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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Dumpster Divers
    Dumpster Divers

    Original title in Estonian: "Linnakorilased"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kamilla Selina Lepik

    Kamilla Selina Lepik's short documentary film is telling about a young woman's odd lifestyle diving in supermarkets' dumpsters for food.

  • Fire Lily
    Fire Lily

    Original title: Tuliliilia

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

    Life finds a way.

  • Roots: 40 Years Later
    Roots: 40 Years Later

    Original title: Juured: 40 aastat hiljem

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Moonika Siimets

    A story about a love for things and the difficulty of letting go of them.

  • Take It or Leave It
    Take It or Leave It

    Original title: Võta või jäta

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it!

  • Your own eye is a king
    Your own eye is a king

    Original title: Oma silm on kuningas

    2018 | Documentary, Observation, Making of | Director:

    Documentary about how to stay alive in conflict zone.

  • Beer Revolution
    Beer Revolution

    Original title: Õllerevolutsioon

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    Documentary follows the rising phenomenon of craft beer scene in Estonia throughout 2015 along with its main protagonists – brewers, sellers and variously minded consumers.

  • Empty Space
    Empty Space

    Original title: Tühi ruum

    2016 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    Documentary-based animation about a dream that eventually comes true in a film.

  • 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?

  • Grandpa
    Grandpa

    Original title (in Latvian): "Vectēvs"

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Ilze Lagzdina

    Student Ilze Lagzdina’s short documentary is about her grandfather who inspite of being 83 years old is still anxiously waiting for the ice fishing season to arrive.

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