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  • Matz: Estonian Waterbird
    Matz: Estonian Waterbird

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Eliza Benina

    Short documentary about the life of a paraswimmer.

  • The Evolution of the Guard
    The Evolution of the Guard

    Original title in Estonian: "Valvuri evolutsioon"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Dora Lall

    The semester film of the BFM students is an adaptation of Talvo Pabut's novel "The Evolution of the Guard".

  • The Lemniscate
    The Lemniscate

    Original title in Estonian: "Külaline"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Teresa Väli

    Film student Teresa Väli's short film about love and friendship and the passage of time.

  • 19 Floors
    19 Floors

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Maris Kerge

    The film brings the viewer into contact with peole from different backgrounds and professions. It becomes apparent, that spacial hierarchies in the city do not correlate with its mental hierarchies.

  • A Life Dreamed, A Dream Lived
    A Life Dreamed, A Dream Lived

    Original title in Estonian: "Prangli. Ilmsi ja ulmsi"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Hõbe Ilus

    A poetic portrait about a small island.

  • A Short Story from the Big City of Sharjah
    A Short Story from the Big City of Sharjah

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Lotta Raunio

    Bangladeshi taxi driver lives in the UAE supporting his family while sacrificing his own life.

  • A Well-Kept Secret
    A Well-Kept Secret

    Original title in Estonian: "Soonlepa saladus"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Mihkel Oksmann

    Mihkel Oksmann’s thesis film tells a a story about the relationships between the people of small village.

  • Above the speed of light
    Above the speed of light

    2018 | Students film, Short | Director: Vytautas Tinteris

    Nothing can travel above the speed of light. Only the beam light of this film happened here and on the other side of the universe.

  • Actually
    Actually

    Original title in Estonian: "Tegelikult"

    2018 | Students film, Short | Director: Mart Sander

    Three people, who meet at a wayside hotel one stormy night, seem to share both past and future.

  • All About My Father
    All About My Father

    Original title in Estonian: "Kõik minu isast"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Reeli Reinaus

    First person documentary, directed by Reeli Reinaus, is portrait of her father’s life and death.

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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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