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  • A Horse Called Palladium
    A Horse Called Palladium

    Original title: Lugu hobusest Palladium

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Ago Ruus

    Black stallion Palladium is the best Trakehner show jumping horse in Estonia and in Europe.

  • Afterhours
    Afterhours

    2006 | Amateur film | Director:

  • Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence
    Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence

    Original title: Arnold Rüütel. Lõpetamata lause

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    The documentary was finished before the presidential election in 2007; it opposes the speeches and interviews held by Arnold Rüütel during the Soviet era with the ones held during the period of Estonia regaining its independence.

  • Audition
    Audition

    Original title: Konkurss

    2006 | Students film, Short | Director: Margus Paju

  • Balance between Man and Nature
    Balance between Man and Nature

    Original title: Inimese ja looduse tasakaal

    2006 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Ago Ruus

    The project of protecting and restoring endangered species in North-West of Estonia was the initiative of European Union Life-Nature Programme.

  • Biegga Almmai
    Biegga Almmai

    2006 | Students film, Short | Director: Joonas Kolehmainen

  • Brave New World
    Brave New World

    Original title: Hea uus ilm

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey, Problem oriented | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    It's a film about consumerism, about people, who have lost themselves in a world of things.

  • Carrot of the Theatre
    Carrot of the Theatre

    Original title: Teatriporgand

    2006 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Pärtel Tall

    Snowman with a carrot nose is escaping from the Hare to the theatre.

  • Casting
    Casting

    Original title: Casting

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

    Ken Saar holds a casting call in order to find main stars for a non-existent Bollywood film, befooling the jury and the participants.

  • Cow Bargaining
    Cow Bargaining

    Original title: Lehmakauplemine

    2006 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Aivo Spitsonok

    Owners of Lanksaare Farm near Estonian-Latvian border raise Estonian native cattle; lots of energy is put into preserving this rare breed.

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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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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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