My love affair with marriage, dir. Signe Baumane

For adults
Full-lenght films

From an early age, songs and fairytales convinced Zelma that Love would solve all her problems as long as she abided by societal expectations of how a girl should act. But as she grew older something didn’t seem right with the concept of love: the more she tried to conform, the more her body resisted. A story about the acceptance of the inner female rebellion.


- Best Feature, Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2022;
- Jury Distinction, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France, 2022;
- Special Distinction, Bucheon International Animation Film Festival, South Korea, 2022;
- Jury Special Mention, Riga International Film Festival, Latvia, 2022;
- Best Full Length Animation, Tryon International Film Festival, USA, 2022;
- Best Feature, Viborg Animation Festival, Denmark, 2022;
- Grand Prize, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Hokkaido, Japan, 2022;


- Anima - International Animation Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 2023;
- Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey, 2022;
- International Film Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2022;
- Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany, 2021;
- Raindance Film Festival, London, Great Britain, 2022;
- European Film Festival in Sevilla, 2022, Spain;
- Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, France, 2022;
- Black Nights Film Festival in Tallin, Estonia, 2022;
- Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA, 2022;
- International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 2022;
- International Animated Film Festival Animator, Poznan, Poland, 2022;
- Spark Animation, Vancouver, Canada, 2022;
- New York Baltic Film Festival, USA, 2022;
- Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey, 2022;
- International Animation and Comics Festival, Tel Aviv, 2022, Israel;
- International Film Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2022;
- Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, USA, 2022;
- International Film Festival in Calgary, Canada, 2022;
- Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland, 2022;
- Athens International Film Festival, Greece, 2022;
- Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland, 2022;
- Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, USA, 2022;
- International Film Festival in Santa Fe, USA, 2022;
- International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, 2022;
- Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2022;
- International Film Festival in Leiden, the Netherlands, 2022;
- Film Festival in Cottbus, Germany,2022;
- Manchester Animation Festival, Great Britain, 2022;
- Animage, International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil, 2022;
- Fancine, FANCINE. Fantastic Film Festival of Málaga, Spain, 2022;
- International Film Festival of India, Goa, India, 2022;
- Woodstock Film Festival, USA, 2022;
- Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 2021;

Signe Baumane

Signe Baumane is a Latvian-born, Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. She has made 17 award-winning animated shorts but is best known for her first animated feature Rocks in my Pockets. The film covers a 100-year history of depressionand suicide of women in her family, including herself. It premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014, went on to over 130 international festivals and opened theatrically in the U.S. through Zeitgeist Films. Signe’s new animated feature My Love Affair With Marriage fuses animation with music, theater, science, photography, three-dimensional sets and traditional hand-drawn animation to tell the story of a spirited young woman’s quest for perfect Love and lasting Marriage. Signe is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow in Film for New York Foundation for the Arts. She has a degree in Philosophy from Moscow State University.


2022 - My Love Affair with Marriage, feature

2016 - The ABC of Travel, short

2014 - Rocks in My Pockets, feature

2014 - Tarzan, short

2009 - Birth, short

2008 - The Very First Desire Now and Forever, short

2007 - Teat Beat of Sex: Episodes 8–11, short

2007 - Veterinarian, short

2007 - Teat Beat of Sex :Episodes 1–3, short

2005 - Five Infomercials for Dentists, short

2005 - Dentist, short

2002 - Woman, short

2002-  Five Fucking Fables, short

2001 - Natasha, short

1999 - The Threatened One, short

1998 - Love Story

1995 - The Gold of the Tigers, short

1993 - Tiny Shoes, short

1991 - The Witch and the Cow, short