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I Best of BFM I: Vaga vesi... I
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  • 1h 21 min
  • Shorts

Best of BFM is an annual event in Baltic Film and Media School. During one week, everybody has the opportunity to see and explore the works of BFM done in one year. There is a five-membered jury whose assignment is to find works worth knowing. The week culminates with an award ceremony where the winners will be given the BOBs. Award-winning projects are representing BFM’s educational output, formatting Best of BFM programme. Selection of the winning films is screened in two programmes in cinema Artis from 7 to 10 April.

BEST OF BFM I: SILENT WATERS...

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MOMENT WITH ULKA (Hetk Ulkaga), documentary, 13:31 - Best documentary film director

Dir. Kaisa Sammelselg, Gerli Nõmm

Ulka is a temperamental Russian girl. Although born and raised in Estonia, she learned Estonian through working in bars.Today she herself is a manager of a bar and has only Estonian colleagues. Film explores what does it mean for a young Russian woman to live nowadays in Estonia and which thoughts she has about opening a new bar.

In Estonian with English subtitles.

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MOTHER. IN THE NAME OF MILLIONS, fiction, 24:45 - Jury's special mention

Dir. Vyacheslav (Slavik) Bihun

A dying son recalls his Mother. She lives during a war in an occupied territory. Out of instinct, she hides in her home an injured soldier. She takes care of him as of her own child who is also at war. Life goes on and the Mother feels as though she has another son. One day the occupants come back to the village and discover him. By interrogating the Mother and fellow villagers, they investigate whether the man is her son. And now the Mother faces her destiny, same way the millions of mothers faced it in those remarkable days which we should not forget.

Without dialogue.

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IMG_00_01_JPG, animation, 02:00 - Best animation

Dir. Zane Oborenko

A near-sighted girl is in a hurry. Her near-sightedness makes it difficult for her to function.

Without dialogue.

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HOUSE OF CARDS (Kaardimaja), fiction, 26:04 - Best director

Dir. Carlos Lesmes

The film is about hopes and dreams, about the idea that somewhere out there life is much better and how this affects the main charachter and his relationships.

In Estonian with English subtitles.

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THREE (Kolm), fiction, 15:38 - Best cinematographer, Audience Award

Dir. Eva Kübar

Kristiina is in her late twenties and does not know what she wants out of life. All of a sudden she finds herself photographed by the young and bold Mattias, leading to many difficult choices. Who will make the ultimate decision - Kristiina or her destiny?

In Estonian with English subtitles.

Total length of the programme is 81 minutes.