Estonia Launches National Film and TV Awards

    Polar Boy by Anu Aun Polar Boy by Anu Aun

    TALLINN: Estonia will launch its first joint National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. A total of 24 categories will be presented, including 12 for film.

    Several specialised film and TV prizes have been launched in Estonia over the years, but the country has lacked a unified annual prize until now.

    Two 21-person juries selected the nominees from among a total of 244 persons and teams.

    The event is organised with the support of the Estonian Film Institute, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Baltics’ largest private media group Eesti Meedia.



    Best Feature Film:

    Polar Boy / Polaarpoiss
    Directed by Anu Aun
    Produced by Luxfilm

    The Days that Confused / Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse
    Directed by Triin Ruumet
    Produced by Kinosaurus Film
    Pretenders / Teesklejad
    Directed by Vallo Toomla
    Produced by Amrion

    Best Documentary:
    The Land of Love / Armastuse maa
    Directed by Liivo Niglas
    Produced by F-seitse

    Directed by Lauri Lippmaa and Aivar Valdre
    Produced by Kopli Kinokompanii

    Come Back Free / Tule tagasi vabana
    Directed by Ksenia Okhapkina
    Produced by Vesilind

    Best Short Film or Short Documentary:
    A Fragile World / Habras maailm
    Directed by Ants Tammik
    Produced by Vesilind

    Directed by Lauri Randla
    Produced by Exitfilm

    They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music / Räägitakse, et tomatid armastavad rokkmuusikat Directed by Janno Jürgens
    Produced by Alasti Kino

    Best Animated Film:
    Full House / Täismaja
    Directed by Kristjan Holm
    Produced by Eesti Joonisfilm

    Empty Space I Tühi ruum
    Directed by Ülo Pikkov
    Produced by Nukufilm

    Directed by Hardi Volmer and Urmas Jõemees
    Produced by Voldik

    Best Cinematographer:
    Erik Põllumaa for Pretenders
    Heiko Sikka for Polar Boy
    Sten-Johan Lill for The Days that Confused

    Best Director:
    Anu Aun for Polar Boy / Polaarpoiss
    Triin Ruumet for The Days that Confused
    Vallo Toomla for Pretenders

    Best Screenplay:
    Leana Jalukse for Mother / Ema
    Directed by Kadri Kõusaar
    Produced by Aet Laigu, Meteoriit
    Livia Ulman and Andris Feldmanis for Pretenders
    Triin Ruumet and Greta Varts for The Days that Confused

    Best Actress:
    Jaanika Arum for Polar Boy
    Mirtel Pohla for Pretenders
    Tiina Mälberg for Mother

    Best Actor:
    Hendrik Toompere Jr. for The Days that Confused
    Priit Võigemast for Pretenders
    Roland Laos for Polar Boy

    Best Sound Editor:
    Horret Kuus for Mother
    Horret Kuus for Polar Boy
    Matis Rei for The Days that Confused

    Best Art Director/Set Designer:
    Eva-Maria Gramakovski for Pretenders
    Jaagup Roomet for Polar Boy
    Matis Mäesalu for The Days that Confused

    Best Editor:
    Hendrik Mägar for The Days that Confused
    Margo Siimon for Polar Boy
    Tambet Tasuja for Mother


    Best Documentary Programme:
    Estonian Stories / Eesti lood (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Our People / Meie inimesed (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Ozone / Osoon (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Rocket 69 / Rakett 69 (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Roald’s Week / Roaldi nädal (Kanal 2)

    Best TV Series:
    ESSR / ENSV (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Hot Trail / Kuum jälg (Kanal 2)
    The Vengeance Bureau / Kättemaksukontor (TV3)
    Under the Clouds / Pilvede all (Kanal 2)
    Happy Str. 13 / Õnne 13 (Estonian Public Broadcasting)

    Best Information Programme:
    Aktuaalne kaamera (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    The Witness / Pealtnägija (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    The Tin Drum / Plekktrumm (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Radar (Kanal 2)
    Foreign World / Välisilm (Estonian Public Broadcasting)

    Best New Programme:
    Heureka (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    On the Trails of a Lost Civilization / Kadunud tsivilisatsiooni jälgedes (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Our World / Meie maailm (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Roald’s Week / Roaldi nädal (Kanal 2)
    The Big Comedy Night / Suur komöödiaõhtu (Kanal 2)

    Best Entertainment Show:
    Estonian Song / Eesti laul (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Morning with Anu / Hommik Anuga (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Classical Music Stars / Klassikatähed (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Newsreel / Ringvaade (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Your Face Sounds Familiar / Su nägu kõlab tuttavalt (TV3)

    Best Director:
    Ain Prosa for The Vengeance Bureau
    Eva-Katariina Taimre for Estonian Song / Eesti laul
    Ove Musting for Estonian Song
    Marianne Kõrver for Roald’s Week / Roaldi nädal
    Ülle Õun for Mi, Classical Music Stars / Klassikatähed

    Best Actress:
    Elisabet Reinsalu for Under the Clouds
    Helene Vannari for ESSR
    Helgi Sallo for Happy Str. 13
    Luule Komissarov for Happy Str. 13
    Merle Palmiste for Hot Trail

    Best Actor:
    Argo Aadli for ESSR
    Harry Kõrvits for Girl Next Door / Naabriplika (Kanal 2)
    Mait Malmsten for ESSR
    Raivo E. Tamm for ESSR
    Tõnu Oja for Moms and Dads / Papad mammad (TV3)

    Best Female TV Host:
    Anu Välba for Morning with Anu
    Astrid Kannel for Foreign World
    Grete Lõbu for Newsreel
    Margit Kilumets for OP (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Tuuli Roosma for The Secrets / Saladused (Kanal 2)

    Best Male TV Host:
    Joonas Hellerma for The Tin Drum
    Kristjan Jõekalda for Weekend with Kanal2 / Nädalalõpp Kanal2ga  (Kanal 2)
    Margus Saar for Being Self / Iseolemine, Aktuaalne kaamera (ERR) (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Marko Reikop for Newsreel
    Urmas Vaino for Terevisioon (Estonian Public Broadcasting)

    Best Editor:
    Anna Gavronski for The Witness
    Indrek Treufeldt for Dialogue / Kahekõne (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
    Kajar Kase for Newsreel
    Mihkel Kärmas for The Witness
    Marii Karell for Radar (Kanal 2)

    Best Cinematography:
    Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi for Classical Music Stars
    Margus Malm for Your Face Sounds Familiar
    Raul Priks for Your Face Sounds Familiar
    Raul Priks Estonian Song
    Tauno Sirel Your Face Sounds Familiar