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Centennial Film Awards

The Centennial FIlm Awards were for the first time appointed in recognition of the 100-year anniversary of Estonian film. The members of selection jury were Jaak Lõhmus (chairmen), Marianna Kaat,  Merle Palmiste, Peep Pedmanson, Ülo Pikkov, Peep Puks, Edith Sepp, Timo Steiner, Artur Talvik, Manfred Vainokivi and Hardi Volmer. The jury selected five nominees in eight categories and announced the winners during the festive event on April 30, 2012 in Tartu. 

The readers of the daily "Postimees" selected the best film of the century (Centennial People Choice Film Award) what went to the fiction film "The Spring" ("Kevade") directed by Arvo Kruusement in 1969. The nominees an winners in the other categories were:

Best actress - Eve Kivi, Ada Lundver, Elle Kull, Lia Laats, Maria Klenskaja

Best actor - Jüri Järvet, Tõnu Kark, Lembit Ulfsak, Arvo Kukumägi, Tambet Tuisk

Best movie couple - Arno and Teele («The Spring»), Agnes and Gabriel («The Last Relic»), Sulev Nõmmik and Ervin Abel (in different movies), Mõhk and Tölpa («Bumpy"), Viktor ja Julia («Triangle»)

Best joke-line -  «Ütle talle, et me oleme Tallinnast. Ütle talle, et me maksame.» («Here we are!"), «Meie reliikvia on vabadus!» («The Last Relic»), «Mis kinni ei jää, saab kinni löödud!» ("The Spring"), «Ma olen teid kusagil näinud, kindlasti olen. Aga kus?» ("Madness"), «Üks on laisk ja teine on loll, ja mina pean üksipäini rabama!» («Bumpy")

Best song -  the songs from «The Last Relic" (Uno ja Tõnu Naissoo / Paul-Eerik Rummo), songs from "Bumpy" (Olav Ehala / Juhan Viiding), "Small House nerar the Sea» (Ülo Vinter / Enn Vetemaa, filmist "Here we are!"), «Travelerʹs Evening-song» (Anne Maasik / Ernst Enno, from "Nipernaadi"), «Flaming Love» (Ivar Põllu / Genialists, from «Vanad ja kobedad saavad jalad alla»)

Centennial film image - Darkness, Ambiguous eyes, Seal-grey sea, Bare tree, A lamp shaking in the wind

Centennial reality-shot Views of Setumaa 1912 («The Journey through Setumaa», D: Johannes Pääsuke), three roaming dogs nearby the dismantled Leninʹs monument in Narva («Chistmas without Lenin», D: Andres Sööt, 1990), Vipers wedding-dance («Usual viper», D: Rein Maran, 1978), Estonian-era man looking at passing Soviet troups («Cogito, ergo sum», D: Hannes and Renita Lintrop, 1989), moving  light on a grindstone as a metaphore of the passing time ("Time", D: Mark Soosaar, 1983)

Best animation personality - camaeraman Kõps (from Heino Parsʹs Kõpsu-films tetralogy) , Lotte (from Heiki Ernitsʹs and Janno Põldmaʹs animations), Suur Tõll ( Rein Raamatʹs animation), Klaabu (from Avo Paistikʹs animations), Kutsu-Juku (from first Estonian animation, 1931)

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