How The Shammies Bathed
Edmunds Jansons (2010) 7′

Film Title: How Shammies Bathed (Kā Lupatiņi mazgājās) (Pilot)
Author: Inese Zandere
Director: Edmunds Jansons
Design: Reinis Pētersons
Orginal Music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
Sound Editor: Ģirts Bišs
Chief Animator: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
Editor: Dāvis Sīmanis Jr.
Producer: Sabīne Andersone
Financial Support: MEDIA Programme, National film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Fondation

Animation Technique: Cut Outs
Lenght: 7’
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP / H.264 / ProRes 422 / DigiBeta
Language: English/Latvian
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
Country of Production: Latvia
Year of Production: 2010


One evening Shammies – Sockie, Mitten, Pillow and Hankie – are watching Mr. Cat clean himself. During the day they too have become soiled and dusty and decide to take a bath. While Mitten is thinking whether to lick himself clean the way Mr. Cat does it, Hankie goes downstairs to the bathroom and discovers a Water Monster…

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.


Best Artist of Animation Film Award at National FF „Lielais Kristaps”, 2012, Latvija
The Best Animated TV Series Silver Award at Xiamen IAF, 2013, China

Official Selection

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2010
New York Children Film Festival, USA, 2011
Cartoons on the Bay, International Television and Cross-media Animation Festival, Italy, 2011
Anifest, International festival of animated films, Czech Republic, 2011
“Tricks for Kids” International Trickfilm Festival of animated film Stuttgart, Germany, 2011
51st International Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin, Czech Republic, 2011
Big Eyes, Big Minds. Singapour International Children Film Festival, Singapour, 2011
Riga International Children’s film festival “Berimor”, Latvia, 2011
Anima Mundi, International Animation festival of Brazil, 2011
LUCAS, 34th International Kinderfilmfestival, Germany, 2011
KROK, International Animated Film Festival, Russia, 2011
9th International Animated film festival Tindirindis, Lithuania, 2011
6th Anim’est International Animation film festival, Romania, 2011
Animage International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2011
Tallina Animation film festival „Animated Dreams”, Estonia, 2011
53. Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany, 2011
20th St. Louis International Film Festival, USA, 2011
29th International Young Audience film Festival Ale Kino, Poland, 2011
7th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA, 2011
Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages, Canada, 2012
21st Cairo International Children’s Film Festival for Children, Egypt, 2012
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, USA, 2012
7th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film in Los Angeles, USA, 2012
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, USA, 2012
National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps”, Latvia, 2012
REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival in Texas, USA,2012
The ANDKids World Film Festival, USA, 2012
10th Brazilian Kids Film Festival, Brazilia, 2012
11th. International Film Festival NUEVA MIRADA for Children and Youth, Argentina, 2012
Xiamen International Animation Festival, China, 2012
The London International Animation Festival, United Kingdom, 2012
Asheville International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2012
Black Movie International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2013
5th Annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2013
Framed Film Club Event, United Kingdom, 2013
Festival for Little Children in Poznan, Poland, 2013
Toddler Time Screening, Finchley Phoenix Cinema, United Kingdom, 2013
Little Big Shots: International Film Festival for Kids, Australia, 2013