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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.

  • The Overcoat
    The Overcoat

    Original title in Estonian: Talvelugu

    2017 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen

    A lonely office worker saves up to buy a new coat at Christmas in an effort to make new friends, only for fate take a ghostly hand.

  • Last Class at Kasari
    Last Class at Kasari

    Original title: Viimane lend

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Liis Lepik

    A story of a countryside school in Estonia that will be shut down.

  • Christ Lives in Siberia
    Christ Lives in Siberia

    Original title: Kristus elab Siberis

    2015 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Arbo Tammiksaar, Jaak Kilmi

    Director Arbo Tammiksaar together with his family moved to live in a Vissarions' village in Siberia for a year, in order to follow the daily life of the religious community.

  • Terapeut
    Terapeut

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

  • A View from the Mountain
    A View from the Mountain

    Original title: Vaade mäelt

    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.

  • Peace Street
    Peace Street

    Original title: Rahu tänav

    1991 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Roman Baskin

    The first full-length feature film directed by Roman Baskin is an allegorical drama about power, compromises and conformation. The film was one of the six best European debut feature films in 1992.

  • Educational Day of Estonian Committee in Stockholm in 1988
    Educational Day of Estonian Committee in Stockholm in 1988

    Title in Estonian: Eesti komitee kasvatuspäev Stockholmis 1988

    1988 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    19th Education Day, organized by the Estonian Committee, is held in Stockholm on January 9, 1988. Discussions about teaching and preserving Estonian language were held. The evening continued with the Christmas party of the Estonian Committee.

  • Christmas Party of Uppsala Estonian Club, 1987
    Christmas Party of Uppsala Estonian Club, 1987

    Title in Estonian: Uppsala Eesti Klubi jõulupidu 1987

    1987 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

  • Film Chronicles by Valter Kotsar
    Film Chronicles by Valter Kotsar

    Original title: Valter Kotsari kroonika

    1971 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Film chronicle about the events of culture and politics of the expatriate Estonians in Sweden in 1960s and in January 1971.

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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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