Springtime in Crow Street
Edmunds Jansons (2009) 23′

Film Title: Springtime in Crow Street (Pavasaris Vārnu ielā)
Director: Edmunds Jansons
Art Design: Ilva Kļaviņa
Script: Inga Ābele
Lead Animator: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
Editor: Edmunds Jansons
Orginal Music: Edgars Šubrovskis, Ingus Baušķinieks
Sound Editor: Anrijs Krenbergs
Producers: Sabīne Andersone, Edmunds Jansons, Laima Freimane
Financial Support: National film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Fondation, Riga City Council

Animation Technique: Cut-Out
Lenght: 23’
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: H.264 / ProRes 422 / DigiBeta
Language: Latvian
Subtitles: English
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
Country of Production: Latvia
Year of Production: 2009

Premier at: National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps”, Latvia, 2009


Springtime in Crow street is a musical story about love, honour and forgiveness. Janka, a Riga suburbian lad in his dream manages to save Zelma even from a fire, and gets decorated with medal – a button that has been flattened on tram rails. Will he be courageous enough to stand up for his love in the eyes of everyone in the yard and park, where there the Indians from the neighboring street are lurking?


Special Distinction Award, 15th SICAF, 2011, South Korea
Aleksandra Čaka Award, 2009, Latvia

Official selection

National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps, Latvia, 2009
Zlin Film Festival, International Festival for Children, Czech Republic, 2010
Anima Mundi, International Animation festival of Brazil, 2010
International Film Festival “Arsenals”, Latvia, 2010
Patras International Festival of Film & Culture, Greece, 2010
International Animated Film Festival “Tindirindis”, Lithuania, 2010
Cinanima – Espinho International Film Festival, Portugal, 2010
Animac 2011, International Short Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain
6th Athens Animfest, Greece, 2011
Go Short, International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2011
Supertoon, Internationa Animation Festival, Croatia, 2011
The 15th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, South Korea, 2011
Kavalan International Short Film Festival, Taiwan, 2011
Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children & Young Adults, Iran, 2011
Animpact Animation Festival, South Korea, 2011
7th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA, 2012