Bridges of time
UAB Ultra Nominum
Valdis Celmiņš, Audrius Kemezys, Josep Matjus, Jānis Šēnbergs, Laisvunas Karvelis
VFS Films, Studio Nominum, Vesilind
At the beginning of the 1960s, when the French pioneers of cinéma vérité set out to achieve a new realism, and when direct cinema in Québec began to vie for notice, the Baltics witnessed the birth of a generation of documentarists who favored a more romantic view of the world around them. This meditative documentary essay from a Latvian writer and a Lithuanian director pushes adroitly past the limits of the common historiographic investigation to create a portrait of less-clearly remembered filmmakers. The result is a consummate poetic treatment of the ontology of documentary creation. Or a cinematic poem about cinema poets.
An independent film director and producer, member of the European Documentary Network and the European Film Academy. He represents Lithuania on the board of the European Cinema support fund Eurimages. His films won numerous international film awards, including the Audience Award in Nyon, the Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Neu Brandenburg, Bilbao, Florence, Oberhausen and San Francisco. In 1992 the film EARTH OF THE BLIND received an European Film Academy Award as the best european documentary of the year.
2016 Woman and The Glacier
Latvian filmmaker and producer. In 2006 she was awarded by Latvian Culture Ministry prize “Three brothers" for the K@2 Karosta project – the regeneration of a former Soviet military base, establishing of the New Media Arts programme at the University of Liepaja; has received numerous recognitions for her projects in Latvia in the fields of art, cinema and society integration.