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Estonian and international audiences have always been keen on Estonian historical films. Here you could find the most outstanding production of Estonian full length feature films done during last 15 years and regarding the Estonian history.

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Malechior the Apothecary

2022, Feature film

When a murderer is loose in town, the town is sick. It’s time to call the apothecary.

Love Is Blind

2013, Feature film

The drama takes place in a small village, telling the story of 30-year-old Kertu whose whole life has been controlled by her father. Local people...

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...

Georg

2007, Feature film

The drama directed by Peeter Simm tells the story about the life of Georg Ots - one of the most well-known Estonian opera singers of all times. The...

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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Reet Kasesalu

04.05.1929 - 25.02.2022

Ülo Tambek

01.07.1922 - 31.05.1979

Ada Lundver

09.02.1942 - 06.10.2011

Maria Avdjuško

09.05.1968

Maria Avdjuško was born on May 9, 1968 in Tallinn. She is an actress graduated from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 1990. She has...

Vladimir Parvel

25.11.1908 - 04.07.1971

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  • 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.

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    16.07.2019

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  • 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..

  • Database statistics 2016

    03.02.2017

    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..

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 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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