Estonian Film Centennial Begins in Tartu


    {mosimage}TALLINN: The 100th anniversary of Estonian film launched on 6 January in Tartu, the birthplace of the first national film director Johannes Paasuke whose first documentary was the now-lost Utotchkin Flying in Tartu on April 14 and 15, 1912. Paasuke also directed the first Estonian feature film, The Parnu County Bear Hunt, in 1914. He was a major documentary of life in Estonia, both through on film and still photographs, many of which will be featured at the centennial events.

    The yearlong celebration will include festivals, film screenings at the National Museum, and exhibitions. Further information is available at www.ef100.ee .