Lembri Uudu

2017 / Documentary / 25 min / B&W / 1,78:1 / stereo 

Till Estonia's re-independence in 1991, Pähkla village in Saaremaa had a kolkhoz which provided jobs for all the villagers. Lembri Uudu also worked in a kolkhoz as a tractor driver. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the kolkhoz was disbanded, most of Pähkla's villagers lost their jobs and Uudu died. But sometimes it happens that person’s real vital force arises after his death. Lembri Uudu died at such a right time that he became a hero who still gives villagers the power to live and keeps the kolkhoz united.
Director: Eeva Mägi
Scriptwriter: Eeva Mägi
Director of Photography: Heiko Sikka
Sound: Tanel Kadalipp
Editor: Jette-Krõõt Keedus
Script Editor: Liis Nimik
Producer: Edina Csüllög, Liis Nimik

World Premiere 2017 DokLeipzig

Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment, 2018, Eeva Mägi - Young Film Maker Award / 
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, UK 2018 International Competition - Winner Unconventional Storytelling / 
PerSo - Perugia Social Film Festival, Italy 2018, PerSo Short Award Competition - Best Short Film / 
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czechia 2018, Silver Eye Award - Special mention / 
Eindhoven Film Festival, the Netherlands 2018 - Grand Jury Award /
MEDIAWAVE – “ANOTHER CONNECTION” International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary - Best Experimental Movie /

DOK LEIPZIG - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany 2018 /
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018, Program: European Shorts Competition / 
PÖFF Shorts 2018 / 

EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards, Estonia 2018, Categories: Short Film; Composer /
GO SHORT - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands 2018, International Competition / 
Baltic Frames Film Festival, Denmark 2018 / 
Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia 2018 /
Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l Film Festival, Brazil 2018
CINEAST - Central and Eastern European Film Festival (Luxembourg), 2018, Short Documentary Competition /
ndiecork (Cork, Ireland), 2018, International Competition / 
Tirana International Film Festival, Albania 2018 / 
START International Short Film Festival, Azerbaijan /

“Cinema Verite” Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Iran /