Films - Films

Baby on the Backseat

dir. Epp Kubu, prod. Gabriel Dettre, Kertu Viira, 18 min., fiction, 2018, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2015

A stranger might sometimes be your saviour and best friend. A young Estonian woman with an infant and a seasoned Russian driver meet in a taxi cab on a sunny summer’s day. On the winding road along the clint coast, the young mother suddenly asks for a quick pee break. But the wait drags on longer than expected, testing the human bonds between two travellers who couldn’t be more different.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Bad Hair

dir. Orskar Lehemaa, prod. Kaspar Ainelo, 15 min., fiction, 2019, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2014

Leo tries to resolve his balding problem with a mysterious hair growth serum he ordered over the Internet. The liquid starts causing grotesque and extreme changes in his body and now Leo must stop the metamorphosis before he loses even the last hair on his head – and much else.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Becoming Animal

dir. Ieva Šakalytė, prod. Kristina Ramanauskaitė / Magic Films, 10 min., fiction, 2021, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2018

Justė volunteers at an electronic music festival in the middle of the woods. Everything seems to be nice and fun until an angry gang disrupts the event. Becoming their target and realising that there is no one to defend her or to tame the gang, Justė decides to take action herself.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

By the Pool

dir. Laurynas Bareiša, prod. Klementina Remeikaitė, 16 min., fiction, 2017, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2015

A group of teenagers rent the house with a sauna for a party. Everybody is having a good time: dancing, singing, drinking, talking until the party ends and everybody leaves. Later in the morning, the house keepers come to clean the place but they find Indre who is searching for a button on her ripped-up trousers.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Castratus the Boar

dir. Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele, prod. Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele / Tritone studio, Thom Palmen, 23 min., fiction, 2014, Latvia

Participated at BPF 2013

“Castratus the Boar” is an impressionistic story about a small town resident Valter and his secret that prevents him from integrating into the local community. He spends his days breeding pigs and singing in the church choir but that doesn’t make him less lonely. When he finally tries to establish closer contact with a fellow girl Aija, his representations of masculinity take a weird turn.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

County Court

dir. Eeva Mägi, prod. Karolina Veetamm, 15 min., fiction, 2020, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2018

A short film by Eeva Mägi is packed with absurdity and tells a rather conventional story in a rather unconventional way. The film reflects a court drama where a mother and a father, two ex-spouses, fight over the custody of their 5 year old son in court. The whole court process takes place in the middle of a grain field and on that field the courtroom has no boundaries much like the mother and father whose actual goal is to exact vengeance on each other with no regard to the means used.

Dark Side of The Earth

Graphic novel by Urmas Nimetu and Amanda Orav

Participated at BPF 2017

The sci-fi thriller tells the story of Marcus and Valter, two adventurers who fly to an area devastated by a climate disaster to uncover the truth behind what happened there. While they both think they know what to expect, they soon discover that something entirely unexpected awaits them on the site.

Dessert Dachshund

dir. Betina Bożek, prod. Robert Sowa, Aneta Zagorska / Poland / Krakow Film Klaster – Film Studio, 7’20”, animation, 2022, Poland

Participated at BPF 2020

An original and surreal story about a Dachshund, who, enclosed in a wedding cake, bodes for the happiness of the young couple. The joyful disposition of the dog gives the mood to the animation, which is a light and humorous way tackles the universal and significant in the present-day problem of the superficiality and ritualism of the most important moments and decisions in life.

Elena

dir. Birutė Sodeikaitė, prod. Agnė Adomėnė / Art Shot, 13 min., puppet animation, 2021, Lithuania, France, Croatia

Participated at BPF 2017

Elena is enjoying her life in the clouds until she meets a charming Red Crane and the seed starts growing inside her. Not ready for the changes and sacrifices that the seed brings to her life, Elena rips it out of her body. Soon she will realise the consequences of doing so.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Found You

dir. Ragne Mandri, prod. Laura García Baeza, 16 min., fiction, 2021, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2020

A little curious girl Agnes gets tangled in a life-threatening situation while following her older brother Mihkel into an abandoned house.

He Took the Bottle but Left the Girl

dir. Reinis Kalvins, prod. Kristofer Piir, 20 min., fiction, 2014, Latvia, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2013

Toms enters a new social circle via his new girlfriend and has to find a way to fit in, but also manage his emerging and unexpected desires.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Helen's Birthday

dir. Tanno Mee, prod. Marianne Ostrat, 18 min., fiction, 2017, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2015

Middle-aged Helen, who still hasn’t gotten over the end of her marriage, is dragged to the nightclub by her girlfriends on the evening of her birthday. Unable to grant life a new chance, she ends the night as an intruder in her old home.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Ice

dir. Anna Hints, prod. Eero Talvistu, 15 min., fiction, 2017, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2014

Harri is a lieutenant colonel in the Estonian army. Divorced, he only sees his ten-year-old son during school vacation. Harri decides to make up for lost time and to take him on a journey to the island Harri would go to with his own father when he was a child. When they miss the last ferry, Harri takes a local path on the frozen sea.

Introduction To Epilogue

dir. Indra Sproge, prod. Janis Zarzeckis, 9 min., animation, 2018, Latvia

Participated at BPF 2017

“Introduction to Epilogue” is a colourful, allegorical film about the fear of death. Life will always last a lifetime and it will always end in death. And the end will always be a new beginning.

Keyhole

dir. Juri Krutii, prod. Mika Pajunen, 17 min., fiction, 2023, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2020

As young Anastassia matures and begins making decisions for herself, the wishes of her passionate mother are left behind. Amongst such disagreements, a more serious issue rises to change everything. Ana must rely on her memories to guide her forward through grief. The story shines a light on one family’s journey through a loving relationship to an unexpected tragedy, and the hope that they must create for themselves.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Leidsin

dir. Ragne Mandri, prod. Laura García Baeza, 16 min., fiction, 2021, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2020

A little curious girl Agnes gets tangled in a life-threatening situation while following her older brother Mihkel into an abandoned house.

LIMO

dir. Tīna Zariņa, prod. Alise Ģelze, 14 min., fiction, 2023, Latvia

Participated at BPF 2022

In the near future, in a dystopian world, limousine driver Arthur transports various passengers around the center of Riga. His every move is watched by the limousine’s artificial intelligence, MO. The relationship between Arthur and MO is seemingly friendly and playful, but there is a feeling in the air that Arthur is careful not to provoke MO. However, the evening is intense and Arthur has several conflict situations with MO, so that night Arthur decides to use jokes to overwhelm the limousine’s artificial intelligence, so he can avoid activating the emotion control device.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Mia & Liki

dir. Katrin Tegova, prod. Maario Masing, 15 min., fiction, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2019

It seems the summer will last forever. Sisters Mia and Liki are taking the best out of it, but the signs something’s wrong with the parents, are disturbing their happy life. Girls perceive the changes around them, but can’t comprehend with the situation, which causes inexplicable fear and confusion.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Mirror Man

dir. Agnese Laizane, prod. Simona Klavina/FreshStep Productions Ltd, 21 min., fiction, 2013, Latvia

Participated at BPF 2013

Insecurity and shyness are the main obstacles that keep the lawyer-to-be Viks from pursuing his career and becoming as successful as he wishes to be. One day a mysterious stranger – The Mirror Man – approaches him and offers help. Viks agrees, without realising that soon enough he will completely lose control over his own life.

 

Mobius Bond

dir. Emilija Rivière, prod. Ramūnas Povilanskas, Ieva Norvilienė, Elena Rožukaitė / Tremora, 15 min., fiction, 2018, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2014

In the near-future Eastern European town, a girl gradually starts experiencing strange body symptoms, becoming the only evidence of the topology of the Universe.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Mora Mora

dir. Jurga Šeduikytė, prod. Giedrė Burokaitė/Meno avilys, 8 min., animation, 2021, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2018

Little Mora is sinking into an endless sea. What looks like a little island appears to be a floating piano – her transitory salvation. Discovering she can conjure up the wind by pressing piano keys, Mora starts a journey through a dormant world. Getting acquainted with its features and creatures, Mora looks for ways to bring it back to life.

Mothers

dir. Birutė Kapustinskaitė, prod. Rūta Petronytė, Kęstutis Drazdauskas, 15 min., fiction, 2021, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2019

It’s a story of two mothers who have to let go of each other in order to grow.

Aldona (45) is a single mother of a daughter (25) who soon will become a mother herself. Miglė, her daughter, comes to visit her on the seaside. Aldona tries to show care, but instead – starts controlling her. She wants to convince Miglė to move back to live with her – Aldona has even decorated the separate room for the baby – but instead, just pushes her away. During the night, the contractions start unexpectedly together with a new chapter – Aldona has to finally accept her solitude and let her daughter go in order to grow.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Riga's Lilac

dir. Lizete Upīte, prod. Richard Van Den Boom, 14 min., animation, 2019, Latvia, France

Participated at BPF 2016

Either it is an overconfident head of the public transportation of Riga, explaining, how we have to follow rule no. 599 and call the police on stinky people, or an elderly lady scared of smelling like an old person. Everyone has their own particular emotional overwhelm regarding a bad smell. Lizete, an amateur interviewer, is hoping to record these truthful moments.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Sauna Day

Dir.Anna Hints, Tushar Prakash, prod. Johanna Maria Paulson, Evelin Penttilä (Stellar Film), 13 min., fiction, 2024, Estonia

Participated at the BPF 2022.

Sauna Day invites you into the world of Southern Estonian men who go to the dark-intimate space of a smoke sauna after a hard day’s work. Beneath their tough exteriors lies a desire for connection, veiled in secrecy.

Scandinavian Silence

dir. Martti Helde, prod. Elina Litvinova, Helen Vinogradov, 75 min. (feature film), fiction, 2019, Estonia, Belgium, France

Participated at BPF 2013

Tom, released from prison for causing his parents car accident, is picked up by a passing car. Unexpectedly, the person behind the wheel is his sister Jenna. Coming ride through the autumn night reveals the actual events of the crime, in which Jenna was playing a central role. Seven years of accumulated anger grows into speed, which accelerates beyond words.

Skin of a Mandarin

dir. Jaanika Arum, prod. Tiina Savi / Estonia / Kartuliõis OÜ, 18 min., fiction, 2023, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2020

A sensitive story about ingrained traditions and grief follows young woman Anna, who wants to say goodbye to her mother by dressing the body for the funeral. But this act is prohibited by the funeral home rules. The film delicately explores a world in which bureaucracy, differing worldviews and divergent social norms are overcome by the empathy between strangers in a complex situation.

Snow Shelter

dir. Robertas Nevecka, prod. Giedrė Burokaitė, 16 min., animation, 2020, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2016

It is a freezing winter in a war-devastated town. A young man is banished from his own apartment by a bunch of troublesome strangers. He has to locate another shelter in an alienated society.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

SPA

dir. Ieva Šakalytė, prod. Akvilė Žilionytė-Khan, 12 min., fiction, 2024, Lithuania

Participated at the BPF 2022

Four exhausted women, who don’t know each other accidentally meet at the SPA center. There they get into uncomfortable situations, which happens to be the first step to face their personal problems. Moreover, there is a fifth character, it’s the SPA center itself, trying to be perfect, but failing.

Tell Me That You Love Me

dir. Elena Rožukaitė, prod. Ieva Norvilienė, 27 min., fiction, 2023, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2020

A love story through a process of separation.

The Butterfly Man

dir. Edina Csüllög, prod. Kristo Jürmann, Peeter Urbla / Exitfilm, 16 min., fiction, 2015, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2013

Boruslawsky’s Circus is a parallel universe where the boundaries of human capabilities are tested every night. Anselm (30), a barely noticeable guy is an assistant of Magician Ernesto. His dream is to become a magician by himself…

Watch short film on T-Port here.

The Juggler

dir. Skirmanta Jakaitė, prod. Agnė Adomėnė, 11 min., animation, 2018, Lithuania, France

Participated at BPF 2016

We live in the same house, but in different apartments, jobs, situations, beliefs, and visions; each one in our own compartment, fooling ourselves that the world is one and that it exists. Although sometimes it seems that the incomprehensible thread has almost been caught, and I am on a verge of understanding.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

The Morning After

dir. Irma Pužauskaitė, prod. Lukas Trimonis, Mike Sitnikov, 20 min., fiction, 2015, Lithuania, USA

Participated at BPF 2014

A group of friends are celebrating Jim’s birthday. Jim’s girlfriend Megan tries to help her younger sister Emma figure out what happened to her last night, but the truth becomes more than Megan can handle.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Weight of Light

dir. Anna Hints, prod. Evelin Penttilä, Johanna Maria Paulson, 19 min., 2023, fiction, Estonia

Participated at BPF 2021

When Surya, a teenage rag-picker girl, finds a discarded photo camera in a vast garbage dump yard of Delhi, she tries to secretly document the world of poverty and patriarchy she lives in. Hoping for a better future, Surya’s father Ram Kumar arranges her marriage to a wealthier man, however the groom demands a dowry, which is beyond the father’s financial reach. As he desperately tries to arrange for the dowry, Ram Kumar reaches a solution that forces Surya to turn the photo camera from a tool of self-expression into a weapon of self-defense.

 

When the Lights Go Out

dir. Jonas Trukanas, prod. Gabija Siurbytė, 13 min., fiction, 2013, Lithuania

Participated at BPF 2016

‘When the Lights Go Out’ is a fantasy film based on the personal experience of the director. Film’s timeline portrays one day at school. To protect himself from bullies, teenager Mantas creates a demon who starts interrupting his normal life. When the classmates assault Mantas and beat him up badly, the guardian demon comes ready to revenge.

Watch short film on T-Port here.

Winter In The Rainforest

dir. Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, prod. Andres Mänd, Daniel Irabien Peniche, Agnė Adomėnė, 9 min., animation, 2019, Lithuania, Estonia, Mexico

Participated at BPF 2015

In a hidden corner of the world, there is a place where all impossible dreams come true. In a rainforest, amidst lush nature fragile porcelain animals can be found. Strange white stony creatures are born in wild river streams, birds with feet like human fingers hunt for flying fish, vicious spiders catch miniature dancers into their traps…

This is a surreal world inhabited by creatures never seen before. Time here passes in a strange way moving in an unexpected paste. As the film is shot in nature the changes of light create a strange shift between the passing of time and the movement of the characters. Tropical nature, ceramic creatures, Estonian music and sounds of northern nature form a surreal world with a bizarre sensation of seeing something unknown but familiar at the same time.