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  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • Muusikakosmose päikesepoiss Risto Joost
    Muusikakosmose päikesepoiss Risto Joost

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Jaanus Nõgisto

  • Family Lies
    Family Lies

    Original title: Perekonnavaled

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik, Manfred Vainokivi

    “Family Lies” by Valentin Kuik and Manfred Vainokivi is a relationship drama about elephants in the bedroom and skeletons in the closet, about small and big deceptions, half-truths and set-ups that can be found in every family’s secret chronicles.

  • Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything
    Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything

    Original title: Arvo Pärt - isegi kui ma kõik kaotan

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    “Even if I lose everything…,“ Arvo Pärt has written in his workbook. He calls the diary his workbooks. In the course of decades, along with work at musical texts, he has filled those workbooks with his contemplations, with his moments of grief and joy, with his finds, discoveries, worries and experience – with everything that might be called the inner life of an artist.

  • Roman Toi intervjuu Tallinnas 21.07.2011
    Roman Toi intervjuu Tallinnas 21.07.2011

    2015 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

  • EINASTO 11577
    EINASTO 11577

    Original title: EINASTO 11577

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Helle Karis

    The film project "EINASTO 11577" is dedicated to one of the famous "stars" in Estonia, the academician Jaan Einasto.

  • Frequently Asked Questions_1
    Frequently Asked Questions_1

    Original title (in Estonian): "Korduma kippuvad küsimused_1"

    2014 | Students film, Advertising/Promotion | Director: Enrico Barone

    The clip advertises a new Opera libretto, developed at the Estonian Music and Theater Academy, about youngster stuck between freedom and responsibilities.

  • Working Title: Wunderkind
    Working Title: Wunderkind

    Original title: Tööpealkiri: Imelaps

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • Roman Toi intervjuu Tallinnas 21.07.2011
    Roman Toi intervjuu Tallinnas 21.07.2011

    2011 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

  • A Singing City - Tallinn
    A Singing City - Tallinn

    Original title: Laulev linn

    2010 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Mikk Rand

    Music documentary about the The Mixed Choir of the European Capital of Culture and its energetic conductor Veronika Portsmuth. The documentary follows their participation in the 6th World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China.

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