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  • 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.

  • Engagement in Kihnu island
    Engagement in Kihnu island

    Original title: Kihnu kosjad

    2009 | Documentary, Observation, Antropological | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Engagement according to the traditions and customs of Kihnu island, Estonia. The documentary introduces the engagement rites in their most natural environment.

  • Etude of a Prayer
    Etude of a Prayer

    Original title: Etüüd palvest

    2009 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Siiri Timmerman, Jaan Kolberg

    This 30-min film gives an overview of Bridgettine Order, the founder of the Order – Saint Bridget and the restorer of the Order – Mother Elisabeth.

  • Kihnu Wedding
    Kihnu Wedding

    Original title: Kihnu pulm

    2009 | Documentary, Observation, Antropological | Director: Meelis Muhu

    The documentary introduces wedding traditions and rites in Kihnu island, Estonia.

  • Maestro
    Maestro

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Virve on Virve jääb
    Virve on Virve jääb

    2009 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Vaiko Edur

  • World Champion
    World Champion

    Original title: Maailmameister

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Portrait documentary about Herbert Sepp, a senior athlete from Karksi-Nuia, who aims at becoming a world champion.

  • Dialogues. Composer Valentin Silvestrov
    Dialogues. Composer Valentin Silvestrov

    Original title: Dialoogid. Helilooja Valentin Silvestrov

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    Valentin Silvestrov is an internationally acknowledged contemporary Ukrainian composer of classical music and regarded as one of finest composers of his generation.

  • Pretty people
    Pretty people

    Original title: Ilusad inimesed

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Missikonkursil Miss Vaimukad 2007 asuvad võistlustulle vaimupuudega neiud-naised, omamoodi ilusad ja õnnelikud inimesed.

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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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