National Film awards

Meantime when the films are again on the festival round,  „Goodbye Soviet Union“ directed and written by Lauri Randla won the Best Originaal screenplay Award at the EFTA (Estonian Film and TV Awards).

All together „Goodbye Soviet Union“ was nominated in 4 categories: Best film, Best screenplay (Lauri Randla), Best Production Design (Jaana Jüris), Best Costume Design (Mare Raidma).

A short film „Cerberus“  by Kaspar Ainelo was nominated for Best Short Film.


Festival News

Goodbye Soviet Union had Norwegian premier in Tomsö IFF in Janyary 2021.

Now the film is premiered in US - Cleveland IFF - Central & Eastern European Film Competition.

Next will be Russian premiere - Moscow IFF 24-29. April – Out of Competition

The Source Of All / Kõige All

A new documentary of the prominent Estonian filmmaker Kersti Uibo was supported for development by Estonian Film Institute and Estonian Cultural Endowment.

Kersti Uibo: The film shows how closely Nature and choral singing are connected. A human being needs for balance besides healthy environment also beauty and harmony. The Children's and Youth Song Festival of 2023 provides such a structure. Song is a way of breathing that unites the disparate voices of a choir. Not only with one another but also with the music of the whispering pines.

Audience Award

„Goodbye Soviet Union“ got the Audience Award „Hunt“ at the Tallinn Black Nights IFF .

Film Critic from Russian Esquire journal Yegor Moskvitin mentioned Goodbye Soviet Union as one of ten best European films at the festival:

Post-production of the “Goodbye Soviet Union” completed

Last stages of the post-production of the Goodbye Soviet Union completed:

-Sound mix prepared by sound designer Karri Niinivaara/B-Plan and mixed by Olli Pärnänen, Pekka Karjalainen / Meguru Film Sound was completed late January in Helsinki.   

-Colour grading lead by cinematographer Elen Lotman and graded by Jussi Myllyniemi / WhitePoint was completed early February in Helsinki.

Festival Success of the “Robot Will Protect You”

Since now Nicola Piovesan’s retro-futuristic short animation “ROBOT WILL PROTECT YOU” has been participating in about 70 festivals all over the world and has won 18 awards. Among them:

- Miami Science Fiction Festival (US) Best Animation Short Award

- Short to the Point (Romania) Best Fantasy/SciFi Award

- Cordillera Film Festival (USA) Best Animation Award

- Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest (Germany) Nomination Best Animation

- Inventa un Film (Italy) Best Animation Award

- Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) Nomination Youth Award


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