The Database suggests: movies featuring Estonian historyAll films »
Estonian and international audiences have always been keen on Estonian historical films. Here you could find the most outstanding production of Estonian full length feature films done during last 15 years and regarding the Estonian history.
Documentary films about world famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt All films »
The Database suggests: Estonian full length movies produced in 2016All films »
During 2016 altogether 9 movies were released in Estonia. Among the directors are: Kadri Kõusaar, Toomas Hussar, Triin Ruumet, Taneli Mustonen, Rene Vilbre, Valentin Kuik, Manfred Vainokivi, Anu Aun and Kristijonas Vildžiūnas,
The Database suggests: a selection of the latest documentariesAll films »
The number of documentaries produced annually in Estonia is about 20-25. They are depicting the actual issues, concerns, problems and challenges the society, culture and people are facing in their everyday life.
Get acquainted: documentary film director Aljona SuržikovaAll films »
Estonian filmidirector Aljona Suržikova tells remarkable stories about russian people in Estonia.
Estonian film history by periods
The usage of database is growing year by year. In 2016 272 000 people visited the database what was 21% more than in 2015. More detailed statistics is available from here..
In all 105 films were produced (and respective entries were opened in the database) during 2014: 5 full-lenght movies, 3 short movies, 27 documentaries, 9 animation films and 62 students films (30 short films and 13 documentaries among them).
Recognition of the Database
Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015
Contact and commitments
We will be glad to assist you if you would have any questions or need for help regarding Estonian film heritage.
Estonian Film Database (EFDB)
The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.
How to obtain a film copy
Please find an instruction how to obtain a copy of a film or newsreel for personal use from here.