Hush Hush Little Bear / Čuči čuči
Māra Liniņa (2022) 4’40”

Film title: Čuči čuči (Hush Hush Little Bear)
Animation author technique: cut outs of wool on the glass

Director: Māra Liniņa
Production Design: Ūna Laukmane
Storyboard and edit: Edmunds Jansons
Animation: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš, Kristīne Zvirbule
Animation in wool: Līva Piterāne
Compositon: Rūdolfs Kārlis Demme
Composer: Jēkabs Nīmanis
Sound design: Ģirts Bišs
Song recorded by: Kristīne Zadovska and Andris Keišs
Creative producer: Edmunds Jansons
Producers: Sabīne Andersone, Ieva Zeldere
Financial Support: State Culture Capital Foundation

World sales: MAGNETFILM GmbH, Georg Gruber
Torstr. 154, 10115 Berlin, Germany, tel. +49 (0)30 246 281 56,



While the bear parents are away looking for berries and honey, the baby bears stay at home with the sheep. The bear cubs have a good time playing merrily with a ball of yarn, but soon enough the cubs find themselves all tangled up and everything is turned upside down! Luckily the sheep help them put everything in order again. The film is based on the traditional Latvian lullaby “Hush Hush Little Bear” (‘Aijā, žūžū, lāča bērni’).


72nd Berlinale, Germany, 2022
NFF Lielais Kristaps, Latvia, 2022 – The Best Animation Film Award
Riga ISFF 2ANNAS, Latvia, 2022
IndieLisboa IFF, Portugal, 2022
68th ISFF Oberhausen, Germany, 2022
62st Zlín FF, Czech Republic, 2022
10th Sneakers FFCY, Poland, 2022
32th Animafest Zagreba, Croatia, 2022
69th Sydney FF, Australia, 2022
Annecy IAFF, France, 2022
5th Filmfest Sundsvall, Sweden, 2022
21st Countryside Animafest Cyprus, 2022
5th Aryan International Children’s Film Festival of Jaipur, 2022
5th ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival, 2022
BLON Animation and Games festival, 2022
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2022 – Best production for young children
Bueu’s International Short Film Festival, Spain, 2022
Ottawa IAF, Canada, 2022
VAF Viborg IAF, Sweden, 2022
12th StopTrik IFF, Slovenia, Poland, 2022
5th Filmfest Sundsvall, Sweden, 2022
Mumba SFF, India, 2022
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland, 2022
MICHEL Children’s and Youth Festival, Germany, 2022
Cinemagic Belfast International Film Festival for Young People, Ireland, 2022
ANIMA, Córdoba IAF, Argentina, 2022
51th Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal, Canada, 2022
BFI London Film Festival, UK, 2022
17th Animest Bucharest IAFF, Romania, 2022
SCHLiNGEL, Germany, 2022
Riga International Film Festival, Latvia, 2022
Kaohsiung Film Festival (KFF), Taivan, 2022
CineKid 2022, Neatherland, 2022
Dok Leipzig, Germany, 2022
Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 2022
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 48th edition, Spain, 2022
BDF Oslo, Norway, 2022
Barbican Cinema’s annual Family Film Week, UK, 2022
KinoKino International Film Festival for Children, Croatia, 2022
41st Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2022
Filem’On – International Film Festival For Young Audiences, Belgium, 2022
Reykjavik International Children’s Film Festival, Iceland, 2022
KINEKO International Film Festival, Japan, 2022
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2022
Barcelona and Madrid Children’s Film Festival, Spain, 2022
36th Brest European SFF, France, 2022
Villa de Leyva Internacional Independent Film Festival, Columbia, 2022
21st Reggio Film Festival, Italy, 2022
Le Festival Cinéma Jeune Public, France, 2022
Longue vue sur le court – Montreal International short film festival, Canada, 2022
Tindirindis, Lithuania, 2022
International Children’s Film Festival of Ames (Cinema Miúdo), Spain, 2022
Animateka, Slovenia, 2022
25th Olympia IFF for Children and Young People, Greece, 2022
Shockfest Film Festival, USA, 2022
19th International Animation Festival “Tindirindis”, 2022 – Special mention
Festival Plein la Bobine, France, 2023 – Professional Jury Awardee