A former pilot looks back over his life - The Earth, the Sky, 

the Woman - everything that took place on the journey 

from an air strip to an abandoned boat house.

Wings and Oars | Spārni un airi

Written, directed and painted by Vladimir Leschiov

Music and sound design: Pierre Yves Drapeau, Normand Roger

Producers: Vladimir Leschiov

Production: Lunohod

Financial support: National Film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation

Length: 5 min 50 sec

Format: 35 mm

Production year: 2009


Awards, mentions and nominations:

Jury Special Destinction for Best Direction at ANIMANIMA International Animation Festival, Cacak, Serbia, 2009

Award for the Best Animation at Eksjo Animation Festival, Eksjo, Sweden, 2009

Great Christopher Award (Lielais Kristaps) for Best Latvian Animated Film, Riga, Latvia, 2009

Special Mention at Anim'est International Animation Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2009

Golden Dove for the Best Animated Film at 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, 

Leipzig, Germany, 2009

Special Mention at Bolzano International Short Film Festival (No Words competition), Bolzano, Italy, 2009

Nomination for Golden Dolphin Award at Xiamen International Animation Festival. Xiamen, China, 2009

Jury Special Mention at ANIMATED DREAMS International Animation Festival, Tallinn, Estonia, 2009

Special Mention Jury FICC (International Federation of Film Societies) at International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, 

Krakow, Poland, 2009

Main Prize at ANILOGUE International Animation Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2009

Golden Pencil Award at 2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival, Seattle, USA, 2009

Jury Special Mention at ANIMATEKA International Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2009

RTP2 Ondo Curta Award at MONSTRA International Animated Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010

Best Visual Design Award at SILVER SALT Animation Festival, Mumbai, India, 2010

Best Sound Design Award at SILVER SALT Animation Festival, Mumbai, India, 2010

Audience Award for the Best Film in Program 1 at Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

Special Jury Prize at HIROSHIMA International Animation Festival, Hiroshima, Japan, 2010

Jury Vote - Best in Program 1 at London International Animation Festival, London, UK, 2010

Best 2D Animation Award at International Animation Festival "Banjaluka", Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2010

Best Animated Short Film at Supertoon International Animation Festival, Bol, Croatia, 2011