Uniqueness of the festival:

The emphasis on inclusivity, providing equal opportunities for participation to individuals with diverse experiences, ages, professions, and social backgrounds from Estonia and around the world. This will enable the support of new talents who may not have access to traditional platforms within the film industry.

Festival Objectives:

  • Encouraging new talents in cinematography, regardless of their age and professional experience.
  • Creating a platform for the exchange of experiences and ideas between emerging filmmakers and industry professionals.
  • Promoting the use of new technologies in cinema, including artificial intelligence.
  • Stimulating cultural exchange.


  • First International Short Film
  • First Estonia Short Film
  • First International & Estonia Short Film: Teachers as Authors | For films created by teachers of kindergartens, schools, colleges, and universities, where the teacher is the author of the film
  • First International & Estonia Short Film: Teachers as Producers | For films created by children from kindergartens, schools, and colleges under the guidance of a teacher from that institution, where the teacher serves as the film’s producer
  • International & Estonia Short Film submissions by teenage filmmakers aged 14-18
  • International & Estonia Short Film Incorporating AI Technology

Jury and Awards:

  • All films selected for the program will be honored with diplomas and laurels.
  • The top three films in each category will receive valuable prizes.


Panel discussions and masterclasses, along with additional events, take place at the Creative Space studio located at Soo 4, 10414 Tallinn, Estonia.

Screenings of competition films will be held at the Apollo cinema.

Films must be submitted via the filmfreeway.com online screener only: