Signe Baumane Independent Filmmaker
Selling Your Shorts

Born in Auce, Latvia, Signe graduated from Moscow University in 1989 with a BA in Philosophy. She started work at Dauka Animation Studio in Riga as an animator and cel painter and also designed and directed several animated commercials for local TV. In 1991 she made her debut as scriptwriter, director and artist with a 2 minute animated film, The Witch and the Cow. After making numerous award-winning short films in both Moscow and Riga, she moved to New York in 1995 to work as a production manager, colour stylist and cel painter for Bill Plympton. She currently teaches animation at Pratt Institute and continues to make films, most recently Five Fucking Fables and Woman.