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  • An Old Man and an Old Woman. An Erzya Story
    An Old Man and an Old Woman. An Erzya Story

    Original title: Taat ja memm

    2016 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    An old man and an old woman got into a tiff. The old man went fishing and did not want to go home. In response to the old woman’s prayers, the god Nishkepaz rotted the old man’s nets. He returned home, but the wife lamented, „We have nothing to eat!“ The old man replied, „We’ve got fish in the barn, let’s sell it and buy bread, salt and mead!“

  • Atop a mountain
    Atop a mountain

    Original title (in Estonian): "Mäel"

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Ulrike Brett Uukkivi

    „Atop a mountain“ is an adaption from Elviira Mihhaolovna’s novel „Prügimäel“ Film is about middle-aged woman named Maria who has reached a dead end in her life, and looks for an exit.

  • Close Relations
    Close Relations

    Original title (in Russian): Rodnye

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Vitali Manski

    Vitaly Mansky’s documentary journey through Ukraine visits members of his own family to show the reality behind the headlines in this divided country.

  • Cutting Through
    Cutting Through

    Original title: Läbilõikamine. Meie maailm, 10/12

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ove Musting

    The documentary introduces excerpts of those against the Nicaragua Canal fighting for their human rights, public order, democracy, private property and freedom of expression.

  • Empty Space
    Empty Space

    Original title: Tühi ruum

    2016 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    Documentary-based animation about a dream that eventually comes true in a film.

  • Fatcula
    Fatcula

    2016 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Martinus Daane Klemet

    Beauty demands sacrifice. Fatcula the surgeon and his helpful flock of birds will help you on this difficult journey.

  • Gorilla Tourism
    Gorilla Tourism

    Title in Estonian: Gorillamajandus

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Märten Vaher

    Documentary about the daily life of mountain gorillas and the local forest guides who mediate the gorillas to tourists. There are both battles with poaching as well as extreme poverty common to Africa.

  • How a Girl was Wed Three Times. A Mari Story
    How a Girl was Wed Three Times. A Mari Story

    Original title: Kuidas üks piiga kolmele peiule mehele anti

    2016 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Mattias Mälk

    Everyone knows that a woman can find a way out of any situation. If a mother cannot afford to refuse a suitor for her daughter, she can marry off a cat or a dog instead. But how can one get along with a cat or a dog?

  • I Breathe so I Dance
    I Breathe so I Dance

    Orginal tiltle (in Estonian): "Hingan, seega tantsin"

    2016 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kamilla Selina Lepik

    A 16 years old talented dancer works hard to be a motivational teacher to her students.

  • India - On its Way Up
    India - On its Way Up

    Title in Estonian: India - teel tippu

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Gert Kark

    Documentary introducing the accomplishments of the development activities of information technology in India through which the country attempts to get rid of poverty.

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