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  • Estonia
    Estonia

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Hannes Lintrop, Renita Lintrop

    History documentary by Hannes and Renita Lintrop about the 100th anniversary of Estonia Theatre and its building where the stories of Estonian nationhood and culture are intertwined.

  • Calling - War Cameramen
    Calling - War Cameramen

    Original title: Kutse

    2005 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peep Puks

    War cameraman Ivar Heinmaa defies danger and death while working in the various crisis areas in the world.

  • Green Power
    Green Power

    Original title: Green Power

    2005 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Priit Tender

    Two American secret agents - Frank and Wendy - are sent to the world's hotbed of danger, known as Estonia. Estonia launches a personal ecologically clean satellite into space, evoking the justified displeasure of their American allies.

  • Memories Denied
    Memories Denied

    Original title: Tõrjutud mäletused

    2005 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Imbi Paju

  • Men at Arms
    Men at Arms

    Original title: Malev

    2005 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaaren Kaer

    The comedy directed by Kaaren Kaer and produced by Õ-Fraktsioon tells the story about the role of Estonians in European politics in 13th century through a witty parody about the cliches of historical films and the myths concerning the war of Estonian independence.

  • Birth of the Statehood
    Birth of the Statehood

    Original title: Riigiks saamine

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Heikki Aasaru

  • Miss Saaremaa
    Miss Saaremaa

    Digitally remastered in 2012

    1989 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Mark Soosaar

    A warm portrait about the adventurous life of Ljuba Hermann, the beauty queen of Saaremaa from 1931.

  • Igavesti noored (Afganistanis sõdinud noormeestest)
    Igavesti noored (Afganistanis sõdinud noormeestest)

    1988 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Mart Taevere

  • The War
    The War

    Original title: Sõda

    1987 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer

    The protagonist of the film is the Bat living in an old mill and fighting rats and crows.

  • Kahe kodu ballaad   I seeria
    Kahe kodu ballaad I seeria

    1985 | TV feature, TV feature, Series | Director: Ago-Endrik Kerge

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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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