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  • 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.

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Fire Lily
    Fire Lily

    Original title: Tuliliilia

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Maria Avdjuško

    Life finds a way.

  • Phantom Owl Forest
    Phantom Owl Forest

    Original title: Eia jõulud Tondikakul

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Anu Aun

    Adventures are going to begin when 10-year old city girl Eia is brought to mysterious Phantom Owl Farm for the winter holiday.

  • Advent Calendar
    Advent Calendar

    Original title (in French): "Calendrier de l’Avent"

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Ronet Tänav

  • The Possibility of an Island
    The Possibility of an Island

    2012 | Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

  • Urban Tundra
    Urban Tundra

    2011 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Robi Uppin, Maria Kivirand

  • The Mission of a Rom
    The Mission of a Rom

    Original title: Mustlase missioon

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Georg Vinogradov has an important mission: to bring the Romanians to Christianity and improve the reputation of the nation for Estonians.

  • Time is here
    Time is here

    Original title: Aeg algab siin

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Marje Jurtšenko

    The film follows four children throughout their schoolyear as well as documents time and Estonia.

  • Engagement in Kihnu island
    Engagement in Kihnu island

    Original title: Kihnu kosjad

    2009 | Documentary, Observation, Antropological | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Engagement according to the traditions and customs of Kihnu island, Estonia. The documentary introduces the engagement rites in their most natural environment.

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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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