SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY June 1997
M.A.H. in Media Studies/English

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA May 1994
B.F.A. in Filmmaking Graduated with Distinction

Latvian State University, Riga, Latvia September1987 - May 1998
Studies in German Language and Literature
Janis Putnins
Jānis Putniņš
Film director
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Since 1997 Member of Filmmakers Union of Latvia

Latvian National Filmfestival, Riga, Latvia April 1998 - June 1998
Director Opening and Closing ceremonies

Latvian National Opera, Riga, Latvia
November 1997 - January 1998
Special Event Director:
Director of special performances and events, including Latvian Ballet 75th Anniversary Gala concert, the performance of Gunod's oratorium "Mors et Vita", and the New Year's Bal at the Opera

SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY August 1995 - July 1997
Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Teaching several individual film production classes covering all aspects of Super-8 mm and 16mm filmmaking with a strong emphasis on film as a medium for creative expression

Hanrard Film Archive, Cambridge, MAJune 1993 - September1993

Guest Curator
Curator of the show "Modern Latvian Cinema", which consisted of seven different programms and included both narrative and documentary films

KAUPO FILMA, Riga, Latvia June 1992 - January1993
Latvia-so close?!...1998, 16 mm, sound, color

Our Trip to Mexico 1996, 20 min, 16 mm, silent, color and b/w

Investigation of Related Events 1993, 62 min, 35 mm, sound, color
Selected for Rouen and Moscow International Film Festivals; special shows in the

Hide and Seek 1999

U.S., England and Germany;
Latvian National Film Center awards:

Pain 1992, 3 min, 3/4' video

Sisyphus Said Lets... 1992, 12 min, Super-8 mm, sound, color

Latvian, Russian, English and German

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