Uldis Cekulis

Uldis Cekulis created the independent production company VFS Films almost 18 years ago. He has worked on almost fifty creative documentaries and TV projects both as a producer and sometimes as a cameraman. Most of the films he produced such as Roof on the Moonway, Theodore, The Deconstruction of an Artist, Double Aliens or Ukrainian Sheriffs presented during 13 edition of the festival Millennium Docs Against Gravity and others have travelled and received awards around the world, including nomination for the European Film Academy Documentary Award 2005 for Dreamland by Laila Pakalnina; and the Lithuanian official Academy Award entry Ramin by Audrius Stonys in 2012 for Best Foreign Language Film. Several times, his productions have received Best Documentary Prize at the Latvian National Film Festival. He has co-produced documentaries with Ukrainian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian, German, Italian, French, Greek, Icelandic, Finnish, and Georgian production companies. A member of the European Documentary Network (EDN) since 1998. Other activities include lecturing at the Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration and tutoring at many EDN organized workshops in Europe and the Caucasus. Currently he is working on five documentary co-productions.