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Wild South in Estonian Cinemas

3. May 2024 | News

As part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024, the short film collection “The Wild South” will be released in Estonian cinemas on May 5. The films will bring viewers eight unique stories from Tartu and Southern Estonia by well-known filmmakers from Estonia and award-winning documentarians abroad. The films capture the tricks and mysteries…

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Check out the programme of Tartu 2024!

22. Oct 2023 | News

The European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 has announced the cultural programme for next year!

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Eight filmmakers to capture the life of Southern Estonia

9. Mar 2023 | News

Tartu 2024 Arts of Survival Documentaries has selected eight filmmakers to capture Southern Estonia on the topic of “Arts of Survival”, the artistic concept of European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024. The selected authors will present Tartu and Southern Estonia in artistically exciting ways. The international directors will bring an external perspective, while Estonian filmmakers…

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Einari Paakkanen: Singing is revealing and tells something about us

12. Oct 2022 | News

Text by: Einari Paakanen Earlier this year, I directed my fourth documentary film Karaoke Paradise, which explores the meaning of music and the mental landscape of us Finns who love to sing karaoke. There is a particularly revealing element in the act of singing: we can’t hide our emotions when we sing. Also, not only…

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Andris Gauja: “Stretching my mind around Tartu”

13. Sep 2022 | Andris Gauja | News

Latvian minds have a long history of going to Tartu to try and make themselves for an inch brighter. It was the second half of the Nineteenth century when many of the New Latvians, as they are called now, went to the Tartu University seeing it as a promising place of education. And it didn’t…

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Jerzy Sladkowski: Breathing With Nature

14. Jul 2022 | News

It’s incredible how South Estonians are connected with nature. All of their everyday activities are in rhythm with nature, it’s amazing! And your mixed forests – in Sweden you won’t find that kind of symbiosis. – Jerzy Sladkowski Polish-Swedish documentary film director Jerzy Sladkowski was the first Tartu 2024 Arts of Survival Documentaries resident from…

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Tartu 2024 Arts of Survival Documentaries opens an international film competition

12. Jul 2022 | News

The Tartu 2024 foundation, Estonian Film Institute and NGO Tartu Filmiselts invites filmmakers to take part in a creative contest looking for ideas for short films capturing Southern Estonia.  The aim of the contest is to find different topics and authors who will present Tartu and Southern Estonia in artistically exciting ways. The short films…

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