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mini cinema


still from Sander Joon movie "Sierra"

Garage cinema is opened: AUGUST 16-19, 12:00-20:00

Where: Raatuse 99

The garage cinema is powered by Tartu Elektriteater.

Welcome to the concrete jungle, where Garage Wave sets the beat. It's hot, it's dark, it's stuffy, but thank god, it's short. These five animated films may not transport you out of the Soviet blocks, but they'll reveal the hidden beauty within. Buckle up and embrace the ride!



  • Sierra by Sander Joon, 2022 (Estonia):  A father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, the boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.

  • Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov, 2019 (Ukraine): Deep love has finally happened in Ukraine.

  • Urbanimation by Hardi Volmer, Urmas Jõemees, 2016 (Estonia): A poetic portrayal of the evolution, devolution, ageing and constant regeneration of an anonymous city sphere. Music draws rhythmic structures from architectonic cadences. A hyperlapse brings static matter to life, awakening it from its sleep.

  • Fest by Nikita Diakur, 2018 (Germany): Drone. Stunt. Rave.

  • To Thy Heart by Ewa Borysewicz, 2013 (Poland): There’s a candy bubble gum, there’s a swing, so there must be love as well – somewhere. A story of affection ending in bitter disappointment, echoing through a tower block estate.

    * Name of the cinema - “Garage Wave” is a reference to The New Wave. 


Kamila Kucíková is a graduate from the Animation Department at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Since the completion of her studies in 2018 she has been teaching Animation History at her alma mater. Additionally for the past 8 years she has been working as an animation curator for PÖFF Shorts and, because there is never enough animation matter in one's life, has collaborated on multiple other cultural events involving short animated films.

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