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Film Studies

Almost full bibliography of publications in Film Studies written by Estonian authors in Estonian is available from here. Just a few of them (see below) are written or translated into English. 

Doctoral Theseses

Maimets-Volt, Kaire (2009). Mediating the 'idea of One': Arvo Pärt's pre-existing music in film.  Doctoral thesis. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. 

Näripea, Eva (2011). Estonian Cinescapes: Spaces, Places and Sites in Soviet Estonian Cinema (and Beyond). Doctoral thesis. PDF. Estonian Art Academy. 

Master Theseses

Serka, Helen-Sanchez (2013). The internationalization of Estonian film : production through international collaboration. Master Thesis. Advisor: Annukka Jyrämä. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre: Cultural Management and Humanities Department. 

Siu See Mei (2013). Lost and Found: Urban and Rural Spaces in Contemporary Estonian Cinema. Master’s Thesis (PDF). Supervisor: Dr. Eva Näripea. University College London: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of Tartu: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education: Centre for Baltic Studies. 

Bachelor Theseses

Cernovaite, Olga (2009). Classification of contemporary Finnish documentaries and exploration of their distinctive features. Bachelor Thesis. Advisor: Jarmo Valkola. Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School.

Books and other publications

Maimik, Andres (1999). Estonian film (Web-publication). Estonian Institute.

Robinson, Chris J. (2003). Between genius and utter illiteracy: a story of Estonian animation. Tallin: Varrak, Tartu:Greif.

Mediating culture through film: conversations and reflections on filmmaking at Tartu Worldfilm Festival (2008). Edited by Pille Runnel. Tartu : Estonian National Museum: NGO Worldfilm Society. Tartu: Bookmill. 

Pikkov, Ülo (2010). Animasophy: theoretical writings on the animated film. Translated by Eva Näripea. Tallinn: Eestonian Art Academy.

Estonian Film (Web-publication, 2013). Editor-in-chief Eda Koppel. Tallinn: Estonian Film Institut. 

Pikkov, Ülo (2013). Surrealist Sources of Eastern European Animation Film. Baltic Screen Media Review, volume 1. Tallinn University: Baltic Film and Media School. 

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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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