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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...

40th anniversary of Kohtla-Järve Oil Shale Industry

1957, Newsreels

Socialist competition of Kohtla-Järve Oil Shale Industry in honor of the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution.

Into Oblivion

2022, Students film

While Death is not a goldfish and can not grant people their three wishes, he definitely can be helpful conquering the difficulties in one's life.

Mehed ei nuta

1968, TV feature

Andrus's Happiness

1955, Feature film

Feature film by Herbert Rappaport based on the novel "The Captains" by Hans Leberecht.

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  • Mälestame ja mäletame

    19.06.2024

    Langetame leinas pea – lahkunud on meie peatoimetaja Hagi Šein.
    https://www.efis.ee/et/filmitegijad/inimene/id/3211
    Eesti Filmi Andmebaasi toimetus

  • Database statistics 2021

    12.02.2022

    In 2021 the database was visited by 384 116 people 561 913 times, (561 913 were new visitors) and 1 233 420 pages were approached.

  • Database statistics 2020

    12.02.2021

    In 2020 the database was visited by 495 807 people 741 306 times, (482 564 were new visitors) and 1 637 679 pages were approached. 90,4% of visitors were from Estonia and 9,6% from 171 foreign countries. 55,6% used a mobile phone, 44,5% a computer and 2,3% a laptop.

  • Autocomplete search launched in Database

    16.07.2019

    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

    30.04.2019

    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..

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