Graduated from the Academy of Agriculture in 1957 and the State Institute of cinematography, the Photography Faculty in Moscow in 1966 with distinction.
He worked at Riga Film Studio since 1958 - at the beginning as an assistant cameraman, director of photography and from 1968-1998 as a film director. Both in Latvia and international festivals his documentaries have been noted for their thorough and sophisticated analysis of the social processes.
In 1967 he was awarded the state Prize of Latvian SSR and the Prize of the YCL of Latvia (1974)
In 1975 he was awarded the title of the Merrited Master of the Arts, in 1987 - the title of the People’s Artist of Latvia.
His film
“Crossroad Street” was recognized as the most remarkable documentary of the Europe in 1990 and the prize “Felix” was confered to it.
There are hardly any films in the documentary world that would have received the prestige Jorisa Ivensa, Flaherty and Felix prizes. If there are such a films, it would be nice to establish a club of those...
Ivars
SELECKIS
Film Director
Member of the Filmmakers Union of Latvia since 1965
1977 up to date – member of the board of European Documentary Fim Symposiums.
The Chief of the Symposium Board, the film director and director of photography Ivars Seleckis has been awarded by the highest reward of the State of Latvia, the Three Stars Order. The ceremony took place on May 3. The President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga is presenting the Order.

Ivara Selecka 80 gadu jubileja kinoteâtrî "Splendid Palace"

Filmography:
2013 Capitalism at Crossroad street
HD 102 color EDKS Director, director of photography
2007 In the Shade of the Oak Tree
Documentary 35mm 100' color EDKS Director, director of photography
2002
35mm
44'
color
RKS
1999
Documentary
35mm
85'
color
RDFS
1998
Documentary
35mm
81'
color
RDFS
1996
Documentary
35mm
38'
color
RDFS
1995
Documentary
35mm
90'
color
RDFS
1994
Documentary
35mm
90'
color
RDFS
1992
Documentary
35mm
104'
color
RDFS
1990
Zolitude
Documentary
35mm
69'
color
RDFS
1989
Latvia. August 1989
Documentary
35mm
52'
color
RDFS
1988
Documentary
35mm
89'
color
RDFS
1986
Our Talis
Documentary
35mm
20'
B/W
RDFS
1985
The Maestro Without Tails
Documentary
35mm
54'
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
1984
Latvia From Bird’s Eye View
Documentary
35mm
20'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
1984
Home a Coming
Documentary
35mm
50'
B/W
RDFS
1984
A Woman Between Two Novels
Documentary
35mm
20''
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
1983
Wanted: A Man
Documentary
35mm
50'
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
1982
And For The Soul.
Documentary
35mm
20'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
1982
. “Isa pamaciba milesana”
Feature
35mm
80'
color
cinemascope
RKS
Director of photography Director
Imants Krenbergs
1980
The Manager
Documentary
35mm
15'
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
1980
The Widening of The World
Documentary
35mm
50'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
1978
A Woman Who is Waited
Documentary
35mm
50'
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
1976
The Mirror of Thirst
Documentary
35mm
10'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
1976
In The Shadow Of The Sword
Feature
35mm
85'
color
cinemascope
RKS
Director of photography
Director Imants Krenbergs
1975
Motorcykling Summer
Feature
35mm
70'
B/W
cinemascope
RKS
Director of photography
Director Uldis Brauns
1974
I Was I Am I Shall Be
Documentary
35mm
10'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
1973
The Corn-Bins
Documentary
35mm
50'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
1971
Your Payday
Documenrary
35mm
50'
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
Director of photography
Director Hercs Franks
1970
Valmiera Girls
Documenrary
35mm
50'
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
1969
A Catch
The Catch
Documentary
35mm
50'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
Director of photography
Director Aivars Freimanis
1968
Encounters In Guines
Documentary
35mm
60'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
1966
Kuldigas Frescos
Documentary
35mm
50'
color
cinemascope
RDFS
Director of photography
Director Aivars Freimanis
1965
The Report Of The Year
Documentary
35mm
50'
B/W
cinemascope
RDFS
Director of photography
1964
Cela maize
Documentray
35mm
20'
B/W
RDFS
Director of photography
Director Aivars Freimanis
1963
The Coast
The Coast
Documentary
35mm
20'
B/W
RDFS
Director of photography
Director Aivars Freimanis


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