Welcome to the festival blog 2017 March 15, 2017

Liina Rajaveer, Tiina Klooster, Oliver Issak

In less than a week, Tartu will yet again spend some time in the rhythm of the Worldfilm Festival. This year’s festival will bring a slightly different vibe, because all the screenings and discussions will take place in the fascinating new building of the Estonian National Museum! As always, the main topics of the festival are timely and the documentaries will offer interesting insights and food for thought on the experiences of being human in different societies around the world.

For the first time, the Worldfilm Festival will also become a part of the museum exposition - during the festival, there will be a special showroom with 8 movies from the festival looping throughout the day at the permanent exhibition “Encounters”. Another exciting event will be the screening of “Journey to Aleppo” on Tuesday, which will be followed by a debate “Villains and heros – how to find the right way through the information maze?". On Thursday afternoon, visitors will have the chance to participate in a game on values, led by the Estonian Refugee Council.

One of the charms of the Worldfilm Festival has always been the encounters after the screenings that provoke thought. One way to express and discuss the impressions is right here, in the festival blog. This year, the three of us - Liina, Tiina and Oliver, will commit to the task of making it work. With this post, we want to give you a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming week and a half.

The festival blog will be a place where the the viewers’, organisers’ and filmmakers’ impressions get together. Their emotions and opinions will become blog posts in the form of reviews, enjoyable interviews, and shorter reportages. During the week, we will peek behind the scenes, talk to filmmakers from near and far and try to get the organisers share their experiences in the new festival environment.

Everything inspired by the festival - may it be poetry, brush strokes or something else - is highly welcome! If your thoughts take flight and you feel like sharing them, do not hesitate to contact us!

Take a look at the programme.