Informative presentations will introduce different examples of co-production in animation, and three case studies will be analysed. Among them – Villa Antropoff, an Estonian and Latvian co-production by Kaspar Jancis and Vladimir Leschov, Winter in the Rainforest by Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, joining her – Olga Bulygo, the sound editor of this animated short; and last but not least – Janno Põldma and Vilnis Kalnaellis presenting their latest Lotte and the Lost Dragons. The meet-up will be looking at the financial, production and creative aspects of collaboration. Film support institutions will inform about fundraising options for cases of co-production in the Baltics. Representatives of the National Film Centre of Latvia – Dita Rietuma, Estonian Film institute – Peeps Pedmason, Lithuanian Film Center – Audrius Kuprevičius will take part in the discussion.
Original title: Talv vihmametsas
Director/author: Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Sound editor: Olga BULYGO
Genre: Animation, experimental
Country: Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico
Run time: 8'35''
Producer: Moon Birds Studios OÜ (EST), Nukufilm Studio (EST), Estudio Carabás (Mexico), Art Shot (LT)
Shot in the tropical rainforests of Mexico and Peru, this film captures the eternal dance of life and death as experienced by fragile and resilient magical creatures of porcelain. The combination of natural light, fast flowing time and subtle stop motion animation creates a unique poetic reality.
Director/author: Kaspars Jancis, Vladimir Leschiov
Country: Latvia, Estonia
Estimated run time: 13 min
Producer: Kalev Tamm - Eesti Joonisilm, Vladimir Leschiov - Lunohod
Once upon a time, there lived a man who had nothing besides himself. And a dream, a great big dream. But an immense and dangerous sheet of water spread out between him and his dream. The man set out. He arrived at his destination due to his courage and tenacity. But was that what he had been searching for?
Original title: LOTTE JA KADUNUD LOHED
Director/author: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits, Andrus Kivirähk
Country: Estonia, Latvia
Run time: 78'
Producer: Kalev Tamm - Eesti Joonisfilm (EST), Vilnis Kalnaellis - Rija Films (LV)
Two scientists are taking part in a big folk song collecting competition. Whoever succeeds in recording the folk song of the world’s oldest animal species, the mythical fire-breathing dragon, wins the grand prize. The Gadgetville’s girl dog Lotte and her little sister Roosi decide to help the scientists.