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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Gems of Asylum
    Gems of Asylum

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Vivian Ruumet

    Short documentary about mentally ill clients in Vääna-Viti asylum.

  • Good Girl
    Good Girl

    Original title in Finnish: "Kiltti Tyttö"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Merja Maijanen

    Merja Maijanen's short film about domestic violence. After being awarded for being a good girl, a naive little girl learns what it really means to be one.

  • Goodbye Soviet Union
    Goodbye Soviet Union

    Original title: Nägemiseni NSVL

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Lauri Randla

    Lauri Randla’s first full length feature film - a humoristic coming of age story of Johannes and of his first 10-year kid’s love to Chechen girl. All on the turbulent background of the collapsing Soviet empire.

  • Guide of Torture
    Guide of Torture

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Ville Niemi

    Exhibition manager of the KGB prison cells ponders how telling stories of the tortured in his daily life affects to him, in a story that flickers between reality and the past of the tortured prisoner.

  • Gurt Vös - Village Prayer Ceremony
    Gurt Vös - Village Prayer Ceremony

    Original title: Gurt vös - külapalvus

    2019 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Liivo Niglas

    An Ethnographic film about the traditional sacrificial rite of the Udmurts in Bashkortostan at village group level.

  • He knows what I did last summer
    He knows what I did last summer

    Original title in Estonian: "Ta teab, mis ma tegin mullu suvel"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Viktor Marvin

    A magical tale of a simple holiday among five friends that takes an astonishing turn for the uncanny.

  • Heart of an Artichoke
    Heart of an Artichoke

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Sandija Miglava

    Sandija Miglava's documentary shows inside look in Latvian Camphill community and their way of living through one of the residents perspective.

  • Hearth
    Hearth

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Rabbe Sandström

    "Hearth" is a poetic movie that uses natural elements to create a suggestive dance.

  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

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