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Film Critics

Estonian Film Critics Union

Margit Adorf, Karol Ansip ((memebership suspended), Kristiina Davidjants, Aare Ermel, Andris Feldmanis, Karlo Funk (membership suspended), Tõnu Karjatse, Jan Kaus, Jaak Kilmi, Annika Koppel, Marianne Kõrver, Andres Laasik, Jaak Lõhmus, Jaanus Noormets, Martin Oja, Tristan Priimägi, Mart Rummo, Jaan Ruus, Riina Sildos (memebeship suspended), Tarmo Teder, Sulev Teinemaa, Donald Tomberg,   Boris Tuch, Margit Tõnson, Maria Ulfsak-Šeripova.

Critics Annual Award for the best film "Neitsi Maali" ("Virgin Maali")

Estonian FIlm Critics Unionʼs annual award for the best film of the year was for the first time announced in 1994. From 2005 the award winners are offered a special bronze statue what was modelled by Priit Tender. In addition the winners are getting about 2000 EUR from Olympic Casino, the sponsor of this award from 2003. The list of winners could be find here.

In addition the union annually nominates the best film critic of the year (prize of 1000 EUR). The list of winners follows:  

Best film critic of the year

2014 - Tristan Priimägi
2013 - Jaan Ruus
2012 - Joonas Kiik
2011 - Donald Tomberg
2010 - Annika Koppel ja Ülo Pikkov
2009 - Enn Säde
2008 - Jaan Ruus
2007 - Boris Tuch
2006 - Margit Tõnson
2005 - Andres Laasik
2004 -Tiit Tuumalu
2003 - Kristiina Davidjants
2002 - Tarmo Teder
2001 - Jaan Ruus
2000 - Karlo Funk
1999 - Andres Maimik
1998 - Sulev Teinemaa
1997 - Ilmar Raag
1996 - Jaak Lõhmus
1995 - Lauri Kärk

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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