>>> New puppet animation short "WAIKIKI" (VAIKIKI) by director Māris Brinkmanis has been finished!
Script - Maris Putnins
Art- Maris Putnins
Director- Maris Brinkmanis
Camera- Evalds Lacis
Music - Goran Gora
Sound - Normunds Deinats
Producer- Maris Putnins
colour, digital, 16:9,
Evening time at pastry shop. Dark brown cocoa sweet potato falls off the shelf into a plate of sweet zephyrs (marshmallows). He opens his eyes moves his little arms and legs and realizes that he has fallen into zephyr container on his head. Zephyr (Marshmallow) pink girl is disturbed from the hustle and opens her eyes. They look at each other. New friends decide to walk through the cake rack and adventures can begin...
>>> Puppet animation short FOREST GUARDS by Maris Brinkmanis has received an award for the best kids film at New Chitose Airport Int'l Animation Festival 2016. in Japan! Congratulations!!!
Synopses: The story is about little Piglet who prefers sweet, lazy sleep than engaging in any housework. He gets offended when his friends ask for help. Chatty magpie tells little Piglet of rich and generous relatives in the forest. Piglet believes magpie and goes into the forest for promised better life. But the dream turns into illusion and Piglet’s trip turns into a dangerous affair…
MASTER’S SECRET LIFE
(director Janis Cimmermanis)
The film is dedicated to the centenary of Arnolds Burovs.
Animated documentary film.
A. Burov’s life – partly reflected in real documentary shots, partly in characters or fragments from his films and partly also in newly created animations. We find A. Burovs as a young man without any specific characteristic similarity. He is rather a kind of man that he wanted to see himself in memories and fantasies.
The real life gradually passes into the world of fantasy through the play with different characters and the small film puppets which he himself modifies and rearranges as he wants. Thus A. Burovs reveals his dreams about Bimini, his nostalgic desire for past times that he wants to make real and fill with life again. The performance of puppets in the film become a reality. The dreams fulfill. There we can meet the poet Caks, the artists Sappy, Rembrant with Sasky... And Master finally reaches his dreamland - Bimini...
>>> Great news!
Award in nomination "Best animation film" went to puppet animation short "TOWER" by Janis Cimmermanis at the National Latvian Film Festival "Lielais Kristaps".
Congratulations to the film studio "Animācijas Brigāde"!!!
>>> Shooting new puppet animation-documentary
>>> New puppet animation short "FOREST GUARDS"
by Maris Brinkmanis is finished!
TV premiere in April!
>>> Award to "Little Ruddy" and other shorts from Film studio "Animacijas Brigade"
Animation short SĀRTULIS (LITTLE RUDDY) by Dace Rīdūze has received the Youth Jury Award as a Best animation short film at Freeze Frame International film festival 2015. Canada, Winnipeg, 1.- 8. March. 2015.
On top of that, LITTLE RUDDY was in compilation with other shorts: TOWER, CORRIDA, VASA called "Fun from the Baltic countries" won the Audience award for short film programs!
Congratulations to all of the film-makers!
>>> New puppet animation short by director Dace Rīdūze in the making! This story will be about Easter and adventures of little bunny.
(photo from the set)
>>> Film studio "Animacijas Brigade" is into making of a new puppet animation short directed by Māris Brinkmanis titled "Forest guards" (Meža sargi) about nature and human coexcistence.
(photo from the set)
Have the first look from the set! :)
Director: Jānis Cimmermanis
Script: Māris Putniņš
Camera: Ēvalds Lācis
Animation: Māris Brinkmanis
Film director Dace Rīdūze went to 64. International Filmfestspiele Berlinale, Germany, 06th-16th of February 2014
to present Film Studio "Animacijas Brigade" Ltd latest animation films "Little
Ruddy"(Sārtulis) by Dace Rīdūze and "Vasa"(Vāsa) by Jānis Cimmermanis.
Films where well received and admired by kids and jury of 64. International
Filmfestspiele Berlinale Generation Kplus.
Latest Film studio "Animacijas Brigade" animation films: "Little Ruddy" (Sārtulis) by Dace Rīdūze and "Vasa" - Rescue Team in Europe (Vāsa) by Jānis Cimmermanis are going to Berlin to 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin film festival to compete in section Generation Kplus!
Congratulations and good luck!!
>>> The wait is over!!!
The latest DVD "Zelta DVD 9" of the newest Film studio`s "Animacijas Brigade" films is out now!
DVD called "GARDUMIŅI" includes films:
"Little Ruddy" (Sārtulis) by Dace Rīdūze;
"Crispy" (Kraukšķītis) by Dace Rīdūze;
"Acorn Boy" (Zīļuks) by Dace Rīdūze;
"Hedgehogs and the city" (Eži un lielpilsēta) by Ēvalds Lācis;
"Tiger" (Tīģeris) by Jānis Cimmermanis;
"Corrida" (Korida) by Jānis Cimmermanis;
"Vasa" (Vāsa) by Jānis Cimmermanis.
Search for the Zelta DVD 9 "GARDUMIŅI" at the bigest music and video shops in Riga.
>>> Little Hedgehogs are loved all over the world!
This time - Special mention to HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY (EŽI UN LIELPILSĒTA) by Ēvalds Lācis from Children's Competition at the 6th KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin, Germany. 10th to 17th of November 2013.
>>> AMAZING NEWS!!! The 9th Award to "HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY"!
"Evalds Lacis’ animated short Hedgehogs and the City won the Best European Animated Short prize at the 27th edition of the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Twenty animated European projects were competing for the price."
>>> This time it is 2 awards!! "Hedgehogs and the city" by Ēvalds Lācis awarded with
1) Kids jury "Best Kids" Award
2) Kids Audience Award
at FANTOCHE 11th International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, Baden.
Congratulations Ēvald and AB studio team!!!
>>> Film studio "Animacijas Brigade" just recived this charming Special Jury’s Award from the 21st TOKYO KINDER FILM FESTIVAL, Japan, (7th – 11th August) for the film "Hedgehogs and the City" by director Ēvalds Lācis who himself is posing with the award.
We thank Tokyo Kinder Film Festival for this wonderful surprice!
>>> Animation short
"HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY" by Evalds Lacis continues its triumph around the world!
Just received - International Special Jurys Award at The 21st TOKYO KINDER FILM FESTIVAL, Japan, 7th - 11th of August 2013.
Short film "Acorn Boy" by Dace Rīdūze has won award as a Best film of the Albany Park ICFilmFest. Chicago on July 26th 2013!
I liked everything about Acorn Boy -- his friends, his house and the music.
Felicia, Age 7
Pingu made me laugh but Acorn Boy gave me a happy feeling in my heart.
Pablo, Age 9
I like how they made little little things so perfect.
Jenna, Age 6
I would like to be in their village.
Jaime, Age 7
>>> Awesome news!
"Hedgehogs and the city" has recived Audience Award for Best Kids Short at Traverse City Film Festival, USA, August 2013.
>>> Another special mention for short film "Hedgehogs and the city"! This time from "CARTA GIOVANI " jury at the Sardinia Film Festival 24th – 29th of June 2013.
"SPECIAL MENTION FOR SOCIAL ISSUE
>>> Great News! Short animation film "Hedgehogs and the City" by Evalds Lacis have won COLOUR BOX AWARD at Flatpack Festival March 21.- 30. Birmingham, UK
>>> "HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY" honored at 63.Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin !
*** Animation short "HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY" (Eži und Lielpilsēta) by Ēvalds Lācis from Film Studio "ANIMĀCIJAS BRIGĀDE" was honoured with two special mentions from the Generation Kplus children's jury and the Kplus international jury at the 63.Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin !
*** The latest "AB" studio film "HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY" Director - Ēvalds Lācis
HEDGEHOGS AND THE CITY (2013.)
(EŽI UN LIELPILSĒTA)
Script - Ēvalds Lācis
Director - Ēvalds Lācis
Camera - Ēvalds Lācis
Animation - Māris Brinkmanis
Art - Māris Putniņš
Composer - Kārlis Auzāns
Sound editor - Anrijs Krenbergs
Producer - Māris Putniņš
One spring morning animals wake-up from winter sleep and discovers that forest has been turned into the city. Hedgehog has a briliant idea how they all could survive in the big city. By helping people they could earn money! But what does it takes? Hedgehogs decide to get back forest and their real home...
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