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  • Meduuside tants
    Meduuside tants

    2009 | Amateur film | Director:

  • Etude of a Prayer
    Etude of a Prayer

    2009 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Siiri Timmerman, Jaan Kolberg

    This 30-min film gives an overview of Bridgettine Order, the founder of the Order – Saint Bridget and the restorer of the Order – Mother Elisabeth.

  • The Yellow Duckman
    The Yellow Duckman

    2009 | Students film, Short | Director: Kristo Viiding

  • Student Musical
    Student Musical

    2009 | Musical film, Dance, Students film, Short | Director: Richard Meitern, Martin Liira

    Elen, girl from Tallinn, moves from father's home in Tallinn to dorm in Tartu to study economy in the university. From day one she will start to learn real student life from her girlfriend Liis and roommate Kati: how to party, study for the exams, shop in second-hand stores and handle one's love-life.

  • How to be a Grown-up 2
    How to be a Grown-up 2

    2009 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Aina Järvine

    5-year-old Danny cannot understand why grown-ups only talk-talk-talk and never play together.

  • Freedom Starts from Within
    Freedom Starts from Within

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kai-Mai Olbri

    This film's central theme is freedom - human and above all artist's freedom: artistic, spiritual and physical, observed retroactively by the author herself. This sincere and confessional biography examines the author's complicated and versatile artistic nature. Marriage to a loved one brings on a clear understanding of responsibility. You become positive, that happy co-existence is what allows a human being to feel free. It is because of that freedom, that you can take on new challenges and understand, that be it painting, writing, acting, or filming - your art is one whole.

  • Step On Board
    Step On Board

    2009 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Antti Häkli

    “Step On Board” is a portrait film about Sari Crnobreg, who manages the multi-cultural group of 100 ship cleaners.

  • Suur Tõll õnneliku tähe all
    Suur Tõll õnneliku tähe all

    2009 | Amateur film | Director:

  • Selection
    Selection

    2009 | Students film, Short | Director: Elina Lihaceva

  • Small Town Men
    Small Town Men

    2009 | Feature film, Short | Director: Liina Paakspuu

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