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STELLAR FILM

ESTONIA 

COMPANY PROFILE

Stellar Film is one of the leading production companies in Estonia, established in 2015 and run by Evelin Penttilä and Johanna Maria Paulson. Our films have been shown at numerous festivals around the world, such as TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs, Palm Springs IFF, Black Nights IFF, Cameraimage IFF, Fantastic Fest and many others. Our goal is to tell encouraging and inspiring stories that are spiced with witty humor but at the same time do not shy away from depicting the tragedies of life. We aim at bringing Estonian talent to the world, but also participating in intriguing international films.

CONTACT

EVELIN PENTTILA 

Producer

https://www.stellar.ee/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS

 

THE MISSILE 2024

Format: Feature Film 

Director:          Miia Tervo

Premiered at Göteborg FF (Göteborg, Sweden) 2024

THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT 2024

Format: Short Film 

Director:          Anna Hints

Won the Baltic Producers Media Award at Baltic Pitching Forum 2021 (Vilnius, Lithuania). Premiered at

Tampere FF (Tampere, Finland) 2024: International Competition

HIT BIG 2022

Format: Feature Film 

Director:          J.P. Valkeapää

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Eesti) 2022: Official Selection – Competition

DEAR PASSENGERS 2022

Format: Short Experimental Film 

Director:          Madli Lääne

Premiered at Palm Springs International Short Fest (California, USA) 2022. Has participated in more than

10 festivals, among them Aspen 32. Shortfest (Colorado, USA) 2023, Busan International FF (South Korea)

2023 (Special Mention of the Jury). Won the Best Baltic Short Film award at the 27th Riga International Short

FF 2ANNAS (Riga, Latvia) 2023 and Best Short Film award at Estonian Film and Television Awards

(Tallinn, Estonia) 2023.

THE SLEEPING BEAST 2022

Format: Feature Film 

Director:          Jaak Kilmi

Has Participated at more than 15 festivals among them: Giffoni FF (Naples, Italy) 2022 and GOA –

International FF of India 2022: World Panorama. Won the award of the Junior Jury at SCHLINGEL FF in

2022, Audience awards at Filem’On FF in 2022, Best Feature Film at JUNIORFEST in 2022, Audio-visual

arts annual award From the Cultural Endowment of Estonia in 2023. Was nominated at EFTA for 8 different

categories and won the best scriptwriter and best editor award.

FOR TOMORROW PARADISE ARRIVES 2021

Format: Short Documentary 

Director:          Anna Hints

Has Participated in more than 5 festivals among them Love & Anarchy FF (Helsinki, Finland) 2021 and

Hot Docs Shorts (USA) 2022.

HELENE 2020

Format: Feature Film

Director:          Antti Jokinen

Premiered at Shanghai FF in 2020 and won the Cameraimage Silver Frog Award in 2020.

MARIA'S PARADISE 2019

Format: Feature Film

Director:           Zaida Bergroth

Participated in Toronto International FF in 2019

BAD HAIR 2019

Format: Short Film 

Genre:              Horror

Director:          Oskar Lehemaa

Screenplay:     Oskar Lehemaa

Participated in more than 60 festivals among them: Sundance FF (USA) 2020, Tampere FF (Finland)

2020 and BIFAN – Bucheon International Fantastic FF (South Korea) 2020. Has won 10 awards, among

them the Silver Méliés award at HÕFF 2019; Gold medal at Fantasia (Montreal, Canada) 2019; Best Short Film at Fantastic Fest (Austin, USA) 2019

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