Shorts National Competition 1

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening051501 / Shorts Rahvuslik võistlusprogramm 1
Q&A duration
Screening duration

Films

Baltic premiere

My Mother the Sea

Local title
Minu ema - meri
Original title
My Mother the Sea
Director
Aspasia Kazeli
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

My mother’s journey to eternity through my path of grief.

Director
Aspasia Kazeli
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

The Day I Killed my Mother

Local title
Päev, mil ma tapsin oma ema
Original title
Tadien Nužudžiau Savo Mama
Director
Aranya Sen
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

In the course of a single day, young Egle is confronted with her mother's suicide and is consumed by the guilt of having caused her death, all because of not being able to write one letter in the alphabet.

Director
Aranya Sen
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Me and Her

Local title
Mina ja tema
Original title
Me and Her
Director
Eldar Basmanov, Ahmed Fouad Ragab
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

Eldar is a 21-year-old Russian film student residing in Estonia after living for 18 years in Russia as a woman. His grandmother lives in a small town in Russia. Eldar is leading a double-life hiding from her that he transitioned into a man by making his voice appear more feminine during phone calls with her, and photoshopping his pictures he sends her. After Eldar gets a call from his grandmother, who is concerned about the rumours of her granddaughter posing as a man online, Eldar decides to come to his grandmother’s birthday party to address the situation.
Upon his arrival to Russia, he decides to shave his beard and put on a dress posing as his old self to avoid shocking his grandmother. Finally, when the long awaited meeting with the grandmother happens, she doesn’t suspect any changes in her granddaughter’s appearance. After a short one-on-one time with the grandmother, helping her prepare for the party, Eldar starts doubting his decision to come out.

Director
Eldar Basmanov, Ahmed Fouad Ragab
Runtime

World premiere

Uibu Talu

Local title
Uibu Talu
Original title
Uibu Talu
Director
Ívar Erik Yeoman
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

Mart is dragged by his father to meet his grandfather for the first time since he was a little boy. When the three generations meet, Mart witnesses his father change in front of the larger-than-life personality of his grandfather. Are some relationships better left cold, dead, distant?

Director
Ívar Erik Yeoman
Runtime

Baltic premiere

So(u)Ld

Local title
Müüdud hing
Original title
Müüdud hing
Director
Betra Käsper
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

This story is about Milvi, who is a lonely
pensioner living in the suburbs of Tallinn, Estonia. She’s a hoarder and having a hard time saying no to door-to-door
salesmans. One day she gets paid a visit by a young salesman of a vacuum cleaner named Paul. Despite the age difference they become friends, but as in sales business, everything isn´t as innocent as it seems. Milvi's daughter Lenna is suspecting Paul of just seeing the chance of an easy cash grab. The question is- will Milvi's pink glasses shatter into pieces or will she fall for it once again for the sake of not feeling lonely.

Director
Betra Käsper
Runtime

Sierra

Local title
Sierra
Original title
Sierra
Director
Sander Joon
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

Father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, a boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.

Director
Sander Joon
Runtime
Trailer