Nine new productions to celebrate 100 Anniversary of Estonian RepublicAll films »

Nine new productions to celebrate 100 Anniversary of Estonian Republic

These 9 film are in production and will be released between March 2018 and Febryary 2019

Documentary films about world famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt All films »

Documentary films about world famous  Estonian composer Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

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

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

Class Reunion

2016, Feature film

It’s been 25 years since graduation and three friends are headed to their big class reunion. On the night before the reunion, the guys go out to...

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...

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...

Rodeo - Taming a Wild Country

2017, Documentary

Estonian-Finnish co-production tells of the first years of independence as the country travelled towards capitalism and out of the Soviet past

The Singing Revolution

2006, Documentary

American film directors James Trusty and Maureen Castle Tusty regard Estonian Singing Revolution as the turning point of European history.

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Mart Taniel


Mart Taniel was born on August 11, 1976 and graduated from Tallinn University and FAMU Film School in Prague as director of photography. He is an...

Henn Eller

15.11.1942 - 05.07.2005

Heli Speek


Rasmus Merivoo


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  • Database statistics 2016


    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


    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


    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.

  • Welcome to the Estonian Film Database


    The first Estonian film was shot and released in 1912. This web-based filmography, opened at the end of 2012, covers most of the works made during one hundred years of film production in Estonia. The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database (Project Manager Reet Sokmann, Editor-in-Chief Hagi Shein).
    During the first stage of development full entries of all feature films produced during 100 years and also film chronicles for the period 1912-1940 were completed. The database will be fully elaborated during 2013-2017, but already now the basic information about 15 000 films and newsreels, 6000 filmmakers and more than 200 Estonian film production companies is made available.
    Database is step-by-step translated into English. We started from translation of the synopsysis of all full-lenght movies what are already available. The translation of keywords is in progress.

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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