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  • Cerberus
    Cerberus

    2020 | Feature film, Short | Director: Kaspar Ainelo

    When truth goes missing, lies start to grow, leaving no room for miracles to be born. An ode to the post-truth world. A short film directed by Kaspar Ainelo about a lost dog, a crime and victims.

  • How To Be Naked
    How To Be Naked

    Original title in Estonian: Kuidas olla alasti

    2020 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Laura Liventaal

    A short creative documentary that explores the process of getting mentally and physically naked.

  • The Last Ones
    The Last Ones

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

    A car crash in slow motion, a love letter to a disappearing world.

  • In Bed With A Writer
    In Bed With A Writer

    Original title: Kirjanikuga voodis

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • The Body
    The Body

    Original title in Estonian: Keha

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kristin Västra

  • Fire Lily
    Fire Lily

    Original title: Tuliliilia

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Maria Avdjuško

    Life finds a way.

  • Mees, kes üllatas kõiki
    Mees, kes üllatas kõiki

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Natalya Merkulova, Aleksei Tšupov

  • Burlesquers
    Burlesquers

    Original title: Burleskitarid

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kristjan Ojang

    A portrait about Estonian burlesque performers, how they organise events in Estonia and prepare for performances.

  • Fast Eddy's Old News
    Fast Eddy's Old News

    Original title: Fast Eddy vanad uudised

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    In “Fast Eddy” Director Marko Raat tells the story of Ed Vaar (1929 Estonia, Kuressaare-2015 Canada, Toronto) a freelance cinematographer, who earned his nickname ‘Fast Eddy’ by reaching the scene of events before police and CBC crime reporters. Majority of his filmed footage has aired on TV through CBC. The rest of the footage, over hundreds of thousands of film stock, that he didn’t manage to sell to news broadcasters, are piled up in Eddy’s downtown Toronto penthouse rooms and basement. Do old news have value to be sold?

  • Child of Nature
    Child of Nature

    Original title: Looduslaps

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Anu Aun

    In two years she changed from a Playboy cover model into a child of nature.

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