Date of birth: born in Riga, Latvia, January 10th, 1967
1989 – 1994 Russian State Institute of Cinematography by S.A.Gerasimov,  Faculty of Cinematography,  Director of Motion Picture
fluent in Latvian, Russian. Good in English.
Professional memberships
Since 1991 - present Latvian Guild of Cameraman
Since 1999 - a member of the Latvian Filmmakers Union.
Andris Prieditis
Andris Priedîtis
director of photography

Work Experience:

2000 – present Freelance cinematographer

1996 – 2000 Vides Filmu Studija Ltd., , cameraman

1995 – 1996 Riga Documentary Film Studio and Latvian TV , News Dpt., cameraman

1994 – 1995 TV company RBS-TV, cameraman

1992 – 1994 TV company “VKT” (Moscow), cameraman

1987 – 1989 Latvian TV, Film studio Dpt. “Telefilma”, cameraman assistant

1986 – 1987 Latvian TV, Lighting Dpt. electrician

1985 – 1986 Ministry of Melioration and Water Economy of the USSR, Riga Cinetechnological dpt. Cameraman assistant


2004 – present Work on  commercials  as DOP  in studio Film Angels Studio

2002 – 2004 Work on  commercials  as DOP  in studio FilmBox, Vilks studio

2000 – 2002 Work on  commercials  as DOP  in studio Artex

1997 – 2004 Work on VIDES FAKTI ,weekly TV programme, cameraman, nominated for eight years (1997-2005) as the best independent production on Latvian public TV


2009 (100’) BERMONTIADA directed by Askolds Saulitis; cameraman

2008 (56’/90’) KLUCIS. THE DECONSTRUCTION OF AN ARTIST  directed by Peteris Krilovs,  cameraman

awarded the Best Director, Best Script,  Best Editing and Best Sound at the Latvian National Film Festival 2009, selected for the 22nd annual AFI EU Film Showcase (USA), Thessaloniki IFF (Greece), Trieste IFF (Italy), nominated for the The Russian National Documentary Award «LAVR» 2009

2005 (52’) ANATOMY OF THE NATIONAL DAY directed by Askolds Saulitis; cameraman

2003 (66’) FOLLOWERS directed by Andis Miziss; cameraman

2003 (43’) LETTLAND – WILDNIS ZWISCHEN RUSSLAND UND RIGA  directed by Aija Bley, cameraman
awarded 1. prize at Matsalu 2nd International Nature Film Festival, Estonia

2000 (29’) 2002 (56’) FILE: KOMBINAT, directed by Peteris Krilovs; cameraman

1998 (25’) HOUSES ON THE ROADSIDE directed by Aija Bley, cameraman

1997 (52’) NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY – DE FACTO , director and cameraman

THE ISLAND OF HEAVEN, directed by Ivo Kalpenieks; cameraman

Best Camera Award at the Latvian National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps, 1998

Best Camera Award at the Open Documentary Film Festival “Russia” (Ekaterinburg, Russia), 1998

1993 (17’) LESSONS , directed by Galina Leontyeva; cameraman

short films

2009 (7’) HDV DREAM EXPRESS  directed by Edmunds Jansons, director of photography
Grand Prix in the CineRAIL festival, France

2004 (12’) 16mm LAURA AND FABIAN, AVE Studio, directed by Agita Ijaba, director of photography

2003 (10’) 16mm RABBIT, AVE Studio, directed by Martins Avots, director of photography

2001 (18’) 16mm FROSTY FLOWERS, Studija 9, directed by Inara Kolmane, director of photography

Best International Photography – Official Jury Award at the 6th Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival (Brazil), 2004

2001 – Best art design at the National Filmmaker’s Award "Lielais Kristaps" (Latvia)

2001 (14’) 35mm KINGS , ARTEX,  directed by Ivo Kalpenieks, director of photography

1999 (28’) Betacam SX IS THE RIVER ALIVE? educational film , Vides Filmu studija ,directed by Ivo Kalpenieks, director of photography

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