Andris Gauja

Andris Gauja

After graduating from his screenwriting studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture, Andris Gauja has produced, written and directed documentaries (including the award-winning Family Instinct, (2010, IDFA nomination, AFI-Docs Grand-Prix etc.) as well as two narrative films, Nothing Can Stop Us Now (2019, 9 nominations at the Latvian National Film Prize “Lielais Kristaps”), and The Lesson (2014, Montreal, Chicago, Moscow IFF etc.). Andris is especially interested in character-driven films and in his own work, he often dives into uncomfortable and thought-provoking topics.

Selected Filmography:

2019 –  “Nothing Can Stop Us Now” (100 min., feature, drama) — Producer, Director, Writer, Composer (9 nominations at the National Film Awards “Lielais Kristaps”) 

2014 – “The Lesson” (108 min., feature, drama) — Producer, Director, Co-Writer, Composer (selected for Montreal IFF, Chicago IFF, Moscow IFF, Bergen IFF etc.) 

2010 – “Family Instinct” (61 min., documentary) — Director and Writer (World’s Best Documentary at AFI-DOCS (ex-Silverdocs), nominated as Best Mid-length Documentary at IDFA, selected for a number of documentary film festivals around the world)