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Otis the Firefly is trying to find a girlfriend, but due to his inability to glow he is finding this difficult. All the small creatures are excited because this evening they will be going to the midsummer night’s ball. Otis must do something to find a girlfriend so that he can participate in the celebrations.

Original Title JĀŅTĀRPIŅŠ
Category Official Competition
Section Kidz
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 11' 54''
Production Year 2002
Nationality Latvia
Directed by Dace Rīdūze
Screenplay Maris Putnins
Script Maris Putnins
Director of photography Evalds Lacis
Sound Anrijs Krenbergs
Music Maris Putnins

firefly regDace Rīdūze

Born in Latvia in 1973. From 1988 to 1992 she studied at the Secondary School of Applied Arts. Over the next four years she studied at the Riga Pedagogical Institute and Educational High School as school Theatre Director and Art Teacher. In 1997 she began work as an animator at the “AB” Film Studio and in 1999 she took a masters degree at the Latvian Academy of Pedagogy and Psychology. Her first animated short film is entitled UP AND DOWN (2000), and it was followed by CATS (2002) and FIREFLY (2002).

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