Estonia Announces First National Film and Television Awards Winners


    TALLINN: The Days that Confused by Triin Ruumet was awarded best feature film at the first edition of Estonia’s National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. The Land of Love by Liivo Niglas was awarded best documentary. 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, which will become annual, was organised with the support of the EstonianFilm 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:

    The Days that Confused / Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse
    Directed by Triin Ruumet
    Produced by Kinosaurus Film

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

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

    Best Animated Film:
    Empty Space I Tühi ruum
    Directed by Ülo Pikkov
    Produced by Nukufilm

    Best Cinematographer:
    Sten-Johan Lill for The Days that Confused

    Best Director:
    Triin Ruumet for The Days that Confused

    Best Screenplay:
    Livia Ulman and Andris Feldmanis for Pretenders / Teesklejad
    Directed by Vallo Toomla
    Produced by Amrion

    Best Actress:
    Tiina Mälberg for Mother / Ema
    Directed by Kadri Kõusaar
    Produced by Meteoriit

    Best Actor:
    Hendrik Toompere Jr. for The Days that Confused

    Best Sound Editor:
    Matis Rei for The Days that Confused

    Best Art Director/Set Designer:
    Jaagup Roomet for Polar Boy
    Directed by Anu Aun
    Produced by Luxfilm

    Best Editor:
    Hendrik Mägar for The Days that Confused


    Best Documentary Programme:
    Estonian Stories / Eesti lood (EstonianPublic Broadcasting)

    Best TV Series:
    ESSR / ENSV (EstonianPublic Broadcasting)

    Best Information Programme:
    The Witness / Pealtnägija (EstonianPublic Broadcasting)

    Best New Programme:
    Roald’s Week / Roaldi nädal (Kanal 2)

    Best Entertainment Show:
    Your Face Sounds Familiar / Su nägu kõlab tuttavalt (TV3)

    Best Director:
    Ove Musting for Estonian Song (EstonianPublic Broadcasting)

    Best Actress:
    Helene Vannari for ESSR / ENSV

    Best Actor:
    Argo Aadli for ESSR / ENSV

    Best Female TV Host:
    Anu Välba for Morning with Anu (EstonianPublic Broadcasting)

    Best Male TV Host:
    Joonas Hellerma for The Tin Drum (EstonianPublic Broadcasting)

    Best Editor:
    Mihkel Kärmas for The Witness (EstonianPublic Broadcasting)

    Best Cinematography:
    Margus Malm for Your Face Sounds Familiar (TV3)