Anete Melece (1983) is an illustrator, animation artist and director whose works stand out with witty details, charming characters and sincere stories. Currently based in Switzerland, she has published her illustrations in magazines such as Kuš!, Strapzin, Internationale etc. Her animation films have received awards at multiple international film festivals, including the Swiss Film Award for the Best Animation Film in 2014 for the film Kiosk (2013). Her recent film Analysis Paralysis (2016) has qualified for the Academy Awards’ Best Animated Short Film.
2019, The International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art fro Kiosks [The Kiosk]
2018, The White Ravens for Sveiks, Vali! [Hello, Whale!], 2017, by Lauris Gundars
2011, The special prize of Jury of the International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art for Mākoņu grāmata [Book of clouds], 2010, by Juris Kronbergs
2009, The diploma at the Tallinn Illustration Triennial