The Ottawa International Animation Festival and Canadian Film Institute
have acquired the North American video rights to all Estonian animation
films produced by the studios,Tallinnfilm, Eesti Joonisfilm, and Nukufilm.
The collection includes award winning films by Priit Parn, ("Hotel E,"
"Breakfast on the Grass," and "The Night of the Carrots"); Rao Heidmets
("Hell"); Mati Kutt ("Underground," "Smoked Spout Baked in the Sun"); Janno
Poldma ("Birthday"); Rein Raamat ("Hell"); and many more.
A five volume video set entitled "Before and After Independence: 40 Years
of Estonian Animation" will be released in the Fall of 1999. Last summer,
the Ottawa Festival also acquired the rights to the films of Polish
animator, Stefan Schabenbeck. For more information call 1-613-232-8769 or