Home » Film Collections » Estonian Filmjournalists Union award "Neitsi Maali" for the best film of the year (1993-2017

Estonian Filmjournalists Union award "Neitsi Maali" for the best film of the year (1993-2017

2017 - fiction "November" (D: Rainer Sarnet)
2016 -
fiction "The Days That Confused" (D: Triin Ruumet)
2015 - animation "The Master" (D: Riho Unt) 
- fiction "In the Crosswind" (D: Martti Helde)
- fiction "Tangerines", Georgia-Estonia co-production (D: Zaza Urushadze)
 - documentary "The Russians on Crow Island" (D: Sulev Keedus) and fiction "Mushrooming" (D:Toomas Hussar)
2011 - documentary "The new world"  (D: Jaan Tootsen)
2010 - Animation “Sky Song” (D: Mati Kütt)
2009 - fiction “The Temptation of St. Tony” (D:Veiko Õunpuu)
2008 - documentary “The Kings of the Time” (D: Mait Laas)
200- fiction  mängufilm “Autumn Ball” (D: Veiko Õunpuu) and documentary “Jonathan from Australia” (D: Sulev Keedus)
2006 - fiction  mängufilm “Empty” (D: Veiko Õunpuu)
2005 - fiction mängufilm “Touched by the Unknown” (D: Jaak Kilmi) 
2004 - documentary „Mister Wall and the Wind“ (D: Enn Säde)  ja Esto  TV documentary “Choose order” (D: Andres MAimik)
2003 - fiction  mängufilm „Somnambulance“  (D: Sulev Keedus) and documentary  „A Living Force“ (D: Jaak Kilmi and Andres Maimik)
2002 - fiction „Agent Wild Duck“ (D: Marko Raat)
2001 - animation „Mont Blanc“ (D: Priit Tender)
2000 - animation “Lotte Journey South” (D: Janno Põldma and Heiki Ernits)
1999 - documentary “For Estetical Reasons” (D: Marko Raat)
1998 - fiction “Georgica” (D: Sulev Keedus)
1997 - documentary "Father, Son and Holy Torum (D: Mark Soosaar)
1996 - documentary "Grisha" (D: Jüri SIllart)
1995 - animation "1895" (D: Priit Pärn and Janno Põldma)
1994 - fiction “The Firewater" (D: Hardi Volmer)
1993 - documentary “In Paradisum” (D: Sulev Keedus)

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

Contributor Zone

Contact and commitments

We will be glad to assist you if you would have any questions or need for help regarding Estonian film heritage.

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.

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

How to obtain a film copy

Please find an instruction how to obtain a copy of a film or newsreel for personal use from here.

Estonian Films

MTÜ Eesti Filmi Andmebaas

ERR Archive

Film Archive

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm