EstDocs 15<sup>th</sup> Annual Film Festival 2019

EstDocs 15th Annual Film Festival 2019

Toronto
November 8 – 10, 2019

Festival Director

Maimu Mölder


Number of Films

9


Sponsored by

Each year, Estonians living in Canada bring you not only documentaries, but dramas, animated films, and short films so that you can have a taste of what being Estonian is all about. Join us this year for a great lineup of films and, as always, some kringel and coffee, too.

9 Films

    Schedule

    We are pleased to provide yet another great lineup of films with pre-screening receptions on Friday and Saturday, and an after party on Saturday, too. As always, we'll be serving kringel and coffee. Don't know what kringel is? You're very welcome to join us and find out -- and, don't worry. All films are in English or have English subtitles. We welcome everyone with open arms.


     
    Nov 2019

    8Friday

    Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm

    Social

    GALA RECEPTION and SHORT FILM AWARDS

    $15
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
    Sponsored by

    Estonian Credit Union
     
     

    Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

    Awards

    Short Film Winners

    Included in GALA RECEPTION price
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm

    Everyday Mysticism Vello Salo. Igapäevaelu müstika A Film by Jaan Tootsen

    Included in GALA RECEPTION price
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map

     
    Nov 2019

    9Saturday

    Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm

    SATURDAY MATINEE - Doors open

    $10 - for both films
    Tartu College | Map
     
     

    Nov 9 @ 2:15 pm

    Risti Treasures Risti aarded A Film by Ruti Murusalu

    Included in SATURDAY MATINEE price
    Tartu College | Map
     
     

    Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm

    A Man from a Fairy Tale Mees muinasjutust A Film by Ruti Murusalu

    Included in SATURDAY MATINEE price
    Tartu College | Map
     
     

    Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

    Social

    EVENING RECEPTION & AFTER PARTY - Doors Open

    $15 for the night (including after party!)
    Tartu College | Map
    Sponsored by

    Estonian Foundation Canada
     
     

    Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm

    From the Vault 2019 A Film by

    Included in EVENING RECEPTION price
    Tartu College | Map
     
     

    Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm

    Bridges of Time Ajasillad A Film by Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    Included in EVENING RECEPTION price
    Tartu College | Map

     
    Nov 2019

    10Sunday

    Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm

    SUNDAY MATINEE - Doors Open

    $10 for both films!
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 10 @ 2:15 pm

    From the Vault 2019 A Film by

    Included in SUNDAY MATINEE price
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm

    To Share or Not to Share Jagada või mitte jagada A Film by Minna Hint, Meelis Muhu

    Included in SUNDAY MATINEE price
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm

    Social

    DINNER & A MOVIE & FESTIVAL AWARDS - Doors Open

    $10 for movie plus pay caterer for your Estonian dinner!
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

    Afghanistan. Imprisoned and Free Afghanistan. Vangis ja vabaduses A Film by Vahur Laiapea

    Included in DINNER & A MOVIE price
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

    Moorland Elegies Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud A Film by Marianne Kõrver

    Included in DINNER & A MOVIE price
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm

    Awards

    FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED - Jury & Audience

    Included in DINNER & A MOVIE price
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map

     
    Nov 2019

    12Tuesday

    Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

    CHILDREN'S FILM for ESTONIAN SCHOOL

    (NOTE THAT ACTUAL DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map
     
     

    Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

    Eia’s Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm Eia jõulud Tondikakul A Film by Anu Aun

    (NOTE THAT ACTUAL DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)
    Estonian House / Eesti Maja | Map

    EstDocs Jury

    Aisha Jamal

    Aisha Jamal is a Toronto-based filmmaker, film programmer and film instructor. She recently completed and premiered her feature documentary "A Kandahar Away". She works as Programmer at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Programming Associate at TIFF. Aisha teaches courses in film theory and history at Sheridan College, Oakville.

    Jaanis Valk

    Following his Master of Arts in Arts (Film Arts) from Tallinn University, Estonia, Jaanis has directed three short fiction films and several short documentaries. He has appeared in several Estonian fiction films and has worked as assistant director on the production of a feature film. Ahto. Chasing A Dream is his most recent full-length documentary film.

    Jüri Koll

    Jüri Koll is Director of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) since 2011 and the Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF), now in its 7th year. He has been a regularly exhibiting artist and producer/director of feature and documentary films for over 30 years, some of them award winning. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America. As a graduate of the venerable California Institute of the Arts, he was taught early on that collaboration and diversity is key to lasting culture.

    Moderator

    Estonian politician, film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter

    A graduate of the Drama School of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Artur Talvik established himself as a professional filmmaker in 1992. He has produced and/or directed over 30 documentaries and feature films, which have garnered him many awards at international festivals, including four Audience Awards from EstDocs. Artur has also produced more than 250 commercials. Longtime EstDocs audience members are sure to remember Artur’s cheerful Skype discussions and when he moderated for EstDocs 2011. Artur’s varied activities include serving as chairman of the Estonian Film Foundation; being a community activist on the Juminda Peninsula; being the head of the Volunteer Maritime Rescue Association, and most recently being a member of Parliament in 2015, where he headed the Special Commission on Corruption. As of this past spring, he is again a freelancer as well as the co-founder of a party with a unique approach – the Richness of Life Party.

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