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  • Searching for the Light
    Searching for the Light

    Original title: Otsides valgust

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Heini Drui

    Portrait documentary directed by Heini Drui about Raivo Hein, a successful internet businessman, astrophotographer, adventurer and traveler.

  • Koolilood III     Astronoomiatund
    Koolilood III Astronoomiatund

    1990 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Tõnis Sahkai

  • Tartu Ülikool 19. sajandil
    Tartu Ülikool 19. sajandil

    1982 | Commissioned, Other categories | Director: Reet Kasesalu

  • Indrek
    Indrek

    Original title: Indrek

    1975 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mikk Mikiver

    The first feature film directed by Mikk Mikiver is based on the play "Man and God" staged by Voldemar Panso in 1962 in Estonian Drama Theatre. The story is based on the second part of pentalogy "Truth and Justice" by Anton Hansen Tammsaare.

  • 511 Best Photographs of Mars
    511 Best Photographs of Mars

    Original title: 511 paremat fotot Marsist

    1968 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Andres Sööt

    Andres Sööt, a legendary documentary filmmaker in Estonia, records the environments and people in Tallinn cafes with his candid camera in late 1960s.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1965 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Valeria Anderson

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1965 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Vladimir Parvel

  • Supernova
    Supernova

    Original title: Supernoova

    1965 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veljo Käsper

    The first full-length feature film directed by Veljo Käsper depicts the first scientific experiences of a young astronomer. Majority of the film has been shot in newly established Tartu Observatory.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1964 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Reet Kasesalu

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1959 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Nikolai Dolinski

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Estonian Film Database (EFDB)

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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