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  • Art of Righteous
    Art of Righteous

    Original title: Õiglased

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    A movie about “extras” or actors in minor background roles in movies/series/ads. The protagonists are all locally recognised hobby actors, who have accumulated loads experience from shoots - now it’s time to make their own movie.

  • Attorney Monika Mägi
    Attorney Monika Mägi

    Original title: Monika

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ken Saan, Steven-Hristo Evestus

    Retired top lawyer Monika Mägi and Steven-Hristo Evestus, who is at the peak of his prosecuting career will argue.

  • Silk Gloves
    Silk Gloves

    Original title in Finnish: "Silkkihansikkaat"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Veera Tapper

    Veera Tapper's thesis short film combining elements from different fields of art such as ballet, modern dance and theater. 12-years old Aino finds a way to be seen in the competitive world of ballet through stolen silk gloves.

  • Hunter
    Hunter

    Original title: Kütt

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

  • Anthill
    Anthill

    Original title: Sipelgapesa

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Loginov

    Vladimir Loginov´s “Anthill” is a portrait of a giant garage located in the largest Soviet blockhouse area of Tallinn. Here 700 garage box owners form an extraordinary men’s club and vary from those who just keep their cars to those who adapt their boxes for living. The complex is a unique biosphere with the existence of private saunas, a restaurant, an animal clinic and other artifacts of life stuck in time 20 years back.

  • Lowlifer
    Lowlifer

    2015 | Students film, TV Show | Director: Rauno Viltrop

  • Searching for the Light
    Searching for the Light

    Original title: Otsides valgust

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Heini Drui

    Portrait documentary directed by Heini Drui about Raivo Hein, a successful internet businessman, astrophotographer, adventurer and traveler.

  • Man with the Top Hat
    Man with the Top Hat

    Original title: Mees torukübaraga

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Riho Västrik

    Portrait documentary by Riho Västrik about Valeri Kirss, organizer of Estonian beauty contests, at the height of his glory days.

  • Driving Force
    Driving Force

    2011 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Anna Kanska

  • 91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009
    91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009

    Original title: 91 kilomeetrit. Eestimaa Kroonika 2009

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Paakspuu

    “91 KM” tells the stories of four different people sharing one thing – they all live 91 km away from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. In a peaceful manner, “91 KM” pays homage to the simple working man and shows our homeland through fear and mercy, worries and joy.

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