Uldis Cekulis created the independent production company VFS FILMS almost 20 years ago and later won the International Trailblazer prize at MIPDOC in Cannes, which recognises the best documentary makers. He has worked on almost fifty creative documentaries and author-driven prime time TV projects both as a producer and sometimes as a cameraman.
As producer, most of his films such as Roof on the Moonway, Theodore, The Deconstruction of an Artist, Double Aliens, Liberation Day, Bridges of Time have travelled and received awards around the world, including nomination for the European Film Academy Documentary Award 2005 for Dreamland by Laila Pakalnina. The official Lithuanian entry to the Academy awards for the Best foreign language film was creative documentary Ramin by Audrius Stonys in 2012 and Wonderful Losers. A Different World by Arunas Matelis in 2018. In 2015 IDFA Special Jury Award went for Ukrainian Sheriffs by Roman Bondarchuk, which also resulted as the official Oscars entry in 2016, this time from the Ukraine. Uldis Cekulis co-produced documentaries with Ukrainian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian, German, Italian, French, Greek, Icelandic, Finnish, Norwegian and Georgian production companies.
A member of the European Documentary Network and European Film Academy. Other activities include tutoring at workshops in Europe, Caucasus and India. Currently he is working on five feature documentary co-productions and two author driven original TV series.
For more information, please visit VFS FILMS http://vfs.lv/uldis-cekulis/