Animated film




About festival

BIMINI festival took place each year from 2003 till 2007 in Latvia, but in 2008 the festival took place in Georgia.

BIMINI was unique festival of animated films in Latvia and the biggest festival of this genre in the Baltic States.

The programs of BIMINI included the world’s best animated films. Many of these films are prize winners of the various film festivals.

For the selection of the first festival were sent only 38 animated films from which 28 films participated in the festival’s competitive program. More than 700 animated films were sent for the selection of the last festival in Latvia, 126 films participated in the competition program, in all the programs of the festival participated about 200 films.

The members of jury and visitors were such known people as: the guru of the American independent animation Bill Plimpton (USA); director and art director of Russian animation studio «Pilot» — Alexander Tatarsky (Russia); father of the Estonian animation Rein Raamat; famous master of sand animations Ferenc Cako (Hungary); producer Eberhard Junkersdorf (Germany), whose feature film «Tin drum» has won «Oscar» as the best foreign film of 1979; famous director of animation studio Dauka – Roze Stiebra (Latvia); journalist and author of documentary films about history of animation Natalia Lukinykh (Russia); film producer, general director of the «Master-Film» film company — Alexander Gerasimov (Russia) and others members of jury, organizers of festivals, directors, producers and animators from the United States, UK, Germany , the Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Denmark, Finland, South Africa, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and other countries of the world.

Throughout the time, the festival BIMINI was organized by two people, Zane Dzene and Marat Barsky.

See you on the next festival!

Sincerely yours,
Marat Barsky


Marat Barsky

Founder and Owner of BIMINI
Film selection for the festival
Program director of BIMINI
Producer and Organizer


Zane Dzene

Public Relations
Film selection for the festival
Executive Director and Coordinator


We express our gratitude to all those who supported the festival for many years.

Thank you!