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Company Profile

Ego Media, a film production and service company based in Riga, was founded by Guntis Trekteris in 2005 with the aim of creating documentaries and fiction films for both domestic and global viewership. The company prioritizes original narratives crafted by talented filmmakers and engages in numerous co-productions with partners around the world. Latest highlights include the local box office hit THE SIGN PAINTER by Viesturs Kairišs and animated documentary MY FAVORITE WAR by Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen – Annecy Contrechamp winner in 2020. Recently the company finished the shoot of its first TV series THE ASSISTANT.

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Company Highlights



Format:          Animation, 2K

Genre:            Adventure

Director:        Ilze Burkovska-Jakobsen, Trond Jakobsen

Screenplay:    Ilze Burkovska-Jakobsen, Trond Jakobsen


Eight-year-old Viga's creativity shines bright, yet she harbors two secrets: her dyslexia and her friendship with Taro, a cockroach who ignites her imagination. When her classmate Sana betrays her trust, Viga must rise above the mockery and come to Sana's aid when her mother faces humiliation on live TV, teaching them both the value of acceptance and compassion.



Format:          4K

Genre:            Biopic

Director:        Viesturs Kairišs

Screenplay:    Livia Ulman, Andris Feldmanis

Cast:               Kārlis Arnolds Avots


Ulya, merely 15 years old yet nearly 2 meters tall, envisions a world where she can blend in unnoticed. Instead, she finds herself thrust into a legendary basketball team, capturing the attention of the world.



Format:          Feature Film

Genre:            Drama

Director:        Viesturs Kairišs

Screenplay:    Viesturs Kairišs

Cast:               Davis Suharevskis, Agnese Cirule, Brigita Cmuntova


The Sign Painter is a Latvian tragicomedy about a young artist who tries to navigate the dramatic political upheavals of the WWII era. As brutal regimes come and go, his country, his village, his people, and even his heart are swept up in the unstoppable currents of history.

Selections and nominations: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Competition, International Premiere




Format:          Feature Film

Genre:            Animated Documentary

Director:        Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen

Screenplay:    Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen

My Favorite War is the personal story of the director, Ilze, about her growing up in the Cold-War Latvia, a republic of USSR of that time. It is a coming of age story about one’s personal road of escape from the brainwash of the mighty authoritarian regime.

World premiere: Reykjavík International Film Festival 2021

Selections and nominations: Annecy / Contrechamp - Grand Prix

Bucheon International Animation Film Festival, special distinction prize

2020 Palm Springs International Animation Festival - Animator Of The Year

2020 International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR - Audience award for the best feature film

2021 Latvia's National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps" - Best Animation Film, 2020

+ 50 more festivals

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