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Smalltown Miss (2022)

Original title in Estonian: Kolhoosi miss

Students film | Drama Duration 18:20

Miina has grown up in a safe home environment. That can’t be said about her best friend, Liidia. Besides having a beautiful friendship and doing normal teenage things in the Soviet smalltown, there is some darkness to be faced. Everything begins to change when Liidia becomes influenced with a new arrival to town, a woman portraying what she aspires to be. A new, better and more confident version of herself, so that she could find a way out of her unsafe environment.

Director: Alexandra Pärn

Keywords: becoming independent | hairdresser | domestic violence | Soviet time | girls | dreams | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) TLÜ Balti filmi, meedia ja kunstide instituudi (BFM) filmikunsti õppekava
Film Category Students film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 18:20


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Producer Margareth Villers
Director Alexandra Pärn
Screenwriter Elisabeth Madisson
Cinematographer Lee Kelomees
Art Director Kaisa Tamme
Costume Designer Anett Aedla | Anna-Maria Beketova
Composer Kaspar Tambur
Sound Designer Kreete Kokovkin
Editor Krõõt Kaldre

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Best of BFM - BOB (Tallinn, Estonia), 2023, Best Sound Design - Kreete Kokovkin
  • Prize, Insko Film Summer Festival (Insko, Poland), 2023 , Best Young Filmmaker main prize “Around the Baltic Sea" category
  • Participation, International Short Film Festival (Macau, China), 2023

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm