Edmunds Jansons

Edmunds Jansons (1972) is animator, director, illustrator and founder of the animation film studio Atom Art. He studied TV directing at the Academy of Culture of Latvia and animation directing at the Estonian Academy of Art. His filmography notably includes the animated documentary film Little Bird's Diary (2007); the animated shorts Choir Tour (2012), The Isle of Seals (2014), Guard of Honour (2021), Freeride in C (2024), pre-school series Shammies , and 25-min Christmas story Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness. Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs (2019) is his first feature film and currently he is working on his next feature “Born Happy”. Since 2013, Edmunds has been teaching animation directing at the Academy of Arts of Latvia. In addition to his main line of work, Edmunds is a recognized and beloved children’s book illustrator.


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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