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World Champion (2009)

Original title: Maailmameister

Documentary Duration 29:00

World Champion

Herbert Sepp from Karksi-Nuia is 83 years old, but for him this is just a number. He does headstand, runs, practices fitness exercises and is Estonian best pole vault athlete in his age group. He has been awarded with the silver medal in European track and field championships in the veterans' group; however, Herbert is dreaming about the title of World Champion. He is convinced that if he exercises and trains enough, he will be invincible.

Director: Moonika Siimets

Keywords: accordion play | commitment to a purpose | optimistic attitude towards aging | self-accomplishment | practising | interpersonal relationships | loss | physical exercise | home forest | apartment | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Osakond
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Finnish, English
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 29:00


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Producer Aivo Spitsonok | Mari Kallas
Director Moonika Siimets
Screenwriter Aivo Spitsonok | Moonika Siimets
Cinematographer Ants Martin Vahur
Sound Designer Jüri Sooäär
Editor Andreas Lenk

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 03.04.2010, XII Estonian Film Days, Estonia
  • at other places: 24.10.2010, The New World Community House, Estonia
  • on television: 24.10.2010, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2010, Surprise of the Year: Moonika Siimets
  • Award, Listapad - Minsk International Film Festival (Byelorussia), 2010, Young Directors Documentary Films Competition - Best Short Film
  • Award, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2010, Baltic competition - Best Baltic Documentary

Partners and Sponsors

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