Uldis Cekulis

Uldis Cekulis established the independent production company VFS FILMS almost 20 years ago and later won the International Trailblazer prize at MIPDOC in Cannes, which recognises the best documentary-makers. He has worked on almost fifty creative documentaries and author-driven prime time TV projects, both as a producer and sometimes as a cameraman. As a producer, most of his films such as Jumta Likums (Roof on the Moonway, 2001), Teodors (Theodore, 2006), Klucis – Nepareizais Latvietis (Klucis - The Deconstruction of an Artist, 2008), Dubultie Svešinieki (Double Aliens, 2015), Liberation Day (2016) to name a few have travelled and received awards around the world, including being nominated for the European Film Academy Documentary Award 2005 for Leiputrija (Dreamland, 2004) by Laila Pakalnina, the Lithuanian official Academy Award entry Ramins (Ramin, 2011) by Audrius Stonys in 2012 for Best Foreign Language Film and Ukraiņu Šerifi (Ukrainian Sheriffs, 2015) by Roman Bondarchuk as the official Academy Award entry in 2016, this time from Ukraine. A member of the European Documentary Network (EDN) since 1998, Cekulis also served on its Executive Board. In addition, he is a member of EFA.