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  • From wave and stone
    From wave and stone

    Original title in Russian: Из волны и камня

    2020 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Margarita Levina

    The film tells the autobiographical story of an author who wanted to change her place of residence in the hope of changing herself and her life. But it turned out that the country does not change anything if the soul remains the same.

  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Portrey, Documentary | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • Mouthful Of Water
    Mouthful Of Water

    2020 | Animation, Students film | Director: Siim Raud

    Regular morning ritual gets interrupted by a stampede.

  • Rauaniit
    Rauaniit

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Maria Aua

    To create a new, you have to give up the old. As a result of the dust, physical and dirty work of construction workers the building of the former textile factory Rauaniit gives birth to a modern Art Academy.

  • Touché
    Touché

    2020 | Animation, Students film | Director: Sofja Gorelova

    "You" are trying to get in touch with "your inner self", but it turns out you speak different languages and turns on the mode of self-destruction.

  • A Song Of Nature
    A Song Of Nature

    2019 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Julien Kai

    A celebration of the elements of nature at the pilgrimage house of Vastseliina and the unique influence of these elements as a part of human interactions in the house.

  • Stagehands
    Stagehands

    2019 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Rudolfs Anže

    A documentary about stage worker team in Latvian National theatre.

  • Uure
    Uure

    2019 | Short, Students film | Director: Emeri Abel, Seif El Din Khaled

    Architectural film describes the process of exploration, as well as the dents, twists and turns, and triumphs of research.

  • Above
    Above

    2017 | Short, Students film | Director: Vishal Vittal

    Vishal Vittal’s architecture film about Estonian National Museum is discussing freedom of speech and censorship, while reflecting the change in people who transfered from Soviet Union to Independent Estonia.

  • Home
    Home

    2017 | Short, Students film | Director: Israel Bañuelos

    Architecture film “Home” by Israel Bañuelos is introducing an architecture project called “KODA” showing how a person moving into new space can turn it into a home.

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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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