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HSFC Review
Told through the eyes of a high school teen, this film depicts the lonely reality of studying abroad layered with the spoken and unspoken nuances communicated between a mother and son.
Pinned Down
A young hijabi battles with the prejudices of society against her headscarf as she faces an internal struggle with herself, tries to navigate romance, and deals with the realities of being a teenager in a digital age.
The Humanity Test
When Vince Kaber sits for his first Humanity Test, he’s forced to grapple with whether his trauma has deepened or stripped him of his humanity.
Girl Scout Cookies
After attempting to sell cookies on their turf, two teenagers find themselves in a battle against the League of Girl Scouts, a group of evil capitalistic pre-teens who are highly skilled in combat.
High school soon-to-be graduate is trying to choose the right path for her future and and tackles the youthful confusion alongside societal expectations.
Running the Empire
A Roman runner must deliver news of the destruction of Pompeii to the Emperor.
No Human Being is Illegal
Juan Constantino is a Dreamer who witnessed the struggles of achieving the American dream. Now he gives back to a new generation of immigrants in the revitalized Indiana city of South Bend.
Sophie and Jacob
Inspired by the true story of how my great-grandparents met and fell in love as refugees from the holocaust, Sophie and Jacob is a personal testimony of the bonds of love found in a time of unimaginable suffering.
5 Years from Water
Upon retirement, Mike Danesi's dream was to build a boat to sail across the ocean. 19 years later he's still working on it, though he believes he's only 5 years away from fulfilling his dream.
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The true story of an escapee from a Victorian Asylum who returns home to find the family she meets isn’t who she hoped for.
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Films: 091319.mov; Pinned Down; The Humanity Test; Girl Scout Cookies; Power Outage; Running the Empire; No Human Being is Illegal; Sophie and Jacob; 5 Years from Water; Beth

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It is normal for people to not know what they want to do with their life, but in this case, the main character has absolutely no clue. This starts to affect all parts of her life, including her relationships and even mental health. With this movie we are trying to visualise the feeling of confusion and the pressure high schoolers have to face concerning the future and how to come to terms with it.

High School: Miina Härma Gymnasium, Tartu, Estonia

In Estonian, with English subtitles.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and are edited for length and clarity, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Heartland Film.

Film Contact:

Helena Maarja Tarro 


  • Year
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    U.S. Premiere
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Katariina Koemets
  • Screenwriter
    Helena Maarja Tarro
  • Producer
    Helena Maarja Tarro
  • Executive Producer
    Katariina Koemets
  • Cast
    Renate Murumets, Tiiu Koemets, Indrek Koemets, Kristi Kreutzberg, Inga Vainumäe