Archive for the ‘films’ Category

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“ https://www.animationfestival.ca/index.php…
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“ https://www.animationfestival.ca/index.php… 
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: 
https://www.animationfestival.ca/

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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: http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=174&Itemid=1739

(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:
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=171&Itemid=1688
For film description and trailer:
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showscreening&id=1207&Itemid=1706

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: keepersoftheloom.com

Directions
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

 

LEGACY OF THE COLD WAR

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:
KIRSITUBAKAS
(CHERRY TOBACCO)
Saturday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:00PM
River Building Theatre,
Carleton University.

Purchase your tickets now at https://www.uniiverse.com/users/canadian-film-institute-4Z3BS

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
Website https://www.facebook.com/kirsitubakas/timeline
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.
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=138&Itemid=1336

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.

Film evening

September 20, 2012

Latvian Heritage Society of Ottawa presents:
Guest speaker: Lelde Neimane, representative of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, will give an introduction and show the film, „Latvian Deportations March 25, 1949. Away From Home” (in Latvian with English sub-titles)
Monday, 24 September, at 7:00 pm

Peace Latvian Lutheran Church, Assembly hall
83 Main Street (at Lees)
Coffee and refreshments
Admission: by donation starting with $5 for the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia.

Estonian Film: Kirjad Inglile (Letters to Angel)

April 27, 2012

The Embassy of Estonia in Ottawa would like to invite you to attend the screening of

KIRJAD INGLILE (LETTERS TO ANGEL)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at

Library and Archives Canada Auditorium (395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Kirjad Inglile (Letters to Angel), Estonia 2011

Screenwriter    Madis Kõiv, Sulev Keedus

Director   Sulev Keedus

Producer   Kaie-Ene Rääk, Olli Soinio

Length   114 min

Homepage   http://www.letterstoangel.com/ 

Synopsis:LETTERS TO ANGEL is a fiction film about Kirotaja, a man who was sent to fight

in Afghanistan years ago, where he converted to Islam. He now returns home only to find himself

facing other kinds of war; the front line in the decrepit Estonian town runs between Eastern and

Western culture, men and women, common sense and madness. Somewhere amidst all these

battles is his daughter, Angel, who Kirotaja has decided to find after all the years of absence.

His only leads are the sound of his daughter crying, heard once on the telephone, and a dog-eared

notebook full of letters addressed to her.

Meanwhile, the town has other plans for him upon his return.

Estonian film at EU film festival

November 10, 2010

The Estonian film Disco and Atomic War (Disko ja Tuumasõda) is being shown as part of the European Union Film Festival here in Ottawa on Saturday, November 27th at 9:00 p.m. Click here for more information