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  • Scoundrel
    Scoundrel

    Original title in Estonian: Sinder

    2021 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Katariina Rahumägi

    A short-documentary which studies the work and mindset of Orm Oja – The Estonian MasterChef.

  • Still Waters
    Still Waters

    Original title in Russian: В тихом омуте...

    2021 | TV Serial, ETV/ERR Serials | Director: Hindrek Maasik

    Marianne (17) has moved from Tallinn to a remote bilingual town bordering Russia. Soon someone hacks Marianne's smartphone and steals sensitive data. She embarks on a tough journey to find out who the culprits are.

  • Tales of a Toy Horse
    Tales of a Toy Horse

    Original title in Ukrainian: Казка про Коника

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Ulyana Osovska, Denis Strashnyi

    Tales of a Toy Horse is a film about being human and its possibility even when there is war around you.

  • The Gardener Of Tension Fields
    The Gardener Of Tension Fields

    Original title: Pingeväljade aednik

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Joosep Matjus, Katri Rannastu

    Estonian well known writer Mehis Heinsaar has seven encounters during his journey in the wilderness, which will open to the viewer the magical inner world of the writer.

  • The Tour of Dreams
    The Tour of Dreams

    Original title: Unistus Ameerika tuurist

    2021 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madis Ligema, Taavi Arus

    When no public recognition at home, a gospel band Robirohi plans the tour to the source of gospel music, to perform at the halls of fame in Kentucky, USA.

  • 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

  • Year Of The Pig
    Year Of The Pig

    Original title: Sea aasta

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    The film gives us a look into a year in our recent history, namely the year 2019, which polarised our people in politics and between generations. Without choosing sides and without unnecessary explanations the events shown in the film create a thought provoking story about a nations arrival to the end of the industrial age.

  • -44%
    -44%

    2020 | Students film, Documentary | Director: German Golub

    The film is about a crazy alcohol rally that takes place on the Estonian-Latvian border.

  • 12
    12

    2020 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Jyri Pitkänen

    A story of an old man and his silent journey through the Eastern Europe.

  • 200 grams of sugar, pinch of salt
    200 grams of sugar, pinch of salt

    Original title in Estonian: 200 grammi suhkrut, näputäis soola

    2020 | Students film, Short | Director: Sedef Dündar

    A movie for family-watching, targeted for younger audiences.

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