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  • Payday
    Payday

    Original title: Pensipäev

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Liis Lepik

    Sleepy rural life in a remote borough is enlivened one day a month, when the horn of plenty overflows and everyone gets a part of it's offerings.

  • Hearts of Sirgala
    Hearts of Sirgala

    Original title: Sirgala südamed

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Mirjam Matiisen

  • 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?

  • Lucavsala
    Lucavsala

    Original title: Prügi mahapanek keelatud!

    2014 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Jaak Kilmi

  • Not my Land
    Not my Land

    2013 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Aljona Suržikova

  • Counted People
    Counted People

    The original title Üleloetud inimesed

    2012 | Documentary | Director: Meelis Muhu

  • 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.

  • The Polar Bear Parade
    The Polar Bear Parade

    Original title: Jääkarude paraad

    2005 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Kaspar Jancis

    Two American secret agents - Frank and Wendy - are sent to the world's hotbed of danger, known as Estonia. A premonition of cannibalism is in the snowfall of the constantly wintry Wiru Street.

  • The Opinionator
    The Opinionator

    Original title: Meeleavaldaja

    2003 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Retired Esja Šur, a Russian citizen living in Sillamäe, Estonia spends her elderly days while organizing demonstrations, meetings and pickets.

  • Antsla. Autumn 1993
    Antsla. Autumn 1993

    Original title: Antsla. Sügis 1993

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

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