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  • Aleksander
    Aleksander

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Laura Liventaal

    Laura Liventaal’s documentary is an intimate portrait of the Estonian actor Aleksander Eelmaa.

  • Shusha
    Shusha

    Original title: Šuša

    2016 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aivar Valdre, Lauri Lippmaa

    A heart-warming portrait documentary "Shusha" explores in intimate atmosphere the daily life of Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich, the first head of state of Belarus.

  • Writer's life
    Writer's life

    Original title: Kirjaniku elu

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnu Aru, Eve Ester

    The documentary introduces writer Arvo Valton and meetings with him in 2008-2014.

  • Free Range. Ballad on Approving of the World
    Free Range. Ballad on Approving of the World

    Original title: Free Range. Ballaad maailma heakskiitmisest

    2013 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

    An optimistic anti-western about the possibility to attain the inscrutable and benevolent indifference towards all mundane affairs even here, in the midst of the pointless and sad life of contemporary Europeans.

  • Siima Škopi muinasjutuline maailm
    Siima Škopi muinasjutuline maailm

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

  • With Betti Alver
    With Betti Alver

    Original title: Betti Alveriga

    1990 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peep Puks

    Recollective portrait documentary directed by Peep Puks about Betti Alver, Estonian writer, poetess and translator.

  • At Ilona Laaman's Place in 1989
    At Ilona Laaman's Place in 1989

    Title in Estonian: Ilona Laamani juures 1989

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Heino Kiik, Helga and Enn Nõu visiting poetess Ilona Laaman on June 7, 1989.

  • Eesti kirjanikud Helsingis.Esinevad K.Lepik,J.Kross,L.Hainsalu,I.Talve,P.Olesk,I.Laaban,H.Oja,V.Härm,P.-E.Rummo,L.Tuuls,R.Kolk,A.Mägi,T.Farbregd
  • Meeting of Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Sköndal in 1989
    Meeting of Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Sköndal in 1989

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Kirjanike Kooperatiivi koosolek Sköndalis 1989

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Meeting of the Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Liidia Tuulse's apartment in Sköndal district, Stockholm on May 27, 1989.

  • Writers' Meeting in Spring 1989
    Writers' Meeting in Spring 1989

    Title in Estonian: Kirjanike koosolek kevad 1989

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Meeting of the Estonian Writers' Cooperative in spring 1989.

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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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