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  • Black Ceiling
    Black Ceiling

    Original title: Must lagi

    2007 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Kaspar Jancis, Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits, Ülo Pikkov, Priit Tender, Priit Pärg, Olga Marchenko, Mati Kütt

    Estonia’s first animated selection of poetry. Seven short films full of feeling illustrating works by Estonian poets.

  • I Feel a Lifelong Bullet in the Back of My Head
    I Feel a Lifelong Bullet in the Back of My Head

    Original title: Ma kuklas tunnen eluaegset kuuli

    2007 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Priit Pärn, Olga Marchenko

    A bullet in the back of the head loses its freshness with time.

  • Lights in The Night
    Lights in The Night

    Original title: Tuled öös

    2007 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Heiki Ernits

    A poem with a melancholy undertone about solitude and longing.

  • Substantia Stellaris
    Substantia Stellaris

    Original title: Substantia stellaris

    2007 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Mati Kütt

    Ilmar Laaban’s poetry written in the Cosmos scatters like filings, builds up in our senses and spreads out in our bodies as stellar substance.

  • The Very Last Cigarette
    The Very Last Cigarette

    Original title: Viimane sigaret

    2007 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Kaspar Jancis

    There is a Man in a squalid basement flat and a Woman in a fancy resort hotel in the Alps. They share a shattered relationship.

  • Brave New World
    Brave New World

    Original title: Hea uus ilm

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey, Problem oriented | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    It's a film about consumerism, about people, who have lost themselves in a world of things.

  • Jaan Klysheiko
    Jaan Klysheiko

    Original title: Jaan Klõšeiko

    2005 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Eve Ester, Igor Ruus

    Portrait documentary about Jaan Klysheiko, a legendary photo artist, book and magazine designer.

  • The Curse of Werewolf
    The Curse of Werewolf

    Original title: Libahundi needus

    2005 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rainer Sarnet

    The first full-length feature film directed by Rainer Sarnet for the 100th anniversary of Estonian professional theatre. The film tells the story about staging the play "Werewolf" written by August Kitzberg in Tartu Vanemuise Theatre throughout the 20th century, while bringing together the present and the past and offering the characters to experience eternity.

  • On the Edge of the New World
    On the Edge of the New World

    Original title: Vahtsõ ilma veere pääl

    2004 | Documentary | Director: Peeter Brambat

  • Springtime Wonderband
    Springtime Wonderband

    Original title: Sensatsiooniline Tartu Kevadbänd

    2004 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Madli Lääne

    A band from Tartu, led by PhD students in biology, gives a concert in the biggest shopping mall in the capital to promote environmental-friendly way of living. The "eco-punks" as they call themselves in Estonian, propose that creative self-expression could well be a substitute for meaningless consumerism.

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Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015

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