Magazine article Screen International

Tallinn: Animation in Focus

Magazine article Screen International

Tallinn: Animation in Focus

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Estonia's long history of animation dates back to the early 1930s with a more experimental approach that is still practiced today.

With current studios including A Film Estonia, Joonisfilm, and Nukufilm as well as the Black Nights Film Festival's sub strand Animation Dreams - Estonia is marching on as one of Europe's leading creative forces within the industry.

Animation Dreams

The independently run festival operates as a sub-strand under the Black Nights Film Festival from Nov 18-22.

International works are presented in the Main competition, Student competition and the Panorama section which will feature the World Premiere of Jurgis Krason's The Face (Latvia).

Estonian artists are highlighted in the New Estonian section that features nine shorts including Chintis Lundgren's award-winning Life with Herman H Rott and Ulo Pikkov's Zebra and All The Curtains of My Life that uses photography in an animation-documentary format.

The awards will be announced on Saturday (Nov 21).

Other events include the Silent Movie Night where new music will be enhanced by video art, short movie and video game animation. …

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