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  • Counterpoint
    Counterpoint

    Original title (in Estonian): "Kontrapunkt"

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Tõnis Pill

    BA Film Arts II year student film “Counterpoint” is a story about a former violin player who, due to an accident is now in a wheelchair and unable to play.

  • Cutting Through
    Cutting Through

    Original title: Läbilõikamine. Meie maailm, 10/12

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ove Musting

  • Dearest Sister
    Dearest Sister

    Original title in Lao: Nong Hak

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mattie Do

    A Lao village girl’s only chance of escaping indentured poverty is to manipulate her wealthy cousin’s illness into dependence.

  • Destination To Be Happy
    Destination To Be Happy

    Original title: Sihtpunkt - olla õnnelik

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kertu Köösel

    This documentary tells the story of two men, Rain and Andres who are constantly on the search of self fulfilment and happiness. On their searches they have gone through many experiences which allows them to make others happy as well.The phrase giving is better than receiving was made for personalizing them.

  • Doktor Silva
    Doktor Silva

    2016 | TV Serial, TV3 Serial | Director: Ergo Kuld

  • Eat me!
    Eat me!

    2016 | Students film, Music video | Director: Ilina Perianova

    Human’s relationship to food, its contents and food waste.

  • Eesti küla Ghanas
    Eesti küla Ghanas

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kalle Käesel

  • Empty Space
    Empty Space

    Original title: Tühi ruum

    2016 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    Documentary-based animation about a dream that eventually comes true in a film.

  • Fading beauty
    Fading beauty

    Original title (in Estonian): "Üürike ilu"

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Tormi Torop

    This film tells a story about the brutality of honest love - soft version - maybe.

  • Family Lies
    Family Lies

    Original title: Perekonnavaled

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik, Manfred Vainokivi

    “Family Lies” by Valentin Kuik and Manfred Vainokivi is a relationship drama about elephants in the bedroom and skeletons in the closet, about small and big deceptions, half-truths and set-ups that can be found in every family’s secret chronicles.

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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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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