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 »

Documentary films about world famous  Estonian composer Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt
composer

Estonian filmidirector Dorian Supin has followed and reflected the universe of Arvo Pärt since 1978.

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 »

Get acquainted: documentary film director Aljona Suržikova

Aljona Suržikova
documentary maker

Estonian filmidirector Aljona Suržikova tells remarkable stories about russian people in Estonia.

Most viewed films

November

2017, Feature film

1944

2015, Feature film

The film tells about the events during the war of 1944 in Estonia, viewed by the Estonians fighting at the Red Army and German Army.

The Stone of Blood

1972, Feature film

The adventure film directed by Madis Ojamaa is based on a historical fact from the "Livonian Chronicles" by Balthasar Russow, telling about the...

The Days That Confused

2016, Feature film

The Days that Confused is a story of a young man trying to make sense of life in the summer heat of late 1990s in Estonia.

Names in Marble

2002, Feature film

The debut film by director Elmo Nüganen is based on the novel "Names in Marble" by Albert Kivikas. The film is a patriotic war drama telling the...

Most viewed people

Jaana Jüris

22.02.1969

Ita Ever

01.04.1931

Kaljo Kiisk

03.12.1925 - 20.09.2007

Aarne Üksküla

21.09.1937

Silvia Mere

27.11.1921

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Database news

  • 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).

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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