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  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Truth or Justice
    Truth or Justice

    Original title: Tõde ja õigus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tanel Toom

    Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

  • Täideviija
    Täideviija

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Roald Johannson

  • Counterpoint
    Counterpoint

    Original title (in Estonian): "Kontrapunkt"

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Tõnis Pill

    BA Film Arts II year student film “Counterpoint” is a story about a former violin player who, due to an accident is now in a wheelchair and unable to play.

  • Destination To Be Happy
    Destination To Be Happy

    Original title: Sihtpunkt - olla õnnelik

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kertu Köösel

    This documentary tells the story of two men, Rain and Andres who are constantly on the search of self fulfilment and happiness. On their searches they have gone through many experiences which allows them to make others happy as well.The phrase giving is better than receiving was made for personalizing them.

  • They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music
    They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music

    Original title: Räägitakse, et tomatid armastavad rokkmuusikat

    2016 | Feature film, Short | Director: Janno Jürgens

    Aleksander, an old gentleman, maintains a blooming garden surrounding his old house in a sleepy resort town. Karl, his grandson, spends the summer with him and learns about the ways of the nature.

  • 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?

  • Lemonade Tale
    Lemonade Tale

    Original title: Limonaadi lugu

    2013 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Vallo Toomla

    Little Holger wants some soda and lemonade, but Mom refuses to buy it. Unhappy Holger still takes a bottle off the shelf and.... gets sucked into the lemonade bottle!

  • The Triangle Affair
    The Triangle Affair

    Original title: Kolmnurga afäär

    2012 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Andres Tenusaar

    There is no triangle without corners. There is no direction without a triangle. There is no movement without a direction.

  • Lotte and the Moonstone Secret
    Lotte and the Moonstone Secret

    Original title: Lotte ja kuukivi saladus

    2011 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

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