Choir Tour
Edmunds Jansons (2012) 5′

Film Title: Choir Tour (Kora turneja)
Written, directed and animated by Edmunds Jansons
Sound Design and Music: Ģirts Bišs
Producer: Sabīne Andersone
Financial Support: SICAF Support Programme

Animation Technique: 2D Computer Animation
Lenght: 5’
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP / H.264 / ProRes 422/ DigiBeta
No dialogues and subtitles
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
Country of Production: Latvia
Year of Production: 2012


A world-famous boys’ choir goes on a tour. In the hands of their severe conductor they are an obedient musical instrument. But left alone without supervision, they are just playful children. Once in Seoul the conductor is accidentally trapped in the elevator, and the boys are left alone.

Awards and Mentions

Best Animation Film Artist Award for Edmunds Jansons at National FF “Lielais Kristaps 2014”, Latvia
Best Sound Award for Ģirts Bišs at National FF “Lielais Kristaps 2014”, Latvia
Renzo Kinoshita Award at 15th IAF HIROSHIMA, Japan, 2014
Best Animated Short Film Award at Open Place 2014, Rezekne, Latvia
Best Film Artist from Latvia at Open Place 2014, Rezekne, Latvia
Best Animation Award at 12th In The Palace ISFF, Bulgary, 2014
Jury Special Award by Edo Lukman at Animafest Zagreb, Croatia 2014
The Best Animation Award at 29th interfilm Berlin, Germany
Sound & Music Award at London IAFF, 2013, United Kingdom
Jury Honorable Mention at MONSTRA, 2014, Portugal
Special Mention at SCANORAMA, 2013, Lithuania
Special mention at Animage, 2013, Brasil
Special Mention at KROK, 2013, Ukraine

Official selection

59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2013
Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2013
56th DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2013
16th Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2013

14th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, Estonia, 2012
New York International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2013
16th edition of the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, Canada, 2013
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2013
15th Mecal International Short Film Festival, Spain, 2013
Boston Int’l Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2013
Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine, 2013
10th IndieLisboa – Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, Portugal, 2013
The Los Angeles Int’l Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2013
4th Golden Kuker Sofia IAFF, Bulgaria, 2013
Northwest Animation Festival, Eugene, USA, 2013
15th Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival Hamburg, Germany, 2013
21st Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal, 2013
12th Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World, Cyprus, 2013
Anima Mundi 2013, Brazil
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Cinema Circus, USA, 2013
20th KROK International Animated Film Festival, Ukraine, 2013
15th Festcurtas Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2013
AniFestROZAFA 2013, Albania
5th Pernambuco International Animation Festival ‘ANIMAGE’, Brazil, 2013
Milwaukee Film Festival, 2013, USA
Tacoma Film Festival, USA, 2013
57th BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2013
7th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, Greece, 2013
Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF), Taiwan, 2013
30th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), USA, 2013
6th Big Cartoon Festival, Russia, 2013
27th Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany, 2013
European Film Festival SCANORAMA 2013, Lithuania
10th Sevilla Festival De Cine Europeo, Spain, 2013
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 2013, Spain
37th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, Portugal, 2013
15th European Film Festival in Essonne, France, 2013
28th Brest European Short Film Festival, 2013, France
interfilm 29th International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2013
2013 KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, the Netherlands
Facine 23th Fantastic Film Festival of Malaga, Spain, 2013
1st Short Animation Film Festival, Norway, 2013
Magma – mostra di cinema breve 2013, Italy
2.1th Edition of ARCIPELAGO – International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Italy, 2013
10th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2013
9th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA, 2014
Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2014
Travelling Festival, France, 2014
Anima 2014, Belgium, 2014
18th Freeze Frame’s IFF for Kids of All Ages, Canada, 2014
MONSTRA 2014 Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal, 2014
8th Flatpack Festival, Great Britan, 2014
14th Lanzarote International Film Festival, Italy, 2014
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, Canada, 2014
8th NexT International Film Festival, Romania, 2014
9th Annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA,
Short Waves Festival, Poland, 2014
Animafest Zagreb 2014, Croatia
7th International Animation Festival Fest Anca, Slovakia
14th Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
4th Short Film Forum Kugoma, Mozambique
12th In The Palace ISFF, Bulgaria
Irish Film Institute Family Festival, Ireland, 2014
7th Triunfo’s Cinema Festival, Brazil
SLIFF/Kids Children’s Film Festival, Senluisa, ASV, 2014
15th IAF HIROSHIMA, Japāna
Open Place, Rēzekne, Latvija, 2014
4th Bangalore International Short Film Festival, India
Milano Film Festival, Italy, 2014
FANTOCHE 2014, Switzerland
Varna 2014, Bulgary
13th International Best of Short Films Festival, France
Love & Anarchy IFF Helsinki, Finland, 2014
11th European AFF BALKANIMA, Serbia
13th Reggio Film Festival, Italy
Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, 2014
7th KUKI ISFF for Children and Youth Berlin, Germany
Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2014, Norway
6th El Meu Primer Festival, Spain
GIRAF10 Festival of Indipendent Animation, Canada, 2014
20th Leuven Shortfilm Festival, Belgium, 2014
Grafixx. Festival For Independent Arts, Belgium, 2014
National FF “Lielais Kristaps 2014″, Latvia
Umeå European Film Festival, Sweden, 2014
3rd Cartoons Underground Animation Festival, Singapore
6th Annual International Children’s FF of Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, USA, 2014
6th Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Antarctic, 2014
2nd PLAY – Lisbon’s Children and Youth Film Festival, Portugal, 2015
Anima 2015, Belgium, 2015
University of Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures Series Festival, USA, 2015
Dubai Art Week, The United Arab Emirates, 2015
Go Short – ISFF Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2015
22th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2015
27th Sukagawa International Short Film Festival, Japan, 2015