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  • God in the thunder
    God in the thunder

    Original title in Estonian: Jumal äikese käes

    2023 | Students film, Short | Director: Ester Stancel

    A fantasy film about the magical life of a medieval Estonian spiritual society.

  • Gori The Caricaturist
    Gori The Caricaturist

    Original title: Gorikaturist

    2023 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand, Meelis Arulepp

    A captivating historical documentary with plenty of animation about the destiny of a popular Estonian caricaturist Gori ( 1894 - 1944 ) between the two World Wars when total powers leave less and less choices to the talented artist.

  • Madwomen - to be a sparrow not a canary
    Madwomen - to be a sparrow not a canary

    Original title: Varblane, mitte kanaarilind

    2023 | Experimental, Other categories | Director: Sten Haljak, Johannes Lõhmus

    An experimental found footage melodrama composed entirely out of film footage shot in Soviet Estonia from 1960 until 1969.

  • Time Quartet: Cellula Filia
    Time Quartet: Cellula Filia

    Original title: Ajakvartett: Tütarrakk

    2022 | Other categories, Experimental | Director: Piibe Kolka

    Time travelling communication between a woman and her great grandmother captured by pixelated images and messages recorded on audio cassettes.

  • Õite lõhn
    Õite lõhn

    2022 | Other categories | Director: Aleksandr Heifets

  • Hippodrome
    Hippodrome

    Originaalpealkiri: Hipodroom

    2021 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vladimir Loginov

    An ode to a faded jewel in the heart of the Estonian capital – Tallinn Hippodrome. Once a majestic racecourse track, all that is left is a lonely horse stable. Today it has become a social club for bizarre parties, engagement photo sessions and a home for young girls and old men taking care of the remaining racehorses.

  • Museology
    Museology

    2021 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kristen Aigro

    Kristen Aigro’s short documentary film portrays a week ahead of opening an exhibition at the Estonian History Museum.

  • Salme viikingid
    Salme viikingid

    2021 | TV Serial, ETV/ERR Serials | Director: Liis Lindmaa

    The documentary series introduces a mystery that was found in 2008 near the Salme schoolhouse in Saaremaa. Who was buried there, who buried them and what happened 1300 years ago - scientists have been searching for answers to these questions for the last 13 years and are now ready to share their findings.

  • The Great Escape
    The Great Escape

    Original title: Suur põgenemine

    2021 | Commissioned, Animation, Other categories | Director: Raul Viitung

    Revolution!

  • Rauaniit
    Rauaniit

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Maria Aua

    To create a new, you have to give up the old. As a result of the dust, physical and dirty work of construction workers the building of the former textile factory Rauaniit gives birth to a modern Art Academy.

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