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  • Regilaul - Songs of the Ancient Sea
    Regilaul - Songs of the Ancient Sea

    Original title: Regilaul - laulud õhust

    2011 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Ulrike Koch

    This richly shot film explores an ancient singing tradition in modern Estonia, weaving together people and nature through song.

  • The New World
    The New World

    Original title: Uus maailm

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    Jaan Tootseni dokfilm jälgib ühe idealistliku liikumise, Uue Maailma Seltsi sündi, elu ja valu viie aasta jooksul.

  • 91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009
    91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009

    Original title: 91 kilomeetrit. Eestimaa Kroonika 2009

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Paakspuu

    “91 KM” tells the stories of four different people sharing one thing – they all live 91 km away from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. In a peaceful manner, “91 KM” pays homage to the simple working man and shows our homeland through fear and mercy, worries and joy.

  • Blues and Soul
    Blues and Soul

    2010 | Students film, Short | Director: Jaan Penjam

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür: 7 Etudes in Pictures
    Erkki-Sven Tüür: 7 Etudes in Pictures

    Original title: Erkki-Sven Tüür: 7 etüüdi piltides

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

    A documentary film portrait by Marianne Kõrver about Estonian renowned composer Erkki-Sven Tüür.

  • Saime kokku Solenzaras
    Saime kokku Solenzaras

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

  • Staar maakas
    Staar maakas

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

  • The Mission of a Rom
    The Mission of a Rom

    Original title: Mustlase missioon

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Georg Vinogradov has an important mission: to bring the Romanians to Christianity and improve the reputation of the nation for Estonians.

  • Time is here
    Time is here

    Original title: Aeg algab siin

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Marje Jurtšenko

    The film follows four children throughout their schoolyear as well as documents time and Estonia.

  • A Letter from Ruhnu
    A Letter from Ruhnu

    Original title: Kiri Ruhnust

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    A young woman becomes a school teacher and discovers life in a small island of Ruhnu.

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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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