Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming an architect like his busy dad. He spends a lot of time drawing buildings and daydreaming while his father is at work. One day dad needs to go away on business for longer than usual and Jacob has to spend the whole week with his bossy cousin Mimmi and her ex-pirate father Eagle in Riga's historical suburb called Maskachka. As soon as Jacob arrives it turns out that the local park is about to be transformed into new skyscrapers by a greedy businessman. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop the development.
Shammies are playing Chutes and Ladders. Sockie is not doing too well, she would rather do something else, like… got married! But to whom? Directed by Edmunds Jansons, producer Sabīne Andersone Atom Art --- How the Shammies Were Building a House (5 min) Episode of the animation series "Shammies" Shammies long to have a pet. They know they would need to take care of it and everyone is ready to build a house for it. When the houses are ready it turns out – everyone has meant a different pet. Directed by Edmunds Jansons, producer Sabīne Andersone Atom Art --- The Martian (7 min) They're here!
Latvian animated film programme. Five cartoons for big and small children – stories on friendship and bravery, dreams and fantasy. Reinis Kalnaellis’ film When Apples Roll tells a story of Cat and his friend Mousy whose quiet life is perturbed by a strange egg suddenly rolled into their garden. This animated short has been shown in 59 film festivals in 35 different countries, giving joy to thousands of viewers around the world and collecting several awards along the way.
Latvians have been involved in many wars and they had been fighting under different flags, but they always have had just one wish- to return back home in their homeland. Directed by: Arnolds Plaudis "Little Bird's Diary", animation The first Latvian documentary animation film is based on unique drawings from the diary of 80 year-old Irīna Piļke, encompassing a period from the end of WWII until the beginning of the 80s. These drawings, where the author appears as a little bird, show everything around her…everything we call life.