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5th September, 2014 - Rose in Uruguay - Rose screens in the Festival Internacional de Animación (FIA) in the Experimental section.
4th September, 2014 - Rose in Belarus - Animaevka will screen Rose later this month in the city of Mogilev.
28th July, 2014 - Rose in China - The Xiamen International Animation Festival will screen Rose in competition in August.
19th July, 2014 - Timeline of production infographic - Uploaded to the gallery is a graphic representation of the major milestones for the film.
16th July, 2014 - Rose is back in Italy - Rose is a part of the IV Cartoon Club Award in Rimini this week.
2nd June, 2014 - Rose goes British - The British Animation Film Festival screens Rose this weekend during Screening 1.
26th May, 2014 - Rose wins at Campfire - Rose wins the Best History, Geography, Economics & Business award at the Campfire Film Festival!
17th May, 2014 - More ATOM screenings - Check the Other Screenings section below for more dates of the ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour.
7th May, 2014 - Spain loves Rose some more - Barcelona will play host to NonStop Barcelona Animació, and Rose screens on the 16th of May.
5th May, 2014 - Rose is back in Spain - Rose screens in Animayo, which started today and goes until the 10th of May.
1st May, 2014 - Rose wins a Van Gogh - The Amsterdam Film Festival awards Rose with the Special Jury Prize, World Cinema Animation.
7th April, 2014 - Rose a finalist is SASA - Some home ground news, Rose has been nominated in South Australian Screen Awards for Best Aniamtion.
31st March, 2014 - Northwest of Rose - The most northwest festival around, the Northwest Animation Festival has selected Rose for it's 2014 edition.
27th March, 2014 - Rose in the Desert - The High Desert International Film Festival screens Rose in May in the Animation section.
15th March, 2014 - Rose in Brisbane - In the lead up to the West End Film Festival, Rose will screen in the WEFF's Culturally Diverse Showcase.
10th March, 2014 - Rose in Athens - Greece's Athens Animfest will screen Rose in the Short Competition on the 18th of March.
26th February, 2014 - Rose joins New Media - The New Media Film Festival has announced its first round of films, which includes Rose.
25th February, 2014 - Canada loves Rose - The Canada International Film Festival recently awarded Rose with a Rising Star award!
17th February, 2014 - Rose at Byron - Rose screens on home soil at the Byron Bay International Film Festival, and is nominated for Best Animation.
7th February, 2014 - First ATOM screening - Rose will play in the first screening of the ATOM National Tour, which begins in Melbourne in February.
5th February, 2014 - Rose at First Glance - LA's exciting First Glance Film Festival screens Rose in the Animation section in April.
4th February, 2014 - Rise at PIXEL - I only just found out that Rose screened as part of Siggraph CAF 2013 during PIXEL in Vienna last October.
12th January, 2014 - Rose in Spokane - Washington's Spokane International Film Festival will screen Rose in the Animation Showcase section.
10th January, 2014 - Rose in BC - The Victoria Film Festival in Canada will screen Rose in its Love & Danger section.
29th December, 2013 - Rose in DC - Rose will screen in the Washington DC Independent Film Festival in February as an animation finalist.
20th December, 2013 - Rose wins in the Barossa! - The Barossa Film Festival gave Rose the Best Animation award!
19th November, 2013 - Rose in St. Augustine - The St. Augustine Short Film Showcase in Florida, will screen Rose on the 7th of December.
14th November, 2013 - Rose in Ireland - The Oscar and BAFTA recognised Foyle Film Festival will screen Rose in the Best Animation Package 2 section.
13th November, 2013 - Rose in Portugal - The fantastic Cinanima will screen Rose out of competition in the Animated Mermaid III (page 92) section.
11th November, 2013 - Rose in Barcelona - Rose will screen in the Libélula Animation Festival next week!
30th October, 2013 - Rose in Argentina - The exciting Expotoons has selected Rose to screen in competition.
26th October, 2013 - Rose on Route 66 - The Route 66 International Film Festival will screen Rose in competition on the 2nd of November.
26th October, 2013 - The big Five Oh! - The Rose of Turaida has now made the selection into 50 festivals so far!
26th October, 2013 - Rose in the Caribbean - Rose screens on the 31st of October at the Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival.
21st October, 2013 - Rose wins online FirstGlance contest! - Rose won the FirstGlance Fall 2013 Short Online Contest, thank you to all that voted!
20th October, 2013 - Rose in Pennsylvania - Rose will screen in the Golden Orchid International Animation Festival in early November.
19th October, 2013 - Rose in Pietrasanta - DOCartoon in Italy will screen Rose this weekend!
17th October, 2013 - Rose in St. Louis - The St. Louis International Film Festival, has selected Rose to play in its Animation 2 program!
17th October, 2013 - Rose in Alaska - Rose has been selected for the Anchorage International Film Festival, the chilliest festival around!
17th October, 2013 - Rose at River's Edge - The River's Edge International Film Festival has selected Rose to play in early November.
11th October, 2013 - Rose at Blackrock - Ireland's Blackrock Animation Film Festival will screen Rose in the Best International Short Film section.
5th October, 2013 - Rose at Crystal Palace - The Crystal Palace International Film Festival has selected Rose to play in the Animation Night section.
2nd October, 2013 - Rose in Brazil - Anima-Sao - Festival Internacional de Animación de São Gonçalo in Brazil will screen Rose in its Special Session.
2nd October, 2013 - Rose at Bideodromo - The experimental film and video festival Bideodromo will screen Rose in late October.
1st October, 2013 - Rose at Savannah - The Savannah Film Festival has officially selected Rose to screen at the end of October.
28th September, 2013 - Rose at Roseville - Rose is screening in the Roseville Animation Festival right now.
25th September, 2013 - Rose at VIEWFest - VIEWFest will screen Rose as part of the Best of SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival in Italy.
23rd September, 2013 - Rose in the Barossa - Rose will screen in the Barossa Film Festival in October, of which I plan to attend personally!
18th September, 2013 - Indie Spirit loves Rose - The Indie Spirit Film Festival has included Rose in its official selection!
17th September, 2013 - Rose in Romania - Kinofest has included Rose in their non-competitive Off Animation program in late September.
17th September, 2013 - Rose in Boston - The Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival will screen Rose in early November.
13th September, 2013 - Rose a favourite with Australian teachers - The ATOM Awards have selected The Rose of Turaida as one of four finalists.
6th September, 2013 - Rose at Big Bear - The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival will screen Rose at the end of September.
1st September, 2013 - Rose at the Drive-In - Midwest Association of Professional Animators presents the MAPA Animation Celebration.
31st August, 2013 - Rose at Catalina - The beautiful island of Catalina will screen Rose during the Catalina Film Festival.
30th August, 2013 - Rose in Miami - The Miami Short Film Festival has listed Rose in their official selection.
28th August, 2013 - New blog entry - The roller-coaster that is the festival circuit (direct link: here).
26th August, 2013 - Rose in Philadelphia - Rose is in the official selection of the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival.
21st August, 2013 - Rose wins at the AEAF! - Rose composer, Nicole Brady, accepted a Silver Medal at the Australian Effects and Animation awards!
20th August, 2013 - Rose in Kansas - Rose will screen as part of the Kansas International Film Festival in October, be there!
16th August, 2013 - Rose in Taiwan - Rose has been acepted into the official selection of the Kuandu International Animation Festival.
16th August, 2013 - Rose in Mexico - CutOut Fest will screen Rose in the Narrative section in November.
16th August, 2013 - Rose wins at Kingston! - The Kingston NY Film Festival has given Rose a Best Animation award!
15th August, 2013 - Rose at CinéfestOZ - Western Australia shows some love with the CinéfestOZ Film Festival screening Rose in late August.
13th August, 2013 - Rose in Cincinnati - The Cincinnati Film Festival which screened Sneeze Me Away in 2010, will now screen Rose!
12th August, 2013 - SoDak selects Rose - South Dakota gets animated again when the SoDak Animation Festival screens Rose in October.
7th August, 2013 - Rose in Serbia - Animanima will screen Rose in competition (Competition 04) in September.
31st July, 2013 - Rose at Dragon*Con - Rose will screen as part of the exciting Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival in Atlanta.
30th July, 2013 - Rose at Dayton - FilmDayton Festival in Ohio will screen Rose during late August.
29th July, 2013 - First Glance at Rose - Rose will screen in the online contest of the FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia.
24th July, 2013 - Rose in France - The delightful Croq'Anime has will screen Rose in early September in Paris.
22nd July, 2013 - Rose at the AEAF - The Australian Effects and Animation Festival has selected Rose as a finalist.
15th July, 2013 - Rose in Kingston - Rose will screen in the Kingston NY Film Festival on the 7th of August.
11th July, 2013 - Rose in Portugal - The experimental arts festival, Encontrarte Amares will screen Rose at the end of July.
30th June, 2013 - Rose wins in Uncanny! - The Uncanny Valley Animation Festival awards Rose with "Best Animation".
29th June, 2013 - New blog entry - The end of production and the beginning of the festival circuit (direct link: here).
28th June, 2013 - Siggraph selects Rose - Amazing news: Rose will play in Siggraph's Electronic Theater! This is truly a high point for the film so far.
22nd June, 2013 - Rose in New York - Animation Block Party has selected Rose to play on July the 27th in the 'Experimental' category.
19th June, 2013 - Rose in Russia - The fantastic Linoleum will screen Rose from July to September in Moscow for a Russian premiere!
18th June, 2013 - Rose in the UK - On the 25th of June, the Uncanny Valley Animation Festival will screen Rose.
13th June, 2013 - Rose in Japan - The Toyama International Film Festival will screen Rose this Saturday the 15th of June for a Japanese premiere.
10th June, 2013 - Rose wins at Snake Alley! - The The Snake Alley Festival of Film awarded Rose with "Best Animation".
3rd June, 2013 - Rose in Tennessee - The Blue Plum Animation Festival will screen Rose this weekend (7th to 8th of June)!
18th May, 2013 - Harrisburg selects Rose - The Artsfest Film Festival in Pennsylvania, will screen Rose in one weeks time on Saturday the 25th!
15th May, 2013 - Rose in LA - Rose gained an Honourable Mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards!
1st May, 2013 - Australian Premiere - Rose can be seen first in Australia at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.
26th April, 2013 - Rose in an Alley of Snakes - The Snake Alley Festival of Film in the USA has just announced Rose as part of their official selection!
3rd April, 2013 - International Premiere - The first festival to accept Rose is the Cortoons Festival in Rome, Italy in April!
6th February, 2013 - Official stills - Check out the gallery now!
2nd February, 2013 - Trailer is released - Have a look at the embedded movie below, or you can go directly to the Vimeo page.
2nd January, 2013 - Official poster now available - Have a look at the beautiful one sheet in the Gallery.
1st January, 2013 - Presskit now available - Download it from The Film page now!
27th December, 2012 - First public screening - Rose will be screened at the Australian Latvian 54th Community Arts Festival on the 29th of December!
22nd October, 2012 - Recording the music - The Rose of Turaida now has the music it needs.
15th August, 2012 - Just the sound portion to go! - I can now happily say that all of the visuals for the film are done...whew!
29th June, 2012 - Website updates - Various updates all over the site, make sure to have a look all around to find out more about this film.
3rd May, 2012 - New blog entry - Beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel...
7th March, 2012 - New work in progress image - Check out the gallery now!
21st February, 2012 - New blog entry - I built a light box.
14th February, 2012 - New blog entry - Writing about the last type of motivation.
25th January, 2012 - New blog entry - Continuing on about another type of motivation.
18th January, 2012 - New blog entry - I talk about motivation here.
1st November, 2011 - New work in progress image - It's in the gallery now.
30th October, 2011 - New blog entry - Have a look here.
20th July, 2011 - Website is launched! - Have a look around and come back often for more updates.

· Watch the Trailer
The trailer for The Rose of Turaida is finally released! If you wish to go directly to the Vimeo page, please click here. Don't forget to hit the "Like" button, or feel free to leave a comment in Vimeo, I'd love to hear what you have to say.
· Introduction
The Rose of Turaida is Ryan Grobins' second short animated film. With a moving narrative, striking visuals and amazing music, this film, which is based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia, is about beautiful young woman makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honour.
· Awards
Kingston NY Film Festival - Best Animation
Uncanny Valley Animation Festival - Best Animation
The Snake Alley Festival of Film - Best Animation
Barossa Film Festival - Best Animation
FirstGlance Fall 2013 Short Online Contest - Winner
Savannah International Animation Festival - Best Experimental Animation
Amsterdam Film Festival - Special Jury Prize, World Cinema Animation
Canada International Film Festival - Rising Star Award
Campfire Film Festival - Best History, Geography, Economics & Business
Australian Effects and Animation Festival - Silver Medal
Los Angeles Movie Awards - Honourable Mention
Santa Monica Independent Film Festival - Honourable Mention
· Selections
Festival Internacional de Animación - 17th to 19th September, 2014 - Uruguay
International Festival of Animation Films `Animaevka´ - 17th to 22nd September, 2014 - Belarus
Xiamen International Animation Festival - 15th to 19th August, 2014 - China
Cartoon Club - 17th to 20th July, 2014 - Italy
New Media Film Festival - 10th to 11th June, 2014 - USA
British Animation Film Festival - 8th June, 2014 - USA
High Desert International Film Festival - 22nd to 25th May, 2014 - USA
South Australian Screen Awards - 16th to 25th May, 2014 - Australia
Campfire Film Festival - 13th to 23rd May, 2014 - Australia
Northwest Animation Festival - 12th to 18th May, 2014 - USA
NonStop Barcelona Animació - 12th to 18th May, 2014 - Spain
Animayo - 5th to 10th May, 2014 - Spain
Amsterdam Film Festival - 30th April, 2014 - Netherlands
First Glance Film Festival Los Angeles - 4th to 6th April, 2014 - USA
Athens Animfest - 13th to 19th March, 2014 - Greece
Byron Bay International Film Festival - 28th February to 9th March, 2014 - Australia
Washington DC Independent Film Festival - 19th to 23rd February, 2014 - USA
Victoria Film Festival - 7th to 16th February, 2014 - Canada
Spokane International Film Festival - 23rd January to 1st February, 2014 - USA
Anchorage International Film Festival - 6th to 15th December, 2013 - USA
ATOM Awards - 28th November, 2013 - Australia
Foyle Film Festival - 20th to 24th November, 2013 - Ireland
St. Louis International Film Festival - 14th to 24th November, 2013 - USA
CutOut Fest - 14th to 16th November, 2013 - Mexico
Libélula Animation Festival - 13th to 15th November, 2013 - Spain
Expotoons - 13th to 15th November, 2013 - Argentina
Cinanima - 11th to 17th November, 2013 - Portugal
Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival - 9th November, 2013 - USA
Miami Short Film Festival - 8th to 15th November, 2013 - USA
River's Edge International Film Festival - 7th to 10th November, 2013 - USA
Route 66 International Film Festival - 1st to 2nd November, 2013 - USA
Golden Orchid International Animation Festival - 1st to 3rd November, 2013 - USA
Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival - 28th October to 2nd November, 2013 - Trinidad and Tobago
Savannah Film Festival - 26th October to 2nd November, 2013 - USA
Crystal Palace International Film Festival - 25th October to 8th November, 2013 - UK
Barossa Film Festival - 25th to 26th October, 2013 - Australia
Bideodromo Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival - 24th October to 8th November, 2013 - Spain
Kuandu International Animation Festival - 20th to 26th October, 2013 - Taiwan
DOCartoon - 18th to 20th October, 2013 - Italy
SoDak Animation Festival - 17th to 19th October, 2013 - USA
Anima-Sao - Festival Internacional de Animación de São Gonçalo - 17th to 18th October, 2013 - Brazil
Blackrock Animation Film Festival - 11th to 12th October, 2013 - Ireland
Kansas International Film Festival - 4th to 10th October, 2013 - USA
Indie Spirit Film Festival - 3rd to 6th October, 2013 - USA
Kinofest - 27th to 29th September, 2013 - Romania
Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival - 27th to 29th September, 2013 - USA
Roseville Animation Festival - 27th to 28th September, 2013 - USA
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival - 20th to 22nd September, 2013 - USA
Santa Monica Independent Film Festival - 19th to 21st September, 2013 - USA
Catalina Film Festival - 18th to 22nd September, 2013 - USA
MAPA Animation Celebration - 7th September, 2013 - USA
Cincinnati Film Festival - 6th to 14th September, 2013 - USA
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - 6th to 8th September, 2013 - USA
Animanima - 5th to 8th September, 2013 - Serbia
Croq'Anime - 5th to 8th September, 2013 - France
Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival - 30th August to 2nd September, 2013 - USA
FilmDayton Festival - 23rd to 25th August, 2013 - USA
CinéfestOZ Film Festival - 21st to 25th August, 2013 - Australia
Australian Effects and Animation Festival - 21st August, 2013 - Australia
Kingston NY Film Festival - 2nd to 11th August, 2013 - USA
Encontrarte Amares - 25th to 28th July, 2013 - Portugal
Animation Block Party - 25th to 28th July, 2013 - USA
ACM SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theater - 21st to 25th July, 2013 - USA
Linoleum Animation Festival - 9th July to 8th September, 2013 - Russia
Revelation Perth International Film Festival - 4th to 14th of July, 2013 - Australia
Uncanny Valley Animation Festival - 25th June, 2013 - UK
California International Animation Festival - 15th to 30th June, 2013 - USA
Toyama International Film Festival - 15th June, 2013 - Japan
Blue Plum Animation Festival - 7th to 9th June, 2013 - USA
Snake Alley Festival of Film - 6th to 8th June, 2013 - USA
Artsfest Film Festival - 24th to 27th May, 2013 - USA
Los Angeles Movie Awards - 15th May, 2013 - USA
Cortoons Festival - 17th to 21st April, 2013 - Italy
AniMazing Spotlight Animation Shorts Festival - 15th April, 2013 - USA
· Other Screenings
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Federation Square, Melbourne - 2nd October, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 27th September, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 13th September, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 23rd August, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Federation Square, Melbourne - 13th August, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 9th August, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Lilydale Memorial Hall, Lilydale - 19th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Federation Square, Melbourne - 10th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Hazelhurst Theatrette, Gymea - 10th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 9th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Hazelhurst Theatrette, Gymea - 8th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 7th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Dandenong Big Screen, Melbourne - 6th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Dandenong Big Screen, Melbourne - 5th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Dandenong Big Screen, Melbourne - 4th July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 3rd July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Dandenong Big Screen, Melbourne - 2nd July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: The Concourse Urban Screen, Sydney - 1st July, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Dandenong Big Screen, Melbourne - 30th June, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne - 18th June, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: AFTRS, Sydney - 22nd May, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Federation Square, Melbourne - 21st May, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Federation Square, Melbourne - 11th May, 2014 - Australia
West End Film Festival: Culturally Diverse Showcase - 20th March, 2014 - Australia
2014 IPAF ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour: Federation Square, Melbourne - 28th February, 2014 - Australia
St. Augustine Short Film Showcase - 7th December, 2013 - USA
ACM SIGGRAPH, Paris: Computer Animation Festival 2013 - 7th December, 2013 - France
ACM SIGGRAPH, Toronto: Computer Animation Festival 2013 - 28th November, 2013 - Canada
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali: Festival de Animación por Computador Siggraph 2013 - 1st November, 2013 - Colombia
PIXEL 8: SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival - 27th October, 2013 - Austria
ACM SIGGRAPH, Cascade: Computer Animation Festival 2013 - 23th October, 2013 - USA
Siggraph 2013 in Richardson - 12th October, 2013 - USA
VIEWFest: Best of SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival - 11th to 13th October, 2013 - USA
Bournemouth VFX and Animation Festival: Best of Siggraph 2013 - 26th September, 2013 - UK
ACM SIGGRAPH, Washington DC: Computer Animation Festival 2013 - 26th September, 2013 - USA
ACM SIGGRAPH, Vancouver: Computer Animation Festival 2013 - 19th September, 2013 - Canada
ACM SIGGRAPH, Fort Lauderdale: Computer Animation Festival 2013 - 4th September, 2013 - USA
ACM SIGGRAPH, Sydney: Computer Animation Festival 2013 - 14th August, 2013 - Australia
Australian Latvian 54th Community Arts Festival (limited, work in progress screening) - 29th December, 2012 - Australia
· The Art of Sneeze Me Away - Purchase Your Copy Today!
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