Animated Dreams International Competition

FILMID PROGRAMM AJAKAVA Out of 1000 submissions, we’ve chosen 42 films that represent the best and most innovative approaches to short animation. In this medium, there has been a rise in the amount of international co-productions - a phenomenon that was once quite...

Sleepwalkers International Competition

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE The world seems a more infinitely scary place than it did a year ago. Yet this selection of shorts from across the globe provide a glimmer of light against the darkness as amongst themes of loneliness, forced migration and loss of innocence...

Animated Dreams Student Competition

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE The word “enthusiasm” originates from Greek. It consists of the root words “theos” (god) and “en” (in) meaning “God within.” A student making an animated film, usually alone, is confronted with an unbearable amount of work. The only way to...

Sleepwalkers Student Competition

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – if the term ’student film’ fills you with trepidation because you believe that they are somehow a test before someone goes on to make a ’real’ film, then we’d suggest you should come to each...

PÖFF Shorts National Competition

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE ’Variety is the spice of life’ goes the famous saying. The National Competition screens the best of the new Estonian animations and short films. Our New Estonian Animation programme also serves as a festive opening for this year's festival...

Aki Kaurismäki Shorts

Aki Kaurismäki Shorts Aki Kaurismäki Shorts Aki Kaurismäki’s unique style and worldview are equally at view in the numerous short films he has directed since the early 1980s. The self-taught Finnish filmmaker’s short work radiates melancholy and sophisticated...

Mati Kütt Retrospective

Mati Kütt Retrospective Mati Kütt Retrospective We live in strange times. In almost all creative fields the old rules of the game are dead. It is said that all paradigms known to us have changed, and we have reached some kind of a post-era, with terms like...

No Limits

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE To further explore the impact of the short film medium we have composed these two themed programs – Late Night Love and Odd Comedy Night. Each screening will blend both live action and animation, to give audiences a taste of the possibilities...

Panorama

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Whenever we hear the word Panorama we tend to think – oh, those are the films that didn't make it to the competition. We think of something negative – brexit, global warming, Harvey Weinstein... But little do we know that under that modest...

Tricky Toons

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE KIDS PROGRAMME Who of us parents haven't left their kids every now and then in the arms of the world’s most consistent babysitter – the TV-set? It seems that only then, when our children are basking in the fluorescent glow of the screen, when...

DOC@Shorts

FILMS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Real life is boring. That’s why cinema exists. Who needs the drudgery of everyday life when we can be whisked away to another world, far away from our mundane existence. But real life is actually more exciting than we can ever imagine....

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