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Animation Nights New York Animator Interview with Signe Baumane


Animator Interview #30 featuring Independent Animator Signe Baumane


Evan Vernon interviews Signe Baumane, director of MOTHER'S SONG, a 3 minute clip from My Love Affair With Marriage. Much of the work at Signe Baumane Studio in Brooklyn is practical, meaning non-digital. Signe draws most of the animation herself, pencil on paper, Sturgis builds sets out of wood and their Team of artists covers them in paper-mâché and paint. The sets are lit and photographed, the Team pencil shadows the drawings then scans and organizes them into digital files before passing them on to the Latvian Team. MOTHER'S SONG was recently selected as a Winner in the Animation Nights New York 5th ANNY Best of Fest in 2021.




On the night of a full moon, Zelma, age 13, discovers blood on her bed sheets. Her mother and three Mythology Sirens rush to educate her about what it means to be a woman.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/329002938 





Animation Nights New York in partnership with Alamo on Demand presented the “5th ANNY Best of Fest” (Program #66 | Season 5 & 6 | Winners) on Saturday, Nov 13 - Saturday Nov 20, 2021

5th ANNY Best of Fest Film Winners Programs 1 & 2: https://www.animationnights.com/screening66-5th-anny-best-of-fest/  


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasys_Eidrigevi%C4%8Dius (Stasys Eidrigevičius)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Plympton (Bill Plympton)


Kristian Sensini



Oompa Loompa (Classic)






Social Media Links

http://www.signebaumane.com/ (Personal Website)

https://www.myloveaffairwithmarriagemovie.com/ (My Love Affair with Marriage)


Interview by Evan Vernon

Theme music by Joe Lazenby


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About ANNY: Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening event and annual festival first established in NYC in 2015. The event showcases animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world and both project submission and admission to monthly screenings of in-competition films are free to the general public. If you would like to submit a VR/AR/Game or short film project, you can find Animation Nights New York on Film Freeway.

ANNY Exchange is our talent connect initiative. We connect animation talent to opportunity using our festival as a vehicle.

ANNY Best of Fest is our annual festival held in mid November.