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  • The Camino Paradox
    The Camino Paradox

    Original title: Camino paradoks

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Anniken Haldna, Gerli Nõmm

    In this road film the main character Keiu Virro sets on a journey for the sixth and for the last time. We witness what happens to a modern person on a historical religious way.

  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    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.

  • Cosmonaut
    Cosmonaut

    Original title: Kosmonaut

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Kaspar Jancis

    A cosmonaut will always be a cosmonaut. To the very end.

  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • In Bed With A Writer
    In Bed With A Writer

    Original title: Kirjanikuga voodis

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Of Mosquitoes and Men
    Of Mosquitoes and Men

    Original title: Sääselised

    2019 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Madis Ligema

    As a species, humans credit to be far more powerful then all other species. But are we happier?

  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • Everyday Mysticism
    Everyday Mysticism

    Original title: Vello Salo. Igapäevaelu müstika

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    A story about a trickster priest preparing to leave this world.

  • Fish
    Fish

    Original title: Kala

    2018 | Feature film, Short | Director: Jaan Toomik

    Life passed on from generation to generation can often turn out to be a cruel paradox.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

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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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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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