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  • Vinyl Whisperer
    Vinyl Whisperer

    Original title: Muusika, mida ma veel ei tea

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aleksandr Heifets

    Music, that Shazam doesn’t know and Spotify can’t find.

  • 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.

  • Instructions On How To Build A Spaceship
    Instructions On How To Build A Spaceship

    Original title: Õpetusi kosmoselaeva ehituseks

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Madis Ligema

    A film about a bunch of brainiacs, who, having seen too many sci-fi movies, start building the first Estonian student satellite Estcube to send it to outer space. They are comforted by the fact that in space technology nothing is certain and they are most likely to fail. Nothing to lose!

  • Motorcyclist legend Arnis Tomass
    Motorcyclist legend Arnis Tomass

    Original title (in Latvian): "Motosportistu leģenda Arnis Tomass"

    2015 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Sintija Andersone

  • The Call of Silence
    The Call of Silence

    Original title of the film "Vaikuse kutse"

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Madli Lääne

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Lamb in a Minute
    A Lamb in a Minute

    Original title: Minut ja lammas

    2013 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Mirjam Matiisen

    Men offering sheep shearing services decide to face the challenge at the European shearing championships.

  • Ash & Money
    Ash & Money

    Original title: Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha?

    2013 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Ene-Liis Semper, Tiit Ojasoo

    Documentary by Ene-Liis Semper and Tiit Ojasoo about the short and stormy development story of a non-existent political party "Unified Estonia" - the political theatre project lasted for 44 days.

  • One More Song
    One More Song

    Original title (in Estonian): "Veel üks laul"

    2013 | Documentary, Observation, Students film | Director: Liis Nimik

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