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  • Afghanistan Project
    Afghanistan Project

    Original title: Afganistani projekt

    2015 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Vahur Laiapea has recorded Estonians' projects in Afghan and the local life.

  • Highway Patrol Officer
    Highway Patrol Officer

    Original title: Kiirtee kordnik

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Meelis Süld, Meelis Muhu

    Motorcycle policemen are observing the drivers exceeding the speed limit on the roads.

  • Journey to Off-Grid
    Journey to Off-Grid

    Original title: Juhtmevaba elu

    2015 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Peeter Vihma

    Jim and Maarja fight for their existence during the first winter in their newly-established eco-home in Lahemaa puts their health, patience and technical knowledge to test.

  • The House Guard
    The House Guard

    Original title: Majavalvur

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ingel Vaikla

    The story of degradation of the legendary Tallinn Linnahall from the point of view of a man together with his own story of life.

  • Allan, A Man at the Age of Christ
    Allan, A Man at the Age of Christ

    Original title: Allan

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Arko Okk

    If the world is blind, Allan isn’t. Allan is a man in at the age of Christ. His life is colorful. He likes cinema, cars and sports.

  • 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.

  • Lusmägi INC.
    Lusmägi INC.

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Marta Pulk

    Twin brothers from a small town have courage and ability to dream.

  • Sun is a Good Child
    Sun is a Good Child

    Original title: Päike on hea laps

    2014 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Filmmaker Manfred Vainokivi portrays physics teacher Mart Kuurme teaches physics and astronomy to children in Africa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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