Cinéaste Janis Abele with his graduation film "Six feet above"(2015) won Grand Prix at 33rd International short film festival Tous Courts in France. It was the foundation for his debut feature film "7 Billion Years before the End of the World" which was released in 2018. Just one year later he finished his second feature film "Jelgava '94". It had a good box-office run in Latvia and received 4 national film awards including Best Directing for Janis Abele at the age of 29."Jelgava '94" also became the first Latvian feature fiction film to be available on Netflix. In 2022 director released his essay short documentary which travelled 15 festivals until now and received national film prize as best short documentary. Currently he is in post-production with his first feature length documentary.