The Embassy of Latvia in Canada is pleased to present the Latvian animation “Treasures of Greece” (“Grieķijas dārgumi”) at the 8th European Union Short Film Festival. The festival runs online across Canada from 27 to 29 May, 2021.
Created at the film studio “Animācijas brigāde” in 2020, the film is 11 minutes long. Author of music – Mārtiņš Brauns, director – Jānis Cimmermanis.
The story begins in Halkidiki, Greece. While fishing from his boat, a senior pulls an old amphora out of the water. Part of it brakes off and falls back into the sea. The man calls the "Rescue team" from Latvia for help. They arrive and begin the treasure search. The depth of the sea hides many treasures, the coast patrol arrives and the adventure continues.
The 8th European Union Short film festival in Canada offers films from 21 EU member state. The films are available in 3 programs – Home, Transformation, Discovery. The Latvian film is part of Discovery program. The Festival is organized in close collaboration by the EU Embassies and EU Delegation in Canada, and the Canadian Film Institute.
The screening of “Treasures of Greece” is supported by the Embassy of Latvia partners – animation studio “Animācijas brigāde” and the National Film Centre.
All films are free of charge. To access the Festival program, visit the Canadian Film Institute website www.cfi-icf.ca/eushorts.