Inspiration (1975). The XVIII Estonian Song Festival held at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds on the 35th anniversary of Estonian SSR is depicted as an inspirational source for the birth of a painting which takes place under the eyes of the viewers. Documented frames and animation are combined in this film.
Elbert Tuganov (1920–2007) is known as the father of Estonian animation. Tuganov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan to an Estonian mother and an Ossetian father. After years spent in Germany, he settled in Estonia. In 1946, he joined Tallinnfilm studio where he drew and painted titles and credit sequences. It was years later when he put a start to the puppet animation division today known as Nukufilm and directed his first puppet film Little Peter’s Dream in 1958. In total, Tuganov directed nearly 40 animated films. Read more about his life and creative journey here.