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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...


1973, Feature film

The film directed by Leida Laius is based on the novel "Ukuaru" by Veera Saar, telling about a young woman who has to make choices in the name of...

On The Water

2020, Feature film

The film talks about boyhood, friendship, first love, loss of loved ones, self-discovery, and coming of age. Despite the brutality and tragedy, it...

Truth or Justice

2019, Feature film

Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs...

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29.01.1951 - 06.01.2022

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14.01.1918 - 27.07.2015

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  • Autocomplete search launched in Database


    The autocomplete search function was launched recently in the database. It will take some time since the searching results will completely direct you to the English version. Please excuse us for temporary discomfort. We will fix it as soon as possible.

  • Database statistics 2018


    The usage of database is growing year by year. In 2018 323 970 people from 170 countries visited the database, 88% of visitors were from Estonia and 12% from foreign countries (largest number from Finland, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Russia and France). In comparison with 2017 the number of visitors was 3,7% higher. The page was visited 424,5 thousand times (+6,7% in comparison with 2107) and the number of visited pages was 936,8 thousand (+5,5%). More detailed statistics is available from here..

  • 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.

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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