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Tricky Women Animation Festival: Films.

Tricky Women is Tricky because animation in German is Trickfilm. Puns are fun. The festival itself is also fun, based in a good looking, friendly town of Vienna. The festival is organized by a team of great women lead by Waltraud … Continue reading

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Women Film Festivals: Do We need Them?

Recently Ottawa International Animation Festival director and programmer Chris Robinson asked in a private Facebook message to 10 female animators what they felt about gender specific festivals. Namely – programs of films made only by women. It was a surprise … Continue reading

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Toronto Adventure.

There are adventures to be had, all over the world. Why not one in Toronto? Long time ago, in March 2011,  Patrick Jenkins suggested to Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)  to invite me to present my work. Everybody was excited but it … Continue reading

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Woodstock Film Festival 2012.

One of my favorite festivals is Woodstock Film Festival – not because it takes place in the town that people only half appropriately call Hippie Capital of the World, but because it is run by wonderful movie-loving experts. Actually, the … Continue reading

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Human Nature.

This is an eternal question that both priests and politicians claim to know the answer for but each of us struggles to find our own individual response: Is human nature good or bad? Depending on when and where you catch … Continue reading

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Airports, Art and Fear.

What airports and forests have in common? 1) they have a lot of space 2) people move through airports and forests on their way to somewhere else, only in extreme circumstances staying there longer than necessary 3) both – forests … Continue reading

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Latvia. An Insider’s view from Outside.

I was not born yesterday. I was born in Latvia. It is a small, clever country. Small because it is surrounded by big countries who each took a slice from it. Clever because despite being small it is still on … Continue reading

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