Veiko Õunpuu’s The Last Ones wins grand prize at Estonian Film and TV Awards 2021

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– Documentary by young Colombian director Carlos Lesmes A loss of something never felt won the prestigious Awards for Best Documentary and Best Editing

The last director Veiko Õunpuu during the awards ceremony (© Siim Lõvi / ERR)

On September 17, at a special gala ceremony held in Tallinn, the winners of the Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA) have been announced. The distinctions, created in 2017, aim to honor the achievements of national cinema and television and are organized by the Estonian Film Institute, the Estonia Cultural Endowment, national broadcaster BE MISTAKEN, Elisa and Telia.

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This year the event saw the triumph of Veiko Õunpuu‘s The last [+see also:
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, winner of four distinctions (Best Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Photography). An Estonian-Dutch-Finnish co-production, the drama takes place in a Lapp village and follows Rupi, a tough young miner who is quietly in love with his friend’s wife, Riita.

It was also a great evening for the young Colombian director. Carlos Lesmes. A former student of the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, with his documentary A loss of something never felt [+see also:
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, it managed to win two prestigious awards: Best Documentary Film and Best Editing. The film, which premiered at Hot Docs last year, has been described as an “emotional journey through tangled family relationships, brotherly obligation, a mother’s desperation and love mixed with political winds. turbulent that blow over Colombia today “.

Other gongs went to Husband Lill, who won the Best Actress Award for Bloody Family Film Kratt [+see also:
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; Lauri Randla, who wrote the screenplay for Goodbye Soviet Union [+see also:
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(which he also directed); and The stork through Morten TÅ¡inakov and Lucija Mrzljak, which came out on top in the Best Animated Feature category.

Here is the list of the main winners:

Best fiction film
The last [+see also:
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interview: Veiko Õunpuu
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РVeiko ̥unpuu (Estonia / Finland / Netherlands)

Best Documentary Film
A loss of something never felt [+see also:
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– Carlos Lesmes (Estonia / Colombia / Sweden)

Best animated film
The stork Morten TÅ¡inakov, Lucija Mrzljak

Best short film
Kilpkonn ja jänes lo Pikkov

Best actress
Husband Lill – Kratt [+see also:
film review
interview: Rasmus Merivoo
film profile
]

Best actor
Tommi Korpela – The last

Best director
Veiko ̥unpuu РThe last

Best scenario
Lauri Randla – Goodbye Soviet Union [+see also:
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interview: Lauri Randla
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]
(Estonia / Finland)

Best photography
Sten-Johan Lill – The last

Best composer
Timo Steiner lo Sooster. The man who was drying a Napkin Im tit blows

Best production design
Eugene Tamberg – On the water [+see also:
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interview: Peeter Simm
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Best sound
Külli Tüli, Fred Jüssi, Henri Kuus, Horret Kuus – Fred Jüssi. The beauty of being

Best Editing
Hendrik Mägar – A loss of something never felt

Best Costumes
Liis Plato – Rain [+see also:
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Filmmaker of the Year
Kaire Hendrikson (makeup artist)

BEST TV SERIES
EnsV – Marko Piirsoo

Best Television Actress
Epp Eespäev Valgus ja varjus

Best Television Actor
Kaspar Velberg Tulejoonel

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