Signe Birkova is a filmmaker from Riga, who first studied Philosophy and Journalism. Since then, she has directed short fiction films, experimental films, documentaries, TV programmes as well as analogue film performances. She makes experimental films using 16mm and Super 8 film material, and different animation techniques. Her short fiction film, Upon Return I'll Be a Flaming Rose, for which she also wrote the script, received a special FIPRESCI award in Latvia in 2014. Signe is a member of the Baltic Analog Lab artist collective and received her Master's degree from the National Film School of the Latvian Academy of Culture.