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  • Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo
    Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo

    Original title: Sõelaga vett. Merle Karusoo

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristin Raup, Madli Lääne

  • A Bad Scene: Christmas Mystery
    A Bad Scene: Christmas Mystery

    Original title - Paha lugu: Jõulumüsteerium

    2018 | Feature film, Short | Director: Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik

    “Christmas Mystery” by Andres Maimik and Katrin Maimik talks about student Jass, who makes extra money by playing Santa Claus. Behind one door, however, a lonely woman awaits him, who pulls him into weird role plays the polite youngster cannot say “no” to.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

  • Tell me a dance
    Tell me a dance

    Original title in Estonian: "Jutusta mulle tantsu"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Regina Rähn

    Regina Rähn's documentary reveals three perspectives on telling a story with a dance: the choreographer's, dancers' and audience's point of view.

  • A Bad Scene: Nissan Patrol
    A Bad Scene: Nissan Patrol

    Original title - Paha lugu: Nissan Patrol

    2017 | Feature film, Short | Director: Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik

  • Help, I Need Love
    Help, I Need Love

    Original title: Appi, ma vajan armastust

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Minna Hint

    Love is not for everybody.

  • Day of Daisies
    Day of Daisies

    Original title: Karikakrapäev

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Urmas Reisberg

    The only excuse to miss a training is the death of your mother-in- law.

  • 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!

  • Student Musical
    Student Musical

    Original title: Tudengimuusikal

    2009 | Musical film, Dance, Students film, Short | Director: Richard Meitern, Martin Liira

    Elen, girl from Tallinn, moves from father's home in Tallinn to dorm in Tartu to study economy in the university. From day one she will start to learn real student life from her girlfriend Liis and roommate Kati: how to party, study for the exams, shop in second-hand stores and handle one's love-life.

  • Südamelaul

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Kersti Uibo

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