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  • Athlete
    Athlete

    Original title in Estonian: Atleet

    2021 | Students film, Exercises (Fiction) | Director: Greta Liht

    The short film “Athlete” was made by first-year films students of Baltic Film, Media and Arts School. The film shows how one man’s obsession can lead to harm for others. At the same time, the film also shows a father’s unwavering belief that his son is capable of more than it seems.

  • Aurora’s song
    Aurora’s song

    Original title in Estonian: Aurora Laul

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Stella Carneiro

    While mourning the loss of her partner, Margit reconnects with her mother-in-law Juula through their shared grief.

  • Found You
    Found You

    Original title in Estonian: Leidsin

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Ragne Mandri

    A little curious girl Agnes gets tangled in a life-threatening situation while following her older brother Mihkel into an abandoned house.

  • Göllia
    Göllia

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Gergely Lőrinczi

    Perception of the world surrounding us. A day in a life of an ornithologist, that changes everything.

  • Quicksand
    Quicksand

    Original title in Dutch: Drijfzand

    2021 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Margot Schaap

    The story of an intriguing mother-daughter relationship and its repercussions for three generations of women.

  • Sandra Gets A Job
    Sandra Gets A Job

    Original title: Sandra saab tööd

    2021 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    A psychological drama about a young Doctor of Physics who unexpectedly loses her job.

  • Sewing Machines
    Sewing Machines

    Original title in Estonian: Õmblusmasinad

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Alesja Suzdaltseva

    A short film by Alesja Suzdaltseva tells a story about relationships, a spiritual awakening and one pretty hot summer day in Soviet Estonia.

  • 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.

  • TALENT
    TALENT

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Silver Õun

    From Armin Kõomägi`s short story “Talent” comes a short film that portrays the price of success. It is made by the film arts students of TLU BFM.

  • The King
    The King

    Original title in Estonian: Kuningas

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Teresa Juksaar

    Teresa Juksaar’s film „The King“ is based on a short story by Mehis Heinsaar and opens the theme of searching and finding inner peace. The film is a magical journey between the real and the imaginary world.

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