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Bright Nights: Baltic-Nordic Film Festival

January 31, 2020

This year, the festival will run from Wednesday, February 19th – Wednesday, February 26th and will be held in the Alma Duncan Salon of the beautiful Ottawa Art Gallery (10 Daly Ave).

On Wednesday,  Feb. 19 @ 7pm, the Estonian film, Take It Or Leave It, a story about a regular blue-collar man navigating single parenthood for the first time, will be screened. Click here for more details

Complete information on the festival, films, and tickets can be found on the Canadian Film Institute’s website.

Annual General Meeting 2019

January 22, 2019

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 26 January, 2019 at Ben Franklin Place in the Centrepointe Library meeting room, beginning at 2 PM. After the meeting we will be showing the Estonian/French film “An Estonian Lady in Paris” with English subtitles.

Estonian Film

February 28, 2018

Bright Nights: the Baltic-nordic film festival presents the Estonian film

The Man Who Looks Like Me
(Minu näoga onu)

111 min – dir. Andres Malmik, Katrin Malmik

in Estonian with English subtitles, 
Saturday, March 17 at 4:00 pm

Arts Court Theatre – Théâtre de la Cour des Arts

A music critic Hugo, suffering from post-divorce depression, is just about to rebuild his life when his jazz musician father Raivo arrives at his door unexpectedly. Spiteful old man announces that he will soon come to his end and expects his only son to take care of him. When an attractive psychotherapist enters the men’s lives, the father and son duo begin to compete for her attention. The old prankster manages to create a number of embarrassing moments in an effort to ruin Hugo’s romantic plans.
Andres Maimik’s and Katrin Maimik’s tragicomedy is an exploration of forced closeness, a pursuit of happiness and a road to forgiving through laughter, suspense and tears.

For more information and tickets go to:

Estonian films

September 18, 2017

We are pleased to share that the Ottawa International Animation Festival will be screening 2 Estonian films this year:
Chintis Lundgren’s film, „Manivald“…
The film can be seen 22 September 9:15-10:35pm 
and 24 September 3:00-4:20pm, in those film competition blocks.
Andres Tenusaar’s „Miriam Hen’s Dream“… 
The film can be seen 23 September 9:30-10:50am
and 24 September 11:00am-12:20pm, in those film competition blocks.
Happy film viewing!
Festival information:

Film Screening

May 26, 2017

Everyone is invited to a great film screening,  on Saturday June 3rd . The short film “Tühi Ruum” (Empty Space) by the Estonian director Ülo Pikkov is being screened.  Also being shown on the same night are films from other EU countries, including Italy, Poland, Ireland, Sweden and Finland.

Doors will open at 6:30pm, light snacks and refreshments will be served. The short films will start at 7:00pm. Location: Arts Court Theatre and Studio, 2 Daly Avenue.

Admission is free.

The EU Short Film Festival is on for three days, June 2nd – 4th.

For more information, please visit:

(These films are not suitable for children)

Bright Nights: The 7th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival

January 29, 2017

This year’s Bright Nights Film Festival will screen the Estonian animation film
Lotte ja Kuukivi Saladus (Lotte and the Moonstone Secret)
Heiki Ernits, Janno Poldma  •  Estonia  •  2011  •  75 min
on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:00 pm, at the River Building Theatre, Carleton University
For ticket information:
For film description and trailer:

Keepers of the Loom film screening

May 11, 2016

The Ottawa Estonian Society along with the Estonian Embassy is excited to invite you to a screening of Tom and Reet Mae’s film:

Keepers of the Loom.

The film will be shown:
Saturday May 28 at 3:00 p.m.
495 Aylmer Road, Gatineau
Free admission
Donations towards the Mae’s expenses are welcomed.

Tom and Reet Mae from Toronto will be present, so you will have a chance to chat with them. The film is in English and Estonian with subtitles. Invite your friends who may be interested in Estonia and Estonian crafts. The link to see the trailer:

The building, 495 Aylmer Road is a historical stone house and home to the Aylmer Heritage Association. From Ottawa cross the Champlain Bridge and at the second set of lights turn left toward Aylmer. The building is about 4-5 kilometers from the bridge on the right hand side at the corner of Golf St.

Ottawa Film Festival Début of Legacy of the Cold War

November 18, 2015



An Ottawa Film Festival Début

Presented in partnership with the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, St. Paul University, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Embassy of Ukraine, The National Film Board of Canada, Ukrainian National Federation (UNF Ottawa-Gatineau), Latvian National Federation in Canada, and Baltic Federation in Canada.

Friday, November 27, 2015 7:00 PM

Ekskursante (The Excursionist)

Lithuania, 2013, 110 minutes

Director: Audrius Juzenas,


Saturday, November 28, 2015 7:00PM

The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan
Canada, 2008, 74 minutes

Director: Najeeb Mirza,

Meet the Director in Person


Sunday, November 29, 2015 7:00PM

The Guide

Ukraine, 2014

Director: Oles Sanin,

Premiere screening in Ottawa of this award winning production

St. Paul University Amphitheatre

223 Main Street, Ottawa

** (metered parking available on North side of building or on side streets)

Special appreciation for their contribution to the success of this festival to: Rev. Peter Galadza, Tomas Margaitis, Nadia Vozdigan, Najeeb Mirza, Henriette Riegel, Megan Lafrenière, Hugo Lāma, Jānis Zariņš… 


Estonian film at Baltic Nordic Film Festival

February 4, 2015

As a part of the 5th Bright Nights: Baltic Nordic Film Festival Ottawa, The Embassy of Estonia in cooperation with the Canadian Film Institute presents:
Saturday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:00PM
River Building Theatre,
Carleton University.

Purchase your tickets now at

Kirsitubakas (Cherry Tobacco), Estonia 2014
Directed by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Written by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Screenplay by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Produced by Anneli Lepp
Length 93 minutes
Synopsis: Cherry Tobacco is about a small-town girl, Laura, who is constantly bored. Her mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid and everything anyone wants to do seems childish. One day Laura’s energetic friend Merit invites her on a hike to a bog led by a middle-aged nature-lover called Joosep. The beginning of the trip is anything but promising: the relation- ship between the reserved girl and the outgoing Joosep, who tries to impress the hiking party with his hillbilly style and bizarre rituals, becomes tense. But much to her own surprise, Laura discovers that as the hike continues she is enchanted by the rugged charms of Joosep. The quest is coming to its irrefutable end and Laura has to decide whether a relationship with an older man is a mere step along the winding road towards becoming a woman or whether it is her very first love.

Estonian film Deemonid at European Union Film Festival in Ottawa

November 9, 2012

The 2012 Estonian film Deemonid will be presented on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 7:00 pm. For more details go to the Film Festival’s website.

View trailer here.