Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Animated Dreams(Nov 21- 25, 2007), 18th Annual St. John's International Women's Film Festival(Oct 16-20, Canada), FIKE 2007 - Evora International Short Film Festival (16-24 Nov), Anipact 2007 (Korea), Best of Independent Exposure 2007 Edition (Juice), San Francisco Independent Film Festival (Feb7-19,2008), Sundance Film Festival 2008 (Jan17-27), Florida Film Festival, Tricky Women 2008(March 27-31, Austria), 15th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2008, CineKink New York (Feb 26-March 2, 2008), 12th edition of the REGARD sur le court métrage au Saguenay festival(March12- 16,2008, Canada), Painted Lips and Lolly Licks: The Sexy Film Festival (Feb16, 2008.Ottawa), Sundays in the City March Movie Marathon (March 9th, NYC), Ann Arbor Film Festival (March25-30,2008), MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Festival(April 25-May3,2008, Hungary), SWAN Day of Merging Arts Fearless Femmes in Film (March 29,2008), Film Fest Dresden (April 15-20,2008), Indianapolis International Film Festival(April 23-May3,3008), 2008 Arizona International Film Festival (April 18-27), 39th Annual Nashville Film Festival( April 17-24), KARRATU section (short films in DVD) in the 4th edition of ANIMABASAURI, 55th Belgrade Short and Documentary Film Festival, Winnipeg Cinematheque, April 4, 5 screenings (Canada),18th Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film Animafest (Panorama,May 31st to June 5th, 2008), Melbourne International Animation Festival 2008 (June 16-22), 34th Seattle International Film Festival (May 22 to June 15, 2008), "Around the Très Courts" in the thematic program "They Dared" (May 2-5, France), International Women's Film Festival FEMINA 2008 (June 2-8, Rio de Janeiro), 2nd Annual West County Film Festival ( CA,October 17-19,2008), Brooklyn International Film Festival (May 20-June8), SouthSide Film Festival (June 17-21), WILDsound's Film Festival (May 23-25, Toronto), FESTROIA International Film Festival (special program, June 6-15, 2008, Portugal), 10th Annual Hi Mom! Film Festival, Utopia Filmfestival of the art exposition "Utopia Project" (Italy,June 7th 2008), Sundance Shorts Sunday at Brooklyn Academy of Music (Sunday, June 1, 2008), Frozen Film Festival (San Francisco, July 10-12, 2008), Expresión en Corto International Film Festival ("Midnight Madness" Showcase, July 18 – 27, 2008 Mexico), Best of Filmfest Dresden - Powerful Women special program (July 18, 2008, Quedlinburg, Germany), 32nd Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (August 17th, 2008, Germany), Molise Film Festival (Casacalenda 5- 10/08/2008 Italy), Ottawa International Animation Festival special program of Erotic films “Blue Toons” (Sept 17-21, 2008), 28th Atlantic Film Festival (in FramexFrame program, September 11-20, 2008, in Halifax, Canada), Pornfilmfestival Berlin (22-26 Oktober 2008), Riga Night Brussels (5th-17th September 2008), 28th Amiens International Film Festival (Nov 7-16,2008), Ellensburg Film Festival (October 2nd - 5th, 2008), 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival (October23-26,2008), 9th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival (December 3 – 7, 2008), Schwenninger Kurzfilmfestival (29th of November, 2008 Germany), Rated X Amsterdam Alternative Erotica Film Festival (Jan15-18,2009), Athens Porn Film Festival (Jan 2009), Time Film Festival (June 19 & 20th 2009, Switzerland), Fantoche International Animation Film Festival(Special program “Body Parts”, Switzerland, Sept 8 -13, 2009), 2009 Sexy International Film Festival (Melbourne from October 23-November 1), KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2009 (Eros & Anima Program, Sept 17-20), Brussels Pink Screens Film Festival (October 22 - 31, 2009), 7th International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis (21- 25 of October, Lithuania), Flensburger Kurzfilmtage-Tricky (November 18-21, 2009, Hamburg), Venetian Carnival 2010 Carnascial Art esca (Feb 6-16), Sexy International Paris Film Festival (April 2010), 7th VIS Vienna Independent Shorts Festiva (2010, May 27th - June 2nd)

Festivals: Second Place in Animation category at BeFilm The Underground Film Festival 2007, Excellence in Writing/Humor at ASIFA-East Festival 2007, Jury Award at The First Sundays Film Festival, Best Film Award at FunFest, Honorable Mention at Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival 2007, Honorable Mention at Woodstock Film Festival, Fez d'Or Award at Darryl's Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival, Honorable Mention at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Animated Dreams, Film Brigade : Best Of 2007, The Eileen Maitland Award at the 46th Ann Arbor Film Festival (2008), The Best International Animation of FIAE 2007, Special Mention at International Women's Film Festival FEMINA 2008, Winner of “K” award at Molise Film Festival, Best Animation at 10th Annual Hi Mom! Film Festival, South Bronx Film Festival (Sept 17-20,2009)

2005 Five Infomercials for Dentists 4 min, New York. The five bizarre infomercials introduce dentists to the essential tools of their trade - latex gloves, anesthesia, crowns and chocolate. Writing, directing, design, animation.
Festivals: ASIFA-East Festival 2005, MUFF - Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2005, Synch Cinema - Animated Out Of Synch 2005, 29th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2005 (Germany), L’Etrange Film Festival 2005, The Nicktoons Film Festival 2005, Milwaukee International Film Festival 2005, Edge Works Short Film Festival 2005, Moviefone Short Film Festival 2005, New York Television Festival 2005, Coney Island Film Festival 2005, Animation Block Party 2005, 31st Festival Internacional de Filmets de Badalona 2005, Monitor’s ‘Tunes In’ at the Brudnel Social Club, 3rd Escapism Action Adventure and Animation Film Festival, 9th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka-2005 (Bangladesh), 2006 San Francisco Independent Film Festival, February 2 - 12, 2006, Tiburon International Film Festival, March 9-17, 2006, Animated Film Festival Bimini (Latvia) 2006, Red Shift Festival 2006, 13th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Nashvile Film Festival 2006, Morbegno Film Festival 2006, Hell on Reels [Astoria Moving Picture Festival] 2006, Moondance International Film Festival 2006, International Short Film Festival Detmold(Germany), Independent Exposure (MIcrocinema) 2006, El Segundo Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes “La Noche de los Cortos” (18-19 Sept, Lima, Peru), GIRAF (Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation festival)(Calgari), Coyote Film Festival in Lake County, California, Brooklyn Design Lab Animation Screening (November 4th, 2009)

Festivals: Second Place in the category of promotional and commercial films at 36th ASIFA -East Festival (2005), Second Prize Indpendent Exposure 2006

2005 Dentist 10 min, New York. An enthusiastic dentist, a reluctant patient and a strange picture on the wall... Writing, directing, design, animation
Festivals: Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2005 (in Children’s film program), Florida Film Festival 2005, Nashville Film Festival 2005, Animated Film Festival Bimini (Latvia) 2005, 10. Internationales Filmfestival Dortmund (Germany) 2005, Red Shift Film Festival 2005, Garden State Film Festival 2005, 4th Tehran International Animation Festival 2005 (Iran), Philadelphia Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival 2005, III Córdoba Animation Celebration - ANIMA´05 (Argentina), Trenton Film Festival 2005, Tribeca Underground Film Festival 2005, Brooklyn Arts Council 39th International Film and Video Festival, The International Festival of Animated Films AniFest 2005 (Czech Republic), Newport International Film Festival 2005, Brooklyn International Film Festival 2005, Alternative Screen : Independent Film Showcase of American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, April 28th, 2005, Anima Mundi 2005, Hi Mom! Film Festival 2005, Atlanta Film Festival 2005, Stony Brook Film Festival 2005, MUFF - Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2005 (it also made Best of MUFF program), Rooftop Films 2005, Shorts at Moonlight 2005 (Germany), 29th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2005 (Germany), Short Film and Video of the Month Club June 2005, Wreck-Beach International Film Festival 2005, Tel Aviv Festival for Comics and Animation 2005, West Chester Film Festival 2005, Big Island Film Festival (Shorts and Ports) 2005, Milano Film Festival (Non Stop Animation Night) 2005, Woodstock Film Festival 2005, Edge Works Short Film Festival 2005, Moviefone Short Film Festival 2005, 4th Annual Portland International Short Short Film Fest (PISS) 2005, L'Alternativa 2005 12th Barcelona Independent Film Festival, 10th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience Chemnitz “Schlingel” /Rascal 2005 (Germany), Animadrid 2005, 2nd No Words - 37th Opere Nuove Film Festival, FREAX Trash-Cash (Germany), 31st Festival Internacional de Filmets de Badalona 2005, 3rd Escapism Action Adventure and Animation Film Festival, ALTER-NATIVE 13th International Short Film Festival 2005, Blue November MicroFilmFest, Film Columbia 2005, Animated Dreams - Black Nights Film Festival 2005 (Estonia), FIKE 2005 Evora International Short Film Festival, 9th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka-2005 (Bangladesh), DaKINO International Film Festival - the 15th Edition (Romania), Emerging Filmmakers Series (Rochester, New York), 6th International Izmir Short Film Festiva (Turkey), Abundant Soul Festival 2005 (Australia), 2006 San Francisco Independent Film Festival February 2 - 12, 2006,
2006 Dam Short Film Festival, 4th ‘Ofensiva’ International Film Festival March 24th, 2006, Third Vilnius Independent Film and Video Art Festival -"Next Festival 2006", 2nd Basauri International Animation Film festival 2006(competition)(Spain), World Festival of Animated Films Zagreb (films for children competition) 2006, Swiss Strange & Fantastic Film Festival (April 13th), 3rd edition of IndieLisboa - Lisbon International Independent Film Festival (April 20th - 30th, 2006), 9th Flying Broom Women's Film Festival, Turkey ,2006 , 5th Tribeca Film Festival (special program), Big Island Film Festival 2006 (competition), Final Cut 2006, UK, 2006 Harry M. Warner Festival of Short Film and Video, New York Short Film festival (competion) 2006, Moondance International Film Festival 2006 (June 9-11), Dervio Film Festival 2006, Official Selection ‘Movies at the Muster’ Heart Of Gold International Film Festival 2006, Festival Internazionale cinema d'animazione e fumetto (July 18th) Italy 2006,
1st edition of the ESTENEST – International Animation Film Festival (Bucharest,September 22-October 1st 2006), Somehwat North of Boston Film Festival 2006, El Segundo Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes “La Noche de los Cortos” (Competition, 18-19 Sept, Lima, Peru), Coney Island Film Festival 2006, 2006 Heeb Film Festival in Houston (November 11-12), Williamstown Film Festival (Oct 21,2006), International Festival of Animated Films TINDIRINDIS 2006(Competiton), Jigsaw Soul/Bound to Collide Film Festival(NY Nov4-11, 2006), Frozen Film Festival 2007(San Francisco), International Short Film Festival TINKLAI(August 31 – October 7, 2007), The 3th International Film Festival - „NAFF2008“(29.06-05.07.2008 Bosnia and Herzegovina), Skopje Film Festival (Republic of Macedonia, March 28 -5 April), Riga Night Brussels (5th- 17th September 2008), Brooklyn Design Lab Animation Screening (November 4th, 2009), Vilnius Comedy Film Festival (Nov 27- Dec 3, 2009) Awards: Best Animation (Audience Award) at Red Shift Film Festival 2005 (New York), Third Best Animation award of Tribeca Underground Film Festival 2005, Best Short Animation Award at Wreck Beach International Film Festival, Best Picture - Short Film and Best Auteur at Blue November Micro Film Festival 2005, Audience Award at L'Alternativa 2005 12th Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Honorable Mention at Hi Mom! Film Festival 2005, Monthly Prize Winner (for August) at The Moviefone Short Film Festival 2005, Honorable Mention at 25th Black Maria Festival 2006, Finalist for the Pawky.com Little Contest, Best Film From Baltics at Third Vilnius Independent Film and Video Art Festival -"Next Festival 2006", Palme d'Schnorrer for Best in Show at Heeb Film Festival 2006

2002 Woman 10 min, Rija Animated film studio, Latvia. A personal myth of creation of a woman and her two ways to encounter a man. Script, directing, design. Festivals: Arsenals - Riga 16th International Film Forum, Florida Film Festival 2003, Tehran International Animation Festival 2003, Taos Talking Picture Festival 2003, 21st International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!(Poznan) 2003, First Latvian Animation Festival “Bimini”, Brooklyn International Film Festival 2003, ASIFA East Festival, Newport International Film Festival 2003, Anima Mundi 2003 -International Animation Festival of Brazil, 27th Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt, Woodstock Film Festival 2003, Red Bank International Festival 2003, Portland Independent Animation Festival 2003, International Animated Film Festival KROK 2003, Boston Underground Film Festival 2003, Cine Eco 2003 -Environmental International Film and Video Festival (Portugal), ALTER-NATIVE 11. International Short Film Festival (Romania) 2003, The Hamptons International Film Festival 2003, Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia) 2003, Siena 8th International Short Film Festival (Italy) 2003, Tindirindi 2003 - International Animated Film Festival (Lithuania), FIKE 2003 - Evora International Short Film Festival (Portugal), ALTER-NATIVE 11. International Short Film Festival (Romania) 2003, New York Exposition of Short Film and Video 2003, FIPA - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuelles (France) 2004, Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival 2004 (Canada), Annapolis Reel Cinema Festival 2004, 6th San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2004, Garden State Film Festival 2004, Chlotrudis Awards Short Film Festival 2004, Philadelphia Film Festival 2004, 23rd Black Maria Film&Video Festival (Citation Selection) 2004, Eastern European Session of The London International Animation Festival August 23rd to the 28th 2005 at The Curzon Cinema in Soho, London, UK, Eastern European Session at Melbourne International Animation Festival June 2005 (Australia), Salt of Water 2006 (Russia), SouthSide Film Festival 2006, Chily Film Festival (UK) 2006, Somehwat North of Boston Film Festival 2006, SWAN Day of Merging Arts Fearless Femmes in Film (March 29,2008, RI)
Awards: First Place at ASIFA East Festival, Kristaps Award (Latvian equivalent of Oscars) for Best Design in Animated Films Category, Silver at New York Exposition of Short Film and Video, First Place Award for Best Cell Animation at 2nd Annual Garden State Film Festival

2002 Five Fucking Fables 7 min, New York City. 5 separate, slightly immoral stories. Writing, directing, design, animation. Festivals: Florida Film Festival 2002, Annecy 2002, Anima Mundi 2002 - International Animation Festival of Brazil, SinCine-NY Erotic Film Festival 2002, Woodstock Film Festival 2002 , Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Animation Festival, San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2003, Cucalorus Film Festival 2003, Las Vegas Erotic Festival 2003, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2003, “Another Connection” International Film Festival (Mediawave 2003) in Hungary, International Competition of 15. Filmfest Dresden 2003, Garden State film Festival 2003, XXI International Film Festival of Uruguay 2003, Dead Center Film Festival (Oklahoma) 2003, Annapolis Reel Cinema Festival 2003, 27th Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt 2003, Tel Aviv Festival for Comics and Animation 2003, Bearded Child Film Festival 2003, Caroline’s Comedy Club, Giggles-Shorts - Toronto International Comedy Short Film Festival 2003, Boston Underground Film Festival 2003, Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2003, International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2003, 12.Short Film Festival in Augsburg 2003, International Schwenninger Short Film Festival 2003, Shorts-Welcome Online Film Festival (Germany) 2003, Animadrid 2003, Sex On Screen Festival (Volume 3) 2004, Annapolis Reel Cinema Festival 2004, 12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2004, Philadelphia Film Festival 2004, Selected for the program Best of International Animation 2003/2004, 6th Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation, L’Etrange Festival Short Film Competition 2004, Long Island Film Festival 2004, The First Sundays Film Festival - The Very Best of Short Comedy Films 2004, Coney Island Film Festival 2004, 2nd Urban Literature Film Festival 2004, I Castelli Animati 2004 (Italy), The Black Nights Film Festival 2004 (Estonia), Lower West Side Film Festival 2005, CineKink NYC 2005, Taiwan International Animation Festival 2006, FIAERio2006 - International Festival of Erotic Animation(Brazil), Painted Lips and Lolly Licks: The Sexy Film Festival (Feb16, 2008.Ottawa), Ottawa International Animation Festival special program of Erotic films “Blue Toons” (Sept 17-21, 2008)
Festivals: Special Jury Award at Woodstock Film Festival, Honorable Mention at Boston Underground Film Festival, Jury Award at The First Sundays Film Festival - The Very Best of Short Comedy Films 2004, Best Animation Award at Coney Island Film Festival 2004

2001 Natasha 10 minutes, New York City. Conceived and rendered with a partner Josh Rechnitz. A story about a neglected housewife who falls in love with a vacuum cleaner. Festivals: Florida Film Festival 2001, Intl. Animated Film Festival KROK 2001, New York Animation Festival 2001, Dokfestival Leipzig 2001, Intl. Independent Brussels Film Festival 2001, San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2002, Goteborg Film Festival 2002, Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival 2002, Oporto International Film Festival/Fantasporto 2002, Fayetteville Film Festival 2002, Chlotrudis Awards Short Film Festival 2002, Taos Talking Picture Festival 2002, XX International Film Festival of Uruguay 2002, Nashville Independent Film Festival 2002, Brooklyn International Film Festival 2002, World Festival of Animated Films - Zagreb 2002, Red Bank International Film Festival 2002, SinCine-NY Erotic Film Festival 2002, Marco Island Film Festival 2002, Cucalorus Film Festival 2003, Rencontres Audiovisuelles 2003, AniFest 2003 Trebon, SwissAm Film Festival 2003, Annapolis Reel Cinema Festival 2003, Garden State Film Festival 2003, Rooftop Films (NY) 2003, 27th Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt 2003, Tel Aviv Festival for Comics and Animation 2003, Bearded Child Film Festival 2003, Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival 2003, International Schwenninger Short Film Festival 2003 ALTER-NATIVE 11. International Short Film Festival (Romania) 2003, 2nd Urban Literature Film Festival 2004, Moviefone Short Film Festival 2005, Wreck-Beach International Film Festival 2006
Awards : Second Place at Caroline’s Comedy Club Funny Shorts Festival

1999 The Threatened One 4 minutes, New York City. An animated, visual interpretation of the poem by Jorge Luis Borges. Direction, design, animation.
Festivals: California Sun Animated Film Festival 2000, Florida Film Festival 2000, Long Island Film Festival 2000, Bambershoot - One Reel Film Festival 2000, Arsenals International Film Festival 2000, New York Expo 2000, 2nd ZEBRA Poetry Film Award 2004, Portland Independent Animation Festival 2004
Awards: Silver at Worldfest - Houston Film Festival 2000, Robbie Burns Award at Cin(e) Poetry Festival 2000, Jury Award at 34th New York Exposition of Short Film and Video 2000

1998 Love Story 3 minutes, New York City. Script, design, and animation. A story about the separation of love and sex.
Festivals: 22nd Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden,1999, Oslo Animation Festival, Norway, 1999, Fantasporto International Film Festival, Portugal,1999, ASIFA-East 1999 Animation Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 1999, Wine Country Film Festival 1999, Fantoche, Switzerland, 1999, Openair Film Festival Weiterstadt, Germany 1999, Bambershoot - One Reel Film Festival 1999, KROK - 99 International Film Festival, Ukraine,1999, Festival Cortometraje de Santiago, Chile,1999, Festival International du Film Independent Brussels,1999, Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia,1999, International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao,1999, Minneapolis International Film Festival 1999, Florida Film Festival 1999, International Leipzig Film Festival, Germany,1999, Arsenals International Film Festival, Latvia, 2000, Argos Project - the Swiss Tour Underground Film Festival, Switzerland, 2000, Tel Aviv Festival for Comics and Animation 2003, FIAERio2006 - International Festival of Erotic Animation(Brazil)

Awards: First award in category of animated films at Montevideo International Film Festival, Uruguay,1999, Best animated short at 99’ Long Island Film Festival, Bronze Award at Worldfest -Houston International Film Festival , 1999

1995 The Gold of the Tigers 21 minutes, Dauka Animation Studio, Riga, Latvia. Script, design , and direction. A Borges-like tale about tigers that switch the customary places of dream and reality.
Festivals: Nordic Light Film Festival, Lithuania, 1995, Burgsvik Film Festival, Sweden, 1995, Sedona International Film Festival( February 24-March 1, 2009)

1993 Tiny Shoes 10 minutes, Dauka Animation Studio, Riga, Latvia. Script, design, and direction. A modern Freudian fairy tale about a girl, her father, a prince , and a dragon. Festivals: Arsenals International Film Festival, Latvia, 1994, Nordic Light Film Festival, Finland,1994, Turku International Women’s Film Festival, Finland,1994, Zagreb International Animated Film Festival , Croatia, 1994, Vilnius International Women’s Film Festival, Lithuania ,1994, Ottawa International Animated Film Festival, Canada, 1994, KROK International Animated Film Festival, Ukraine , 1993.
Awards: Grand Prix recipient at Minsk International Women’s Film Festival, Belorussia, 1995

1991 The Witch and the Cow 2 minutes, Dauka Animation Studio, Riga, Latvia. Script, design , and direction. A tiny witch tries to milk an immense cow. Things get out of her control.
Festivals: KROK International Animated Film Festival, Ukraine,1993, Arsenals International Film Festival, Latvia, 1992, Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia, 1991, Chicago Short Film Brigade(Jan18, 2007)

Exhibitions:

1995 Meeting of Images , Visby, Sweden
2004Toon Town : Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City, New York, USA
2005 47th Annual Exhibition of Society of Illustrators, New York, USA

Retrospectives:

2003 International Animated Film Festival “Bimini”, Riga, Latvia
2003 Two Boots Pioneer Theater, New York, USA
2005 Rencontres Audiovisuelles, Lille, France
2005 4. Festival Internacional de Quadrinhos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2006 Jacob Burns Center, New York, USA
2006 Anima Basauri - 2nd Basauri International Animation Film Festival, Spain
2008 ‘In Person’ at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film Festival, May 1-7, Germany
2008 Animpact, Seoul, Korea, April 29th, 2008
2008 Latvian Film Marathon, May 4th, Riga, Latvia
2010 Tricky Women Festival, March 4-8, Vienna, Austria
2010 Busto Arsiizio Film Festival, March 23, Gallarate, Italy

Fellowships:

2005 Fellow in Film from the New York Foundation for the Arts
2005 Member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences