REINIS PETERSONS

Reinis Petersons

Professional illustrator, animation film and visual artist. Born in 1981. Lives and works in Riga, Latvia.

Social profiles:  Twitter  Tumblr  Instagram  Facebook

Contact: reinis.petersons [at] gmail.com



Awards & Nominations:

2017
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee. Sweden.
Graf Ludo Preis nominee. Germany.

2015
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee. Sweden.
IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee. Switzerland.

2014
IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee. Switzerland.

2013
Zelta Ābele 2012. The Best Illustrations for a Childrens Poetry Book, Riga. Latvia.
Durango Independent Film Festival 2013, Juror Award Best Animated Short, Colorado, USA

2012
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee. Sweden.
Latvian Section of IBBY: Jāņa Baltvilka Balva. Grand Prix for The Best Illustrations for children books, Riga. Latvia.
"ZLATKO GRGIĆ" award for The Best Debut. Animafest Zagreb World Festival Of Animated Film for URSUS. Zagreb, Croatia
FIPRESCI International Association of film critics Latvian branch Special Award for URSUS. Riga. Latvia.
Lielais Kristaps National Film Festival 2011. Best Debut for URSUS. Riga, Latvia.
Lielais Kristaps National Film Festival 2011. Best Art Direction for How Shammies Bathed. Riga, Latvia.
Lielais Kristaps National Film Festival 2011. Nominee for Best Director for Animated film URSUS. Riga, Latvia.
Zelta Ābele 2011. Artist of The Year Special Prize. Riga. Latvia.
Dienas gada balva kultūrā 2011. Nominee for Illustrations for a book Mufa. Riga. Latvia.
Dienas gada balva kultūrā 2011. Nominee for Art Direction for animation How Shammies Bathed. Riga. Latvia.

2011 – 2006
Latvian Section of IBBY: Jāņa Baltvilka Balva. Nominee for The Best Illustrations for a book Mufa, Riga. Latvia. 2011.
Latvian Section of IBBY: Jāņa Baltvilka Balva. Nominee for The Best Illustrations for a book The Hunt For Bear Bruno, Riga. Latvia. 2010.
Zelta Ābele 2009. Grand Prix for The Best Illustrations for a book The Hunt For Bear Bruno, Riga. Latvia. 2010.
Latvian Section of IBBY: Jāņa Baltvilka Balva. Nominee for The Best Illustrations for a book A Bite Taken Out Of A Moon, Riga. Latvia. 2009.
Zelta Ābele 2008. Grand Prix forThe Best Illustrations for A Bite Taken Out Of A Moon, Riga. Latvia. 2009.
Pastariņa Balva. Prize for achievment in children book illustration. Roja, Latvia. 2009.
Latvian Section of IBBY: Jāņa Baltvilka Balva. Grand Prix for The Best Illustrations for abook The Crock Of Gold, Riga. Latvia. 2008.
Zelta Ābele 2007. Nominee for The Best Illustrations for a book Cingo Baba, Riga. Latvia. 2008.
Latvian Section of IBBY: Jāņa Baltvilka Balva. Nominee for The Best Illustrations for a book Cingo Baba, Riga. Latvia. 2007.
Artist-in-residence-stay, Düsseldorf, Germany. 2006.



Participation in culture events and other activities:

2017
"Detective Brothers" play by Ģirts Šolis @ National Puppet Theatre.  Puppet, costume and stage design. Latvia.

2016
"Dad" Illustrated poetry book. Karlis Verdins. © Liels un Mazs. Latvia.
"Wind In The Willows" musical play with National Symhonic Orchestra. Directed by Ģirts Šolis and Edgars Mākens. Puppet and stage design. 
"Detective Caps" play. Directed by Ģirts Šolis @ National Puppet Theatre. Costume and stage design. Latvia.

2015
"Blēņas un Pasakas" play. Directed by Ģirts Šolis @ Dirty Deal Teatro. Puppet and stage design. Latvia.
"Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi. Dir. Jan Willem van den Bosch @ National Puppet Theatre. Puppet, costume and stage design. Latvia.

2014
Secret Celebration. Illustrated picture book. Janis Jonevs. © Liels un Mazs. 2014.
Проза / Proza. Bilingual prose compilation book. © Orbita. 2014.
The Secrets of the Fox Hill. Illustrated book. Maris Rungulis. © Liels un Mazs. 2014.
Mula and the portrait. Illustrated book. © Authors collective Droši un Koši. 2014.
Animals in the Works of Art. illustrated book. © Authors collective Droši un Koši. 2014.
GRAFIKA-S. Exhibition of Latvian Contemporay Graphic Art in Riga Art Space. Latvia.

2013
8. İstanbul Animation Festival, International Panorame, Istanbul, Turkey
25th Sukagawa International Short Film Festival, International Competition, Japan
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, International Competition, Canada
4th Roanne animation short film festival “Ciné-court animé”, International Competition, France
Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival, Festival Program, Durango, USA
KloosterKino in Nijmegen, Official Programme, The Netherlands
8th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, International Competition, USA
Black Movie International Film Festival, Black movie for children section, Geneva, Switzerland

2012
Līze Analize And Other Hospital Nursery Rhymes. illustrated book, Inese Zandere, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia, ISBN 978-9984-820-46-0
Bicky – Bucky. illustrated book, Jānis Balvilks, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia, 978-9984820-48-4
Mean Alfred. illustrated book, Māris Rungulis, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia, ISBN 978-9984-820-41-5
9th International Animated Film Festival Animateka 2012, Central and Eastern European Short Animatd Film Competition Programme, Slovenia
30th International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, Poland
11th Interntional Short Film Festival Magma – mostra di cinema breve, International competition, Italy
Animpact Animation Festival, Competition programme „Animpact Max”, South Korea
International Film Festival ETIUDA&ANIMA 2012, International Anima competition, Poland
32th Festival International du Film d'Amiens, International Competition, France
21e Festival Séquence court-métrage, European Panorama Animation Programme, Toulouse, France
38th Filmets Badalona Film Festival. Official Selection. Barcelona. Spain
14th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, International Cometition, Tallinn, Estonia - Jury’s Special Mention I
27e Festival Europeen du Film Court de Brest, Brest Cedex, France
KUKI the 5th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin, in Competition Programme for 10+, Germany
19th Bradford Animation Festival, International Competition “Professional program”, United Kingdom
20th Ozu Film Festival, OZU ANIMATION section, Italy
21st Annual St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), “Animation 1” programme, USA
The Best Short Film Award at Fredrikstad Animation Festival, International Competition, Norway, 2012
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - Curta Cinema, Animation Panorama, Brazilia, 2012
London International Animation Festival, Competition „Children Sessions”, UK
14th Patras International Panorama Film Festival, International Panorama, Greece
Milwaukee Film Festival, Official Selection. USA
XXII Message to Man International Film Festival, International Competition, Russia
Calgary International Film Festival, International Competition, Canada
10th Brazilian Kids Film Festival, International Short Film Program, Brazil
5th International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine
La 11ème édition du Festival «Paysages de Cinéastes», Châtenay-Malabry, France
21e Festival Séquence court-métrage, European Panorama Animation Programme, Toulouse, France
38th Filmets Badalona Film Festival. Official Selection. Barcelona. Spain
27e Festival Europeen du Film Court de Brest, Brest Cedex, France
Festival La Normandie et le Monde, Youth short-movies competition, Vernon, France
9th Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forlì, Forlì, Italy
Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation, International Competition “Best of International Animation 2011/2012”, Wiesbaden, German
Seoul International Youth Film Festival (SIYFF). International Competition, Seoul. South Korea
The 14th International Animation Festival in Japan, Hiroshima, International Competition, Japan
20th edition of the International Film Festival ART FILM FEST, Slovakia
Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival, Germany
Santarcangelo ’12 ’13 ’14. Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, Italia
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival. Official Selection. Toronto. Canada
Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Official Selection. Annecy, France
52nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Czech Republic
Animafest Zagreb World Festival Of Animated Film. Grand Panorama. Zagreb, Croatia
International Short Film Festival of Santiago de Compostela, Panorama Youth Audience. A Coruña. Spain
9th IndieLisboa - Lisbon International Independent Film Festival. Emerging Cinema Section. Lisbon. Portugal
Lielais Kristaps National Film Festival. Official Selection. Riga, Latvia
Aspen Shortsfest. International Short Film Festival. Official Selection. Aspen, Colorado, USA.
Clermont-Ferrand 34th International Short Film Festival. International Competition. Clermont-Ferrand, France

2011
Is That He Does Not Seek The Truth, But Does Want To Influence? Exhibition. Riga Art Space. Riga. Latvia.
Healja. Illustrated poetry book. Reinis Runcis. Neputns. Riga. Latvia
How Shammies Teeter-Tottered. Animation short. 2 min. AtomArt, Edmunds Jansons, Inese Zandere. Riga, Latvia.
How Shammies Swapped. illustrated book, Inese Zandere, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia.
My Friend Percy, Buffalo Bill and I. illustrated book, Ulf Stark, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia.
URSUS. Charcoal on paper animation. 10 min. AtomArt. Riga, Latvia.
Arsenals. International film festival. Riga, Latvia.
Cold Soup. group show, Sarjakuvakeskus, Helsinki, Finland.
Mufa. illustrated book, Juris Zvirgzdins, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia.

2010
Office Art. Exhibition. Office Gallery of Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. Riga. Latvia.
How Shammies Bathed. Animation short. Studio AtomArt, Dir. Edmunds Jansons, Script: Inese Zandere. Riga, Latvia.
Bialystok 25th DAYS OF MODERN ART FESTIVAL. Bialystok, Poland.
The Last Match project. Exhibition:
>Gallery Artside, Lisbon, Portugal.
>Next Comic Festival, Linz, Austria.
>Fumetto Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland.
>Comics Days, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
>Comicstage, Erlangen, Germany.
>Gallery MZIN, Leipzig, Germany.
>Contemporary Art Festival Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia.
>KomiksFest!, Prague, Czech Republic.

2009
Springtime In Varnu Street. Animation film. (digital compositioning and color correction).Studio AtomArt, Dir. Edmunds Jansons, Artist: Ilva Kļaviņa. Riga, Latvia.
BOOMFEST. International Festival for Drawn Stories, St. Petersbourg, Russia.
The Hunt for Bear Bruno. Illustrated book, Juris Zvirgzdins, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia.

2008
A Bite Taken Out of the Moon, Illustrated book, Ojars Vacietis, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia.
Take Your Time, Exhibition, Riga, Latvia.

2007
The Crock Of Gold, Illustrated book, James Stephens, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia.
STILL HERE, Video Exhibition, Art Gallery “ARTSPACE”, Sydney, Australia.
Candy Bomber, Exhibition, National Art Museum exhibition hall “Arsenals” Riga, Latvia.
The Myth About, Exhibition, Art Gallery “Bastejs”, Riga, Latvia.
British and Latvian Contemporary Illustration, Exhibition, RDMV, Riga, Latvia.
Patiess stasts par Cingo Babu, Illustrated book, ISBN 9984672, Vizma Belsevica, Liels un Mazs, Riga, Latvia.

2006
Hamburg Meets Riga, Exhibition, Haus 73, Hamburg, Germany.
Videokunst aus dem Baltikum, Exhibition, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Atelier am Eck, Duesseldorf, Germany.
Blinks, Projected Visions – Latvia, video art exhibition, Greek - American Association, Athens, Greece.
SMS.tag, Screening, Riga, Latvia.
Heart’s Full 2, Exhibition, European Parliament Building & Art Gallery “La Ferme Rose”, Brussels, Belgium.

2005
Surelis Varshkes, Exhibition, Klaipeda concert hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Heart’s Full, Exhibition, Kunstverein Kunst im Turm Lippstadt, Lippstadt, Germany.
Dots & Lines, Online Exhibition for BBC Online & Sonic Arts Network, London, United Kingdom.
JUKAS, Exhibition, National Art Museum exhibition hall “Arsenals”, Riga, Latvia.

2004 – 2000
Live Spirit, Exhibition, Art Gallery “Rigas Galerija”, Riga, Latvia, 2004.
Heart’s Full, Exhibition, Art Gallery “Bastejs”, Riga, Latvia, 2004.
Word in Motion, Festival of Poetic Video, Riga New Theatre, Riga, Latvia, , 2003.
Ūdensgabali, Exhibition, Art Gallery “Noass”, Riga, Latvia, 2003.
Rudens 2001, Exhibition, National Art Museum exhibition hall “Arsenals”, Latvia, 2001.
pHonic, International multimedia festival, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001.
Interferences, International multimedia festival, Paris, France, 2000.
ArtGenda 2000, International multimedia festival, Helsinki, Finland, 2000.

Professional illustrator, animation film and visual artist. Born in 1981.
Lives and works in Riga, Latvia.



Social profiles:  Instagram  Twitter  Tumblr




Contact: reinis.petersons [at] gmail.com

Built with Berta.me