Born in February 23, 1961From 1995 Founder, Managing Director and Producer of
RIJA FILMS
Production & Distribution Company
Education:
1985 graduated from the Petersburgh Institute for Cinema Engineers
1985 photo - cinema reporter’s diploma (LIKI)
1995 courses “TV Management and Production” (Baltic Media Center)
1996 courses “ Co-productions” (Baltic Media Center)
Vilnis Kalnaellis
Producer
President of Latvian Film Producer Association

Previous works:
2002 – 2003 Line Producer of animated feature film (70’) “Tchoupi”, with
French company LES ARMATEURS (animation);
2000 –2002 Line Producer of animated feature film (80’) “Les Triplettes de Belleville”, with
Canada’s company MEGAFUN PRODUCTIONS inc.and LES ARMATEURS
(animation; inbetweens);
2000 –2001 Line Producer of animated series “The Lost Continent”, cooperating with
USA company BKN INTERNATIONAL (backgrounds);
2001 Line Producer of “Corto Maltese”, animated feature film (70’) with French
company ELLIPSANIME (animation, clean-up);
2000-2001 Line Producer of animated feature films “Karlsson”, “8 Crazy Nights”, “Duck
Ugly”, Christmas Carol”, “Help! I’m a Fish!”,”Abra-Faxe”, cooperating with
Danish- Estonian company “A FILM”;
2000 Line Producer of animated film (26’) “Tutu”, with French company TRANS
EUROPE FILM (shooting, ink& paint);
2000 Line Producer of animated series “A Child’s dream”, cooperating with Canada’s
company MEGAFUN PRODUCTIONS inc. (animation);
1998 – 1999 Line Producer of animated series “Anatole”(26X22’), cooperating with French
company DURAN;
1998 – 1999 Line Producer of animated series “Princesse du Nil” and “Papirys” , cooperating
with french company L’USINE A IMAGES;
1997 Line Producer of animated series “Lupo Alberto” cooperating with french company
LES ARMATEURS;
1997 Line Producer of animated TV special “Oeil du Loup”(26’), cooperating with
french company LES FIRLMS DE L’ARLEQUIN;
1997 Line Producer of animated series “Witch World”, cooperating with polish company TANER;
1995 Line Producer of animated pilot “Metromouse”, cooperating with French company
STUDIO LATIN;
1995 Line Producer of animated series “Kangoo” and “Spirou&Fantasio”, cooperating
with french company ARATHOS;
1991 – 1995 One of the founders, producer and film distributorof DAUKA Animated film
studio;
1993 Line Producer of animated film “Diacon of the Dark River” (by Jon Axel Egilsson,
Iceland);
1985 – 1989 Engineer at the Riga Film Studio
1986 – 1987 Newspaper photographer.
Filmography:
Selected titles
2004
animated short film
7 min
Producer of animated film
2002
Woman
animated short film, student film
10 min
Producer of animated film
2002
The Tale of the Palace
animated short film
8 min
Producer of animated film
2001
The National Hero
animated short film
13 min
Producer of animated film
2000
Nature Newswatch
animated short film
26 min
co-production of pilot (26’) with ATA Trading corp. and Roving Nature Center (USA)
1999
animated short film
26 min
Producer of animated TV special
1999
animated short film
12 min
Producer of animated film
1998
Kirikou et la Sorciere
animated feature film
70 min
Line Producer of coolaboration project - animated feature film with french companies TIRAMISU and LES ARMATEURS
1991-1995
Producer of animated films “The Cat’s Mill” (60’), “Triffles”(4X2’), “Zip” (4X2’), “Seseries” (3X7’), series “Fantadrome”, several series of “ The Rescue Team”, “The Little Ship” (by children workshop), etc.
Media
2000
“The Little Devils”; interactive game (CD-ROM)
Organisations:
1998-2003
1994
One of the founders of Latvian Film Association
1993
One of the founders of Latvian Film Producer Association.
Contact:
Film Studio "GILDE"
Amatu iela 5,
LV 1941, Riga, Latvia
Tel./Fax: +371 67210022,
Mob. tel.: +371 29508441
E-mail: latfilma@erseta.lv
Home page: www.gilde.lv

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