Latvian animation founder Ansis Bērziņš passes away

One of the first animation film producers of Latvia, director and producer Ansis Bērziņš (1940-2021) has passed away, relatives confirmed on Facebook.

Ansis Bērziņš began his animation filmmaking in 1969. The best-known animations of his creation are, for example, "Skudriņa Tipa" (1976), "Ness un Nesija" (1991), animated series "Fantadroms" (1984-1995). In 1990, Bērziņš became chair of Latvian first independent animation studio Dauka, co-founded with director Roze Stiebra. 

In 2017, Bērziņš and Stiebra were awarded the Latvian film prize Lielais Kristaps for their lifetime contribution to Latvian cinema.

Our condolences go to Bērziņš' family, friends, acquaintances and fans.

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