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The Possibility of Life in the Country

2023, TV Serial

A romantic comedy about a couple who decide to leave their safe life in the city behind and move to the countryside to fix up an inherited mansion.

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...

The Last Relic

1969, Feature film

The historical-romantic adventure film directed by Grigory Romanov is based on the characters and motifs from the story "Prince Gabriel or the Last...

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Hardi Volmer


Born in 1957 in Pärnu. Graduated from The Tallinn Art University as a designer of stage and theatre. Since 1984 he has directed and...

Peep Puks


Evald Aavik

24.02.1941 - 07.05.2024

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  • Database statistics 2021


    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


    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


    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..

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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 2025 but already now full and partial entries for about 20 000 films, 27 000 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 ongoing but due to the scarcity of resources quite a slow process. Read more detailed overview.

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