Home - Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School

BFM Recognized the Best Creative and Scientific Work of the Year


For the first time this year BFM rewards notable projects in the end of the year. This year the expert commision named by BFM’s director Katrin Saks chose five projects to be showcased as the best of the best.


For managing a project involving BFM staff, students and alumni together with filmmakers from Germany and USA we acknowledge BFM alumnus and Lecturer of Montage – Madli Lääne-Metsalu. Her film debut Three August Days is an Estonian story meant for international audiences that has already peaked international interest and acknowledgement even though the success story of the film still lies ahead.

As the head of the international scientific project Perception of Russia across Eurasia: Memory, Identity and Conflicts Anastassia Zabrodskaja, BFM’s Professor of Estonian as a Second Language holds the bar of TU’s sociolinguistic competence high. Her specialization offers possibilities of cooperation among the different Schools of TU and creates new knowledge to be passed on in discussions of intense intercultural societal problems.


The project Dancing Technologies focused on the relationship of dance and technology and the opportunities created in the current timeframe through the knowledge of BFM’s choreography studies in an open and honest manner through the conference, creative work and media coverage. The project didn’t only focus on the ways to use technology in dance but also looked at the opportunity for the dancer to affect technological advancements. The investigation wasn’t used as a creative methodology but rather the investigation was an investigation and the results were presented to the public. Heili Einasto, BFM’s Lecturer of Dance Theory received the acknowledgement for the whole project team.


The exhibition Puzzle of Dreams is a unique transmedia project that involved our university, Estonian Academy of Art, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tartu Art College and freelance artists. The project won the Estonian National Museum’s Temporary Exhibition Hall’s competition and can be seen there until the 14th of January.
The project is an ambitious graduation project of the students of Alessandro Nanì, BFM’s Lecturer of Crossmedia. The project grew into an autonomous creative work that used contemporary technological solutions, was backed by an international team and that was enjoyed by people.


Art historian Heie Treier has systematically researched the connections between Louis Kahn’s artwork and the Episcopal Castle of Kuressaare with a specific method for about a decade. The social and international effect of her research was highlighted by the international science evaluation committee visiting TU in spring. Her curated Arne Maasik’s photo exhibition „Kahn. Magnum Opus“ could be seen in the Estonian Architecture Museum this summer. The committee valued both Heie Treier’s notable work so far as well as the potential of the project.