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November

2017, Feature film

Lost

1970, Feature film

The political adventure film directed by Kalju Komissarov tells about the protesting youth in Estonia in early 1970s who will become victims of...

The Eternal Road

2017, Feature film

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival.

The Spring

1969, Feature film

The first independent feature film directed by Arvo Kruusement is based on the story "The Spring" by Oskar Luts, depicting events of a school year...

The Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow

2017, Feature film

Shades, breaths, whispers, hunches, mystery - they are all fading away. Everything else seems more important.

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Marianne Kõrver

27.05.1980

Marianne Kõrver was born on May 27, 1980 in Tallinn Estonia. She is a documentary filmmaker graduated from Baltic Film and Media School...

Lana Vatsel

28.07.1981

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  • Database statistics 2016

    03.02.2017

    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..

  • Production year 2014

    07.01.2015

    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).

  • Database statistics 2014

    07.01.2015

    According to Google Analytics during 2014 the database was visited by 163 063 people who entered the database 225 642 times. 590 820 different pages were approached. In 2013 respective figures were 111 494 unic visitors, 156 393 visits and 506 296 viewed pages. During 2014 the database was visited from 152 countries.

Recognition of the Database

Eesti parim kolmanda sektori e-teenus 2015

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

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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.

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