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  • Sun is a Good Child
    Sun is a Good Child

    Original title: Päike on hea laps

    2014 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Filmmaker Manfred Vainokivi portrays physics teacher Mart Kuurme teaches physics and astronomy to children in Africa.

  • 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.

  • Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: a Rapid Love Story
    Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: a Rapid Love Story

    Original title: Lisa Limone ja Maroc Orange: tormakas armulugu

    2013 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Mait Laas

    Immigration, Love and Music! Lisa Limone is first S3D animated opera in stop-motion. Topics of immigration, love and money are handeled theatrically in musical sauce.

  • Next Stop
    Next Stop

    Original title: Raudteemaja nr 3

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Karin Reinberg

  • Out of the hole
    Out of the hole

    Original title: August välja!

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Peter Murdmaa

    Leida Rammo, Estonian oldest performing actress, believes in miracles and passionately fights for the new building of Tallinn City Theatre.

  • Rasmus, kormonaudid, ning...
    Rasmus, kormonaudid, ning...

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Mark Soosaar

  • Võidupäeva ootus Siberi Haida külas
    Võidupäeva ootus Siberi Haida külas

    2013 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vahur Laiapea

  • Ambassador of Setomaa
    Ambassador of Setomaa

    2012 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Mirjam Matiisen

  • Love remains, love returns
    Love remains, love returns

    Original title: Armud jäänud, armud tulnud

    2012 | Documentary | Director: Tõnu Virve

    Vahur Linnuste, an expatriate Estonian living in Paris, has promoted Estonian spirit, nation and culture abroad for many decades. He tells his colourful story of life and expresses his opionion about the backgrounds of politics in Europe and the whole world that have influenced the development of the Republic of Estonia.

  • Three springs of Total Immersion Method
    Three springs of Total Immersion Method

    Original title: Keelekümblejate kolm kevadet

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Russian children study Estonian language with the Total Immersion Method in a Tallinn school in 2001-2012.

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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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