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  1. November 2019

    "Night Walks" receives Special Short Film Competition Jury Mention at Sochi international Film Festival

  2. September 2019


    "Night Walks" receives The Acknowledgement for Best Sound Girts Biss in Pentedattilo film festival, Itlay 

  3. Just received a lovely e-mail with a photo from a screening from Silhouette Festival 2019, Paris. 

  4. With my husband Mārtiņš Upītis (compositing)

    With my husband Mārtiņš Upītis (compositing)

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      With my husband Mārtiņš Upītis (compositing)

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    DECEMBER 4 - 9  //  Night Walks participating in Animateka - Ljubljana, Slovenie

  5. A special one week

    From 14 to 21st of November you can see Night Walks online.

  6. This is incredible!

    Night Walks receives two Lielais Kristaps prizes in National Film Festival of Latvia:

    Best sound design - Ģirts Bišs

    Best animation artist - Lizete Upīte.

  7. Night Walks receives GRAND PRIX at Fredrikstad Animation Festival

  8. 23.10.2018  //  National premiere at Riga IFF

    Tonight, Anna and her dad have decided to walk home through the forest.
    Anna takesa torch and dad lights it up for her.
    The silent nocturnal forest is as enchanting as it is scary –
    and the bright flameas protective as it is blindingly bright.

  10. CREW


    Scriptwriter, director: Lizete Upite

    Voices: Ieva Segliņa, Ģirts Krūmiņš
    Sound Design: Ģirts Bišs
    Compositing: Izu Troin, Mārtiņš Upītis
    Editing: Ieva Kļava
    Producer: Sabīne Andersone
    Animation Film studio Atom Art
    With support of State Capital Foundation of Latvia and National Film Centre of Latvia


    "In the night, the walk trough the forest can be as enchanting as scary. The familiar sounds transform, senses sharpen. You can see and hear more, even you don't see or hear anything. Every movement makes so much noise, that you want to stop and enjoy the incredible silence around you. But the wind blows, something cracks.. Must keep walking."

  12. AUGUST // 2017


    I have begun working on a 7 min long short film.

    Right now I am doing animation tests and trying out an animation technique, that I have never used before - painting on glass. And it is amazing - the animation looks so alive. Must admit that it is challanging to put nicely togehter the animation that is drawn on computer and the animation painted on glass. 

  13. OCTOBER 27th  //  2017  //  recording the voices

    Sound designer: Ģirts Bišs
    Voices:  Ieva Segliņa, Ģirts Krūmiņš

    When you sit in the darkness by the candlelight, every idea seems so deep - the bright light dazzles your sight and your thoughts. In Night Walks dad fantasizes about the light and laws of logic. This is a special moment. Dad really enjoys that he has this kind of philosophical conversation with his little daughter. To capture it, we decided firstly, record the actors before starting animating  -  to let the actors play around with their roles. This way I could find some wonderful nuances that I could add in the animation. And secondly, we recorded actors together to have action - reaction. The way the dad talks affects the daughter and vice versa.



  15. Development supported by National Film Centre of Latvia.