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  2. European Short pitch 2017 


    In the Baltic Pitching Forum held in Vilnius, Lithuania "Riga's Lilac" received the main prize - the opportunity to participate in the European Short Pitch 2017, that combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum.


    From 9 - 15th of January 2017 took place the first part - the scriptwriting workshop in Valleta, Malta. 16 projects with the support of 4 tutors had the chance to discuss their ideas, their scripts, have the necessary feedback and the energy to try new things in their scripts. 


    The 7 days were intense and at times difficult but with brilliant results. 
    For "Riga's Lilac" the best part were the open discussions. We all had read the scripts of other participants and could give an input. Right now I am working on some changes in the script and couldn't be happier.


    Next part will be the Coproduction forum in Poland 23- 26th of March 2017


    More about the Europen Short Pitch you can read here.

  3. One Month Residence in Ciclic / November 9 - December 9  / 2016 


    From November 9th till December 9th 2016 I am in a creative residence Ciclic in Vendome, France. 


    Here I am working on the storyboard and animatic. I also had the great chance to have a one day consultation with a scriptwriter Christel Gonnard.


    The travel expenses were convered by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia.

  4. Baltic Pitching Forum  /  September / 2016


    Hurray! Riga's Lilac receives the main prize!


    Last weekend I had the wonderful chance to participate in the Baltic Pitching Forum held in Vilnius, Lithuania, where my project received the main prize - the opportunity to participate in the European Short Pitch 2017! It gives the opportunity to work in groups to develop the script, have the so needed feedback and in the end present the project in front of future partners, possible buyers. Its very exciting to go trough all theses stages in the project.  

  5. Annecy - Mifa Pitches / June / 2016  / 


    On 16th of June I had the great chance to participate in Annecy Mifa Pitches Animation du Monde. And even greater was the joy to get to know, that my project received a prize - one month residece for development in CICLIC

  6.  PITCH in Forum des Images / December / 2015  


    My very first pitch of Riga's Lilac.

    The Pitch went wery well. I got a lot of feedbacks and interest from producers. Feeling inspired to keep on developing the project. 


    Its possible to see a video of the presentation.

  7. Creative residence Projectilles / October - November   /  2015  


    Project   Riga's Lilac  travels for 2 months to Valence, France to participate in a creative residence "Projectiles".

    6 direcors - 6 individual projects - 8 weeks - from October to November 2015 

    Durring the two months I am going to work on script and storyboard.



    Oct 22

    The first version of the script is finished. I am starting the work on the translation in French and English.


    For the dialogue translation (English to French) I am working together with animation director Titouan Bordeau - a classmate from La Poudriere.

    For the descriptive text translation in the script  (Latvian to French) I am working with translator and teacher Laura Kampenusa.



    Only one week has left in the creative residence Projectilles. Time has passed too quickly. But the project has developed a lot - the first script is done and i have started the work on the graphic research. This Wednesday (25th of November) is going to happen the presentation of all the works, made durring this year's Projectille. All are invited to come and participate. 

    I also have started to prepare "Lilas de Riga" for a 5 min pitch at Carrefour de l'Animation 2015, in Forum des Images, that is going ot take place on 3rd of December in Paris.