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    2010 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Chris Kraus

    The feature film directed by German filmmaker Chris Kraus has been inspired by the memoirs of the director's great aunt of Baltic German origin, Oda Schaefer, where she talks about her youth in Estonia directly before the World War 1.

  • Memories Denied
    Memories Denied

    Original title: Tõrjutud mäletused

    2005 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Imbi Paju

  • The Penguin Parade
    The Penguin Parade

    Original title: Pingviinide paraad

    2002 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt, Julia Pihlak

    A story about a young man who in an absurd situation insists on remaining a human being as if he still belived in happy solutions.

  • The War After War
    The War After War

    Original title of the film "Sõda pärast sõda"

    2002 | Documentary | Director: Peeter Simm

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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