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  • Stefan
    Stefan

    2017 | Students film, Short | Director: Ann Einberg

    The world comes to an end on the 21st of December 2012. There is a time loop and Stefan is the only one who is able to see that.

  • The Kazõm Report
    The Kazõm Report

    2015 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Laura Kõiv

    Documentary about Khanty children and bout their games and worldview.

  • How I Saved Africa
    How I Saved Africa

    Original title: Kuidas ma Aafrikat päästsin

    2014 | Documentary | Director: Kullar Viimne

    A witty and insightful portrait film by Kullar Viimne speaks not only of the clash of civilizations and the everlasting conflict of idealism and inevitability but also sympathizes with the hardships of one small Estonian girl in a big world.

  • 95
    95

    2013 | Students film, Exercises (Fiction) | Director: Hardi Keerutaja

  • Better Tomorrow
    Better Tomorrow

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Liis Nimik

    Liis Nimik's film tells a story of several Estonian workers who have left to Finland for a better future.

  • Children of Tunkashila
    Children of Tunkashila

    Original title in Estonian: "Tunkashila lapsed"

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kairi Kivirähk

  • Drought
    Drought

    Original title (in Estonian): "Põud"

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Ivar Murd

  • Home
    Home

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Gabriel Motta-Ferreira

    Gabriel Motta Ferreira's ''HOME'' is a bachelor thesis short film about life as an alien in another country. The film follow three different perspectives from three foreigners living in Tallinn, Estonia.

  • House of Cards
    House of Cards

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz

    Carlos Lesmes’s Master thesis is a film about the idea of the grass being greener on the other side. About the modern day feeling that even if life is ok, we might be missing something. The idea that – always – somewhere out there everything its better.

  • Natural Sacred Sites in Estonia
    Natural Sacred Sites in Estonia

    Original title: Looduslikud pühapaigad Eestis

    2013 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

    Besides his documentary "Charm of Sacred Groves", director Rein Maran also completed another film where representatives of different fields of life contemplate on the sacred sites in Estonian nature.

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