International Father’s Day
Edmunds Jansons (2012) 5′

Film Title: International Father’s Day (Starptautiskā Tēva Diena)
Written, directed and animated by Edmunds Jansons
Sound Design: Horet Kuus
Producer: Sabīne Andersone

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


For people Father’s Day is a celebration, but for one small bird – an ordinary working day. And concerns are the same old – to get food for his family.

Awards and Mentions

Best Animation Film Artist Award for Edmunds Jansons at National FF “Lielais Kristaps 2014”, Latvia
Graduation Film Award at 21st International Animated Film Festival KROK, Russia, 2014
Best Student’s Film Award at 10th VARNA, Bulgaria, 2014
Jury’s Special Mention at 16th HAFF, The Netherlands, 2013
Best Animated Short Film (up to 10 min) Award at 4th Golden Kuker Sofia International Animation Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2013

Official selection

Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2012
The 14th International Animation Festival in Japan – HIROSHIMA, Japan, 2012
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom, 2012
56th DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2013
Anima 2013, Belgium
20th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2013
Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 2012
29th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2012
The International Festival of Animated Film “Anifestrozafa2012”, Albania, 2012
Silhouette Film Festival, France, 2012
The 4th Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, South Korea, 2012
Xiamen International Animation Festival, China, 2012
20th Ozu Film Festival, Italia, 2012
19th Bradford Animation Festival, United Kingdom, 2012
14th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, Estonia, 2012
International Film Festival ETIUDA&ANIMA, Poland, 2012
18th International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgum, 2012
16th edition of the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, Canada, 2013
8th Tehran International Animation festival, Iran
Lisbon Animated Film Festival MONSTRA, Portugal, 2013
The 16th international Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2013
Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine, 2013
4th Golden Kuker Sofia IAFF, Bulgaria
Hoogte 80, the Netherlands, 2013
Toronto Animated Image Society Showcase, Canada, 2013
2nd International Children’s Film Festival – Kiki, Croatia, 2013
Northwest Animation Festival, Portland, Eugene, USA, 2013
Fest Anča IAF, Slovakia, 2013
12th Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World, Cyprus, 2013
18th Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños), Mexico, 2013
International Animation Film Festival Fantoche, Switzerland, 2013
XXIII Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia, 2013
5th Pernambuco International Animation Festival ‘ANIMAGE’, Brazil, 2013
8th ANIMEST international animation film festival, Romania, 2013
Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, Latvija, 2013
6th Big Cartoon Festival, Russia, 2013
37th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, Portugal, 2013
1st Short Animation Film Festival, Norway, 2013
43th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2014
9th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA, 2014
9th Annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA, 2014
Doris Duke Theatre short film program, USA, 2014
Student International Film Festival (STIFF), Croatia, 2014
Animafest Zagreb 2014, Croatia
Irish Film Institute Family Festival 2014, Ireland
SLIFF/Kids Children’s Film Festival, Senluisa, ASV, 2014
Open Place, Rēzekne, Latvija, 2014
Milano Film Festival, Italy, 2014
10th Varna WAFF, Bulgary, 2014
13th Reggio Film Festival, Italy, 2014
Prime the Animation 2, UK, Spain, Canada, Denmark, 2014
21st International Animated Film Festival KROK, Russia, 2014
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan, 2014
6th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, Pakistan, 2014
6th El Meu Primer Festival, Spain, 2014
Grafixx. Festival For Independent Arts, Belgium, 2014
National FF “Lielais Kristaps 2014″, Latvia
Umeå European Film Festival, Sweden, 2014
Anima 2015, Belgium, 2015
Prime the animation 2, Spain, 2014
14th Animatricks Animation Festival, Finland, 2015