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Hannu Pro supports Latvian National Film Festival
Lielais Kristaps
Latvian National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps celebrates its 25-th anniversary this year. Festival is organized by Latvian Association of Cinematographers and is also supported by Hannu Pro who provided a professional high quality 40" video monitor, computer equipment and a special prize for one festival movie. A record number of 87 movies were submitted to the festival this year and 40 of them were selected to participate in nomination procedure at 23 nominations. An expert teams constituted by professional cinematographers organizations including Latvian Film Producers Association, Latvian Guild of Cinematographers, Latvian Film Artist Guild and FIPRESCI Latvija made initial movie selection. Next, during the festival, an international jury judged all nominated films to pick the winner for each of nominations, which received Lielais Kristaps - the most respectable award of Latvian cinematography.
Lielais Kristaps for the best movie was awarded to Golfa straume zem ledus kalna (director Jevgenij Paskevic), Dokumentalists (director Ivars Zviedris) received award for the best documentary and Gints Berzins also received award as best cameramen (Amaya, Golfa straume zem ledus kalna). A special Hannu Pro award was awarded to the authors of the best documentary up to 65 minutes - film Kā tev klājas, Rūdolf Ming.
»»» detailed festival information is available at official festival website lielaiskristaps.lv

Hannu Pro supports LNMM and LMA co-project Maize. Identitate?
Maize. Identitāte?
It is 10th time when 4th grade students of The Faculty of History and Theory of Arts at Art Academy of Latvia are organizing an exhibition based on selected theme as part of study process. These exhibitions include works from archives of Latvian National Museum of art. Contemporary artists also are involved. This year the theme of the project is related to contemplation about bread and identity found in the artists' works from 20th and 21st centuries.
Exhibition Maize. Identitate? (Bread. Identity?) will be open from January 26 till February 19 in Creative Workshop premises at LNMM exhibition hall Arsenals. Hannu Pro is among project supporters providing technical assistance.
»»» additional information about this project available on
Latvian National Museum of art home page
International short film festival 2ANNAS 2011 has closed
2Annas 2011 - Grand Prix awarding
2ANNAS 2011 - an international short film festival closed on May 28th with the awarding ceremony held at cinema K.Suns. Five international and one Baltic film screenings took place at the festival. Three-person international jury judged all submitted films: Matti Kiuru (Coordinator at Tampere Film Festival, Finland), Johan Knattrup Jensen (Film director and writer, film school Super 16, Denmark), and Janis Putnins (Film director, Latvia).

Baltic competition
·   2ANNAS glass diplomas: Zoe /Darja Polakova, Latvia/; System /Armands Zacs, Latvia/; Volli Pall /Chintis Lundgren, Estonia/
·   Relaks Ture prize - a trip to Slovakia:
System /Armands Zacs, Latvia/
·   Best Latvian short - 2ANNAS statuette and EUR 500 prize:
The Mole /Ieva Putnina, Latvia/
·   Grand Prix - 2ANNAS statuette and EUR 1000 prize:
It Would be Splendid, Yet /Lina Luzyte, Lithuania/

International competition
·   2ANNAS glass diplomas: Teclopolis /Javier Mrad, Argentina/; I /David Fonjallaz, Switzerland/; Interview #3 /Marlene Denningmann, Germany/
·   2ANNAS statuettes:
Party (Tulum) /Dalibor Matanic, Croatia/; Baby /Daniel Mulloy, UK/
·   Grand prix - 2ANNAS golden statuette and EUR 2000:
The Cage (Colivia) /Adrian Sitaru, Rumania/

Additional information about the festival and 2ANNAS 2011 events is available at official 2ANNAS web site.
2ANNAS 2011 announce festival programme
2Annas 2011
An international film festival 2ANNAS 2011 will take the place in Riga, May 23 - 28. Festival events are scheduled as follows:
· May 23 - 2ANNAs movie night - screening of Latvian Academy of Culture students works
· May 24 and 25 - Nordic Toolbox - symposium of Nordic short films (screening and seminars)
· May 25 - official festival opening evening
· May 26 and 27 - movie screenings (International movie programme, Baltic competition screening, non-competition movie screening)
· May 28 - non-competition movie screening, awarding ceremony, screening of awarded movies

Additional information about the festival and 2ANNAS 2011 events is available at official 2ANNAS web site.
»»» 2ANNAS 2010 - retrospection of awarding ceremony
»»» a photo report form 2ANNAS 2009 awarding ceremony

Hannu Pro shares the technology to support Raimonds Pauls live show
Hannu Pro supports Raimonds Pauls live prowiding K2 Summit server
Celebrating his 75 at the mid January Maestro Raimonds Pauls, Latvian prime composer, preformed live at Arena Riga. To capture this special evening spirit for those who were not able to attend this marvellous live show, Hannu Pro provided Gass Valley K2 Summit 8 channel video server system supporting HD recording to meet the highest quality standards. Live show was filmed utilising resources of Estonian state television's (ERR) IRIS HD OB Van, which is most advanced available in Baltic States. Eight 8 of 16 available state-of-the-art Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite series cameras captured ongoing events through Grass Valley Kayah HD video mixer and signal was recorded on ChannelFlex enabled Grass Valley K2 Summit server - eight simultaneous 100Mbps 1080i AVC-Intra 10bit (4:2:2) video streams. Such high quality of recorded signal allowing further non-destructive synchronous multi-camera video editing while preserving image clarity and detail, what enables sharing complete spectrum of nuances of this very special event.
Hannu Pro joins everyone greeting the Maestro!
2Annas 2011 call for festival entries
2Annas 2011
2Annas 2011 begin their activities and call for festival entries. Submissions are accepted before March 31, 2011 (deadline) in following two competition programmes:
· International Competition is open to contributions by filmmakers of all age groups and nationalities, produced by individuals, international film schools, film studios, etc
· Baltic Competition presents the works by Baltic directors, showing the newest tendencies and the development of Baltic short film and video production with the aim to enhance the exchange of ideas and experience among the Baltic filmmakers
Prizes and Awards: the winner of International Competition 2011 will receive 2000 Euro and Golden Anna Statuette from festival's General sponsor Hannu Pro; the winner of Baltic Competition 2011 will receive 1000 Euro and Anna Statuette from festival's General sponsor Hannu Pro. 2Annas 2011 will take place in Riga, May 25-31.
»»» 2ANNAS 2010 - retrospection of awarding ceremony
»»» a photo report form 2ANNAS 2009 awarding ceremony

Hannu Pro sponsors Riga Open - ITF tennis tournament
Riga Open 2010
The thirteenth Riga Open 2010 ITF Junior Circuit and Tennis Europe Junior tour tennis tournament took place in Riga form June 21 to 26 and was also sponsored by Hannu Pro. Riga Open is prospective tennis tournament for young talents. It provides professional management, great facilities and many opportunities for growth. Several world-class tennis players including Dinara Safina, Alisa Kleybanova, Ernests Gulbis, Vera Dushevina, Jevgenija Linecka, Anastasija Sevastova started their careers at Riga Open. Riga Open 2010 gathered young talents from more than 25 countries. In the main tournament 324 players participated in 447 matches (116 and 331 in U18 group, and U12, U14 and U16 groups respectively). In total 962 sets and 7869 games were played and in four age groups 16 titles were awarded for individual players and pairs each. U12, U14 and U16 age group matches were organized as part of Tennis Europe Junior tour, but U18 matches were part of ITF Junior Circuit competition.

»»» tournament overview is available in attached pdf document (in latvian)
Hannu Pro congratulates all winners of Riga Open 2010 and presents useful prizes!

Riga Open 2010 Riga Open 2010 Riga Open 2010 - Hannu Pro presents prizes for the winners
»»» additional information about Riga Open 2010 is available at official tournament site
Hannu Pro supported international short film festival 2Annas 2009 has finished
2ANNAS 2010 - Golden Anna and the monkey
International short film festival 2ANNAS 2010, which was supported by Hannu Pro finished on May 29, 2010 with the awarding ceremony followed by screenings of award-winning movies. Festival films were judged by competent jury: Dita Rietuma - cinema critic, Andrejs Apsitis - camera men, Davis Simanis - director, Martins Grauds - director and photographer, and Oskar Lehemaa - supervisor of Estonian students festival Sleepwalkers programmes.
The main festival prize - Golden Anna statuette and EUR 2000 from Hannu Pro was awarded to Polish film Echo directed by Magnus von Horn.
The winner of the Baltics film screening - Estoninan animation film The Great Grey Shrike directed by Chintis Lundger was awarded with 2Anna statuette and received the EUR 1000 prize from Hannu Pro.
2Annas awards and diplomas were given out to the best films from international film screening: Cactus (Anna Treiman - Denmark), Never Drive a Car When You’re Dead (Gregor Dashuber - Germany), Glebs Film (Christian Hornung - Germany), Anthem (Elad Keidan - Israel), It’s me Helmut (Nicolas Steiner - Germany) and Scratches (Gabriela Pichler - Sweden), as well as best films from Baltics film screening When Apples Roll (Reinis Kalnaellis - Latvia), Lernavan (Marat Sargsyan - lithuania), Jama (Jiri Stejskal - Estonia).

Echo The Great Gray Shrike When Apples Roll
»»» a short photo report from 2Annas 2010 festival awarding ceremony
International short film festival 2ANNAS 2010 is held with support of Hannu Pro
2ANNAS 2010
On May 25, 2010 the annual international short film festival 2ANNAS will be opened. This year 2ANNAS festival is held under the code Renesanse 2010 and it is the fourth year when Hannu Pro is honoured to be a general sponsor of this festival.
Festival programme:

24.05.2010. 19:00 The Best of 2ANNAS Experimental Short Films NabaKlab
"Skywalkers’s Last Supper II"
25.05.2010. 20:00 2ANNAS film night NabaKlab
"Happening with M.Z."
26.05.2010. 19:00 Baltic competition Kino Riga
20:00 2ANNAS film night NabaKlab
"Glory Box Vol 1, Vol 2"
27.05.2010. 19:00 I International Competition Kino K.Suns
'Landscape with a Fall of Pumpkin, Girl and Catafalque"
21:00 II International Competition Kino K.Suns
'The Garden of Earthly Delights"
23:00 Afterparty, Café Taka
28.05.2010. 19:00 III International Competition Kino K.Suns
"Portrait x"
22:00 Afterparty, Café Taka
Performance group C.N.O.P.T video, Tom Auniņs u.c.
29.05.2010. 17:00 Special programme Kino K.Suns
"Israel in Close-up"
19:00 2ANNAS Award Ceremony - The Best Short Films of 2ANNAS 2010
(entrance with invitations)
22:00 Closing Party, Café Taka

International short film festival 2Annas 2009 has finished
2ANNAS balvas gaida savus laureātus
Grand Prix pasniedz Hannu Pro vadība
On May 30 the winners of International young talent short film festival 2Annas 2009 were awarded at official ceremony held in K.Suns cinema. The movies were judged by highly competent jury: Dita Rietuma - movie critic, Andrejs Apsitis - director and camera man, Kristofer Heil - explorer of interactive cinema, Uldis Dimisevskis - deputy director of National Film Centre of Latvia.
The winner of Baltic film competition and Anna statuette and EUR 1000 prize from Hannu Pro - movie Galapunkts (Lauris Abele, Latvia)
2-nd prize - Black Peter (Priit Paasuke, Estonia), 3-rd prize - Kur Upes Plust (Krisjanis Abols, Latvia) and diplomas Obsession (Andrew Bond, Estonia), Somebody (Didzis Eglitis, Latvia), and Ding Dng Dong! (Vents Grinbaums, Latvia)
The Grand Prix winner of International film competition and Golden Anna statuette and EUR 2000 prize from Hannu Pro - movie Orgesticulanismus (Labaye Mathieu, Belgium)
Movies KK-2678 (Ugis Olte, Latvia), Imaginary friend Practical Manual, (Ciro Altabas, Spain), and The Attack of The Robots From Nebula 5 (Chema Garcia Ibarra, Spain) also received Anna statuettes; diplomas were presented to The law of life (Rishat Gilmetdinov, Russia), The yellow envelope (Hermans Delphine, Belgium), and Farewell (Irena Skoric, Chroatia)
Greetings for all 2Annas winners and participants!
Orgesticulanismus Galapunkts KK-2678
»»» a photo report from 2Annas 2009
»»» additional information about 2Annas film festival is available here
With support of Hannu Pro the preparation for 2ANNAS 2009 festival has started
Submission for 2ANNAS 2009 International Short Film festival competition programmes is open now! 2ANNAS festival presents three competition programmes:
· International Competition
  (director's age 20-35)
· Baltic Competition
  (director's age 20-35)
· Green Anna Competition is open only for Latvian   submissions this year (director's age until 19)
Deadline: 13.04.2009
»»» a photo insight of the awarding ceremony is available here
»»» additional information about 2ANNAS 2007 is available here
Hannu Pro continues to support young sportsmen
U10 winners
U14 winners
Hannu Pro/Tecnifibre tennis tournament organized by Central Tennis club took place in Riga form August 18 to 20 for the age groups of U10 and U14. Hannu Pro, as general sponsor of this event, presented useful prizes for the winners - congratulations!

U10 girls/boys:
1. Viktorija Tkacenko,
2. Misela Grebstela,
3. Marija Dreija
1. Andris Gudins,
2. Artjoms Spakovs,
3. Nikita Iljins
U14 girls/boys:
1. Ariadna Blinova,
2. Annija Veinsteina,
3. Alise Akmenkalne
1. Rustems Gataullins,
2. Maksims Pavlovs,
3. Artjoms Fjodorovs
International short film festival 2Annas 2008 has concluded
2008 gada festivāla 2 Annas laureāti un blavas
On May 31, the international young filmmakers short film festival 2Annas concluded with the awarding ceremony. This year again Hannu Pro was the general sponsor of the festival.
The Grand Prize of the festival - Golden Anna statuette and EUR 2000 from Hannu Pro was awarded to film Reality Show directed by Federico Schmucler (Mexico)
The First Prize of Baltic film competition and EUR 1000 from Hannu Pro was awarded to film Sarkanais Plekis /Red Spot/ directed by Ugis Olte (Latvia)
The winners of Zala Anna /Green Anna/ children (under the age of 18) short film competition - Kisibambasi un Musikatels directed by Kristine Imsa (Latvia), I'm Seventeen directed by Romas Zabarauskas (Lithuania) and The Chair directed by Elena Sinkeviciute (Lithuania) received Edius NEO and Edius NEO XL video editing systems.
Congratulations for the winners and the best wishes for upcoming projects to all participants!
»»» a photo insight of the awarding ceremony is available here.
»»» additional information about the festival is available at official homepage.
ITF Open tournament sponsored by Hannu Pro has finished
2008 IFT Enri Open tournament, which took place in Riga from 2 to 9 March has finished. Winners are:
Tadas Trasevicius (Lithuania)
Alexandra Walker (Great Britain)
Boys (doubles)
Arturs Kazijevs
and Mikelis Libietis (Latvia)
Girls (doubles)
Lina Lilekite and Diana Marcinkevica (Latvia)

Hannu Pro sponsors ITF Open tennis tournament (updated)
Continuing its support of Latvian tennis clubs, Hannu Pro will assist the organizers of the forthcoming 2008 ENRI Open tournament. As part of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Circuit, the ENRI Open will take place in Riga from 2 to 9 March. It has already generated great international interest with more than 120 young players from European countries, including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, UK, Russia, Israel, Byelorussia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Ireland, Italy registered to compete. Twenty-two girls and 22 boys will compete for the main prize which has been donated by Hannu Pro. There are good prospects for winners of the ENRI Open to start a professional tennis career and take part in prestigious ATP (The Association of Tennis Professionals) tournaments.
Hannu Pro supports creative young people
The House of Technical Creativity Annas 2 receives the gift
To support creative activities of young people, on November 28, 2007 Hannu Pro handed a special grant, Thomson GV Edius DVX nonlinear video editing system and Thomson GV Edius Pro software (four licences) to The House of Technical Creativity Annas 2. The gift was presented as part of Hannu Pro's non-commercial cinema and Latvian culture support programme.
Hannu Pro sponsored Latvian U-12 tennis tournament
The winners of Latvian U-12 tournament
In November Hannu Pro sponsored the Latvian Central Tennis Club tournament. During three days sixteen girls and sixteen boys form several Latvian tennis clubs competed for the main prizes in this U-12 tournament. The best players of the tournament received valuable Sony gadgets, and runners-up received consolation prizes from Hannu Pro.
Lielais Kristaps - the winners are established!
Lielais Kristaps
The 30th National Film Festival "Lielais Kristaps" has finished and all prizes have been awarded. The winners are: animation film "Lote from the Village of Inventors" /Heiki Ernits, Janno Poldma - Joonisfilm, Rija/, short film "Fire" /Laila Pakalnina/, feature film "Vogelfrei" /Janis Kalejs, Gatis Smits, Janis Putnins, Anna Viduleja - Angels Studio/, animation film "Lost in Snow" /Vladimir Leschiov - Jet Media/, documentary "Version LNO" /Davis Simanis jr. - Lokomotive/, short feature film "Disgust" /Aik Karapetjan - Latvian Academy of culture/, animation film "I Danced I Played" /Roze Stiebra - Dauka/, short feature film "Water" /Laila Pakalnina - Hargla Company/, animation documentary "Little Bird's Diary" /Edmunds Jansons - Studija Centrums/, documentary "My Husband Andrei Sakharov" /Inara Kalmane - Studija Devini/, short documentary "Teodors" /Laila Pakalnina - Vides Filmu Studija/ and short documentary "Simply pop" /Andis Miziss - Vides Filmu Studija/. Hannu Pro warmly congratulates all the winners and is pleased to see many Hannu Pro customers among them. Good luck in your next projects! Additional information about the festival is available at the National Film centre of Latvia.
Lote from the Village of Inventors - Joonisfilm, Rija Vogelfrei - Angels Studio Teodor - Vides Filmu studija

Version LNO - Lokomotive Disgust - Latvian Academy of culture Simply Pop - Vides Filmu studija

Hannu Pro proudly sponsors Latvian National film festival
Lielais Kristaps
Hannu Pro, within its culture support programme, continues to sponsor creative developments in Latvia. This year, the Latvian National film festival Lielais Kristaps, held in Riga form 28.09 till 07.10, was supported as well. The festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. 100 Latvian made movies, documentaries and animation films, produced in last two years were registered for the festival and the jury chose 23 of them for nomination in eight different categories. Hannu Pro will present gratuity prizes to the winners. Additional information about the festival is available at the National Film centre of Latvia.
The second Levira conference successfully concluded
Leviras 2nd Digital Broadcasting Conference
The 2nd Digital Broadcasting conference, organized by the Estonian state broadcasting company Levira and sponsored by Hannu Pro and Thomson Grass Valley, spanned August 23-24. It brought together more than 250 delegates from more than 30 countries. At the beginning of the conference all participants were invited to a Hannu Pro reception and dinner in Kadriorgas Palace. During the conference there was an outdoor exhibition, where industry leaders including Thomson Grass Valley showed their broadcasting solutions for DVBT, Mobile TV / DVBH and IPTV.
Levira Digital Broadcasting conference - the reception and dinner Levira Digital Broadcasting conference - the reception and dinner Levira Digital Broadcasting conference - the reception and dinner Levira Digital Broadcasting conference

Levira Digital Broadcasting conference - technology exhibition Levira Digital Broadcasting conference - technology exhibition Levira Digital Broadcasting conference - technology exhibition Levira Digital Broadcasting conference - technology exhibition

Hannu Pro representing Thomson Grass Valley - a principal sponsor of the 2nd Digital Broadcasting Conference in Tallinn (updated)
Levira Ltd (Estonia State TV and Radio Brodcast Center) is organising the 2nd Digital Broadcasting Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on August 23rd-24th 2007. The conference will be held in Tallinn TV-Tower's Conference Centre and is dedicated to different digital TV issues such as MPEG-4 AVC, HD, Mobile-TV etc. Opinion and business leaders of the broadcasting industry from Baltic states and Scandinavia, Eastern and Central Europe, Russia and SNG are invited to the conference. Conference is free. This is a unique, intimate venue for top decision makers and influencers to have prolonged discussions with fellow specialists in the field of digital broadcasting. The main aim of the exhibition is to promote technical exchanges and business contacts. Outstanding speaker list includes representatives from Thomson/Grass Valley (Mr. Are Olafsen, UK, will speak to the Future of MPEG4 compression in SD/HD and Mr. Ludovic Pertuisel, France, will present Mobile-TV Working Business Models), Funke Digital-TV (Mr. Stan Baayens, General Manager, Netherlands), BMCOforum (Prof. Dr. Claus Sattler, Executive Director, Germany), TDF (Mr. Bernard Pauchon, Vice President, France), HD-Union (Russia), MFD (Germany) and many others.
An international young talent short film festival, 2ANNAS 2007, has finished
An international young talent short film festival, 2ANNAS 2007, which was sponsored by Hannu Pro, has finished and the prizes have been awarded. The best short film of the year, which received the GRAND PRIX Golden ANNAS and EUR 1000 prize from Hannu Pro, is 'Serkocini', directed by Didzis Eglitis /Latvia/.
»»» read more here
Hannu Pro continues to support creative activities
An international young-talent short-film festival 2ANNAS will take place in Riga from 16 through 25 May. Hannu Pro is the proud general sponsor of this year's festival. The main aim of the festival is to promote new worldwide and European non-commercial film production in Latvia and encourage the development of Baltic motion picture art. To achieve the latter, the festival this year will offer a separate Baltic short film production programme. 2ANNAS 2007 will bring together participants from the Baltic region and many other European countries. The main festival screens will be in cinemas K.Suns and Riga, but special night screenings will be held at the Riga Zoo. Other festival activities will take place in the Vermans Garden and in the Latvian Photo Museum as well. An international jury will award prizes, donated by Hannu Pro and Relaks Tour, to three Baltic films, while one film will receive a special prize awarded by MTV Baltic.
Hannu Pro supports Latvian Composers' Union
Hannu Pro supports LCUOn December 1, 2006, in its contribution to Latvian culture, professional multimedia equipment distribution and system integration company Hannu Pro signed a sponsorship agreement with the Latvian professional musicians association - The Latvian Composers' Union. By signing this general sponsorship agreement Hannu Pro has undertaken provision of financial support during 2007 for the Latvian Composers' Union, which brings together numerous prominent Latvian composers.
LCU members meeting LCU members meeting LCU members meeting LCU members meeting
LCU members meeting supported by Hannu Pro
2 AnnasHannu Pro supports young video artists
2Annas 2006, the international young artists movie festival, has finished and prizes supplied jointly by Hannu Pro and Pinnacle have been awarded: Sony DCR-HC24E and Canon MV890 camcorders and four Pinnacle video editing toolsets. Congratulations to the new talents who worked hard to offer a full spectrum of emotions to the audience. The full list of winners and additional information is available on the official festival website - www.2annas.lv
LADCHannu Pro supports green ideas
In August 2005 during the Golden Hammer advertising festival creative week, the Latvian Art Directors Club held a seminar in Riga, sponsored by Hannu Pro, devoted to environment protection issues. The company supplied five SONY DV camcorders to organizers, helping realize the creative green ideas generated in the forum.
»»» a full note of gratitude can be found here
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