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The Lightship Kulis (2001)

Original title: Tulelaeva kulid

Animation Duration 09:50

Anything can happen at sea. You are eating your daily sandwich on the deck of the ship when suddenly some shark with its dorsal fin swollen from greed, or gigantic sly seagull, or a spicy storm that has just capsized a spice ship, attacks you. That is just the way it is at sea, and those storm are the absolute worst. But nevertheless, as opposed to other ships, one ship must always be at sea, even if it is raining stone herrings from the sky!

Director: Mait Laas

Keywords: helpfulness | ihtüoloogia | fish | fishing | kummalised tegelased | shipping | deck | maritime history | sea | professor | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 09:50


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Mait Laas
Screenwriter Paavo Matsin | Mait Laas
Cinematographer Indrek Volens | Peeter Ülevain | Urmas Jõemees
Production Desinger Mait Laas | Ene Mellov
Animator Kertu Peet | Triin Sarapik | Piret Saarepuu | Ivo Eggi | Märt Kivi | Andres Tenusaar
Composer Avo Ulvik
Sound Designer Avo Ulvik
Editor Indrek Volens


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.04.2001, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 2001, KROK - International Animated Film Festival, Ukraine
  • released on DVD: 12.2006, Having Soul: Stop-Motion Films for Pre-School Chil, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, GREEN VISION - International Environmental Film Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), 2002, Special Diploma for Artistic Merits
  • Participation, KROK - International Animated Film Festival (Ukraine), 2001
  • Participation, CINANIMA - International Animated Film Festival (Espinho, Portugal), 2001

Partners and Sponsors

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