How Shammies Guessed
Edmunds Jansons (2012) 2′

Film Title: How Shammies Guessed (Kā Lupatiņi uzminēja)
Author: Inese Zandere
Director: Edmunds Jansons
Art Design: Reinis Pētersons
Lead Animator: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
Editing: Edmunds Jansons
Original Music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
Sound Mix: Ģirts Bišs
Producer: Sabīne Andersone
Financial Support: Part-financed by the European Union – European Regional Development Fund

Animation Technique: Cut-Out
Lenght: 2’
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP / H.264 / ProRes 422
Language: English / Latvian
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
Country of Production: Latvia
Year of Production: 2012


Sockie finds a button from Mittens trousers and together with other Shammies try to guess what it could be.

Shammies is animated cross media project for pre-school children about discovering the world based on children games, fantasies and word plays. The project consists of TV series, web episodes and published books.


Special Prize “Best Film for Young Children (Ages 2-5) at 29th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2012

Official Selection

Anima Multi, Brazil, 2012
29th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2012
5th Annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2013
Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth, USA, 2013
Flatpack Festival, United Kingdom, 2013
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, USA, 2013
Framed Film Club Event, United Kingdom, 2013
Big Eyes, Big Minds – Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, Singapore, 2013
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Cinema Circus, USA, 2013
Festival for Little Children in Poznan, Poland, 2013
Toddler Time at Finchley Phoenix Cinema at London, United Kingdom , 2013
18th Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños), Mexico, 2013
Milwaukee Film Festival, USA, 2013