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Blizzard of Souls

February 2, 2021 @ 12:30 pm 1:30 pm PST

Q&A with Composer




Moderated by JON BURLINGAME (Variety)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A :


Based on the true story of young Artur (16), enlisted in WW1’s Eastern Front; too young to fight, but old enough to die, he experiences the loss of his home and loved ones. The battlefield is his home now and he must find the strength to mature fast as half the population of Latvia is lost to war. Not Rated | 123min

Lolita Ritmanis is a ten-time Emmy Award nominee. She won an award in 2002 for her work on the series Batman Beyond. For Blizzard of Souls, she composed a 70-minute symphonic score, working with the award-winning state choir Latvia and a full symphony orchestra. This film also earned the Alex North Award for best score at the Tenerife International Film Music Festival and was nominated for the 2020 World Soundtrack Awards, Public Choice Award. Lolita is one of the founders of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, serving as president 2016-2018, and a founding member of Dynamic Music Partners. Lolita’s family emigrated from Latvia to the USA after the Second World War.

With a master’s degree in economics and after several years of a stable international business career, Dzintars Dreibergs decided to follow his heart to become a filmmaker. Under the supervision of New York University professor and filmmaker Boris Frumin, Dzintars completed his film education at the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, Estonia. With his passion for making films about social change and the cultural inheritance of Latvia, Dreibergs made his feature directorial debut with Blizzard of Souls based on Aleksandrs Grins’ novel. The film has been a record-breaker at the Latvian box office and continues to be embraced by audiences as well as international critics. At the Lielais Kristaps Latvian National Film Awards, the film has already won Best Director, Best Fiction Feature Film, Best Cinematography in a Feature Film, Best Editing, Best Original Music, and Best Make-up.


FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Tuesday, February 2, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.