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

“Robot Will Protect You” by Nicola Piovesan completed

Nicola Piovesan’s new retro-futuristic film “ROBOT WILL PROTECT YOU” was completed in late December 2018. The short animation film continues Nicola’s interest to the retro-futuristic cyber universe (“Attack of the Cyber Octopuses”).

“ROBOT…” has started successfully it’s festival round at cross-media festival Fabrique du Cinema/Roma winning the Best International Short Award.


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