A selection of nine ironic, funny and suitable for all ages short films, chosen from the prolific archive of the Estonian Academy of Arts – Animation Department where, since 2007, entire generations of animators from all over the world have been learning the art of animation under the aegis of the award-winning master Priit Pärn.
Established in 1914, the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is the only public university in Estonia providing higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, and conservation.
The Department of Animation was established in 2006, and since 2007 it has offered a two-year MA in Animation curricula. The main goal of the programme is to educate creators of animated films. The further aim is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form.
As our master students come from very different parts of the world and have different educational backgrounds we try to encourage their individual approach to filmmaking. The films vary from narrative to more experimental. Most of the works are executed in traditional 2D or stop motion techniques. Recently we have started to offer more thorough CGI courses.
EKA students’ animations have won more than 135 awards at international animation and short film festivals.
Project Manager – EKA Department of Animation