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  • 60 aastat Eesti võrkpalli
    60 aastat Eesti võrkpalli

    1979 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Tõnu Tammaru

  • 80 aastat Eesti vanglaid
    80 aastat Eesti vanglaid

    1999 | Documentary | Director: Ants Vist

  • 800 hits or the positive impact of the kricket's song to potato farming
    800 hits or the positive impact of the kricket's song to potato farming

    1981 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Valeria Anderson

    Portrait documentary about Viive Rosenberg, a scientist in Saku agricultural institute, whose aim is to improve potato cultivation.

  • 91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009
    91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Paakspuu

    “91 KM” tells the stories of four different people sharing one thing – they all live 91 km away from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. In a peaceful manner, “91 KM” pays homage to the simple working man and shows our homeland through fear and mercy, worries and joy.

  • A Contract Mother
    A Contract Mother

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Märt Sildvee

    The documentary is about Tiia - a woman with generous heart who has signed a life-long contract with SOS-Children´s Village to be a professional mother.

  • A Day in My Life
    A Day in My Life

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Õnne Luha

  • A Different Titmouse
    A Different Titmouse

    2004 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Mart Taevere

  • A Family
    A Family

    2004 | Documentary | Director: Kadriann Kibus

  • A Family
    A Family

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Ida, Natasha, Larissa and Fjodor Vassiljevitch are family members who have a tight relationship that is precious and sacred to them but also limiting, challenging and obstructing. Meeting Ida and her family over the span of three years, the director achieved an amazing intimacy.

  • A Fragile World
    A Fragile World

    2016 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Ants Tammik

    The film depicts two different worlds - man made and natural - opposites both in terms of content and form.

  • A Game to Vanya
    A Game to Vanya

    1991 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Elo Tust

    Portrait documentary about volleyball coach Ivan Dratshov who can be undoubtedly called the Father of Estonian volleyball.

  • A Guide to the Mythology
    A Guide to the Mythology

    1999 | Documentary | Director: Helle Karis

  • A Happy Person
    A Happy Person

    2000 | Documentary | Director: Rein Raamat

  • A Horse Called Palladium
    A Horse Called Palladium

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Ago Ruus

    Black stallion Palladium is the best Trakehner show jumping horse in Estonia and in Europe.

  • A Lamb in a Minute
    A Lamb in a Minute

    2013 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Mirjam Matiisen

    Men offering sheep shearing services decide to face the challenge at the European shearing championships.

  • A Letter from Ruhnu
    A Letter from Ruhnu

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    A young woman becomes a school teacher and discovers life in a small island of Ruhnu.

  • A Life-Story
    A Life-Story

    1980 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Documentary by Peeter Toomingas about Siberian small nation and relationship between people and nature.

  • A Living Force
    A Living Force

    2003 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Andres Maimik

    Three men, three different stories about work and being lazy, dignity and despair, struggle for existence and self-pity in a ruthless society of success.

  • A Loss of Something Ever Felt
    A Loss of Something Ever Felt

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz

    Dutiful daughter Eeva embarks on a quest to find and save her brother, deep in the bowels of Bogotás underworld.

  • A Man From A Fairytale
    A Man From A Fairytale

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    The end of one act is the beginning of another. The documentary about Toomas Edur tells us an intimate story about the most outstanding Estonian ballet artist, his searches, changes in his life and adapting to those changes.

  • A Monument to Please Everyone
    A Monument to Please Everyone

    2011 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Kristina Norman

  • A New Day Dawns in the Eastern Corner
    A New Day Dawns in the Eastern Corner

    2008 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Peeter Brambat

    In this film, we look at the Setos – a European ethnic group who are wedged between two different cultures – the Orthodox East and the Catholic-Lutheran West. This is the story of a people who make do, living on the Eastern border of the European Union, between two powers and two ways of seeing the world. One way or another, they are involved in the dawning of a new day for themselves and Europe.

  • A Normal Human Being
    A Normal Human Being

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Tanno Mee, Kaidi Tamm

    Lots of people in the success oriented society are struggling with personal crisis and trying to escape it; this makes one question the validity of default choices one has made.

  • A Reporter
    A Reporter

    2004 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Karol Ansip

  • A Silent Film About a Deaf Girl
    A Silent Film About a Deaf Girl

    2005 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Vahur Laiapea

  • A Singing City - Tallinn
    A Singing City - Tallinn

    2010 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Mikk Rand

    Music documentary about the The Mixed Choir of the European Capital of Culture and its energetic conductor Veronika Portsmuth. The documentary follows their participation in the 6th World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China.

  • A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness
    A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Ben Russell, Ben Rivers

    A Spell is a non-fiction feature film in three parts that refers directly to the cinema of Jean Rouch (Chronicle of a Summer), Lisandro Alonso (La Libertad), and Jean-Luc Godard (Sympathy for the Devil), among others.

  • A View from the Mountain
    A View from the Mountain

    2007 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Edvard Oja

    Salla, population 150, with its own school, ploughed fields and well-maintained homes. This place reflects the culture of the rural folk of Estonia and their everyday activities.

  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • Aadam

    2020 | Documentary

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