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  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Kerro 40
    Kerro 40

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    Story about family club Kerro in the countryside of Mid Estonia.

  • Dances for the Milky Way. Lennart Meri´s Film Journeys
    Dances for the Milky Way. Lennart Meri´s Film Journeys

    Original title: Tantsud Linnuteele. Pildistusi Lennart Meri filmirännakutelt

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaak Lõhmus

  • 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.

  • Marina Kuvaitseva and the Lonely Women
    Marina Kuvaitseva and the Lonely Women

    Original title: Marina Kuvaitseva ja üksildased naised

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Arvo Iho

    Marina Kuvaitseva, a proud and independent woman in Narva, leads a folklore ensemble where lonely and educated women sing.

  • The Sons of Torum
    The Sons of Torum

    Original title:Toorumi pojad

    1989 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Lennart Meri

    An ancient Khanty bear feast ritual, estimated to be about 3000 years old, was filmed in Western Siberia, in Khantia-Mansia, at the Agan River, a tributary of the Ob, in September 1985 and in August 1988. Participants in the ceremony held at a Khanty summer camp included singers of old songs who travelled to the ritual place from several hundred kilometres away.

  • Jõulud Siimu talus
    Jõulud Siimu talus

    1988 | Documentary | Director: Vallo Kepp

  • 8th Latvian Song Festival in Toronto 6 July 1986 1/2
    8th Latvian Song Festival in Toronto 6 July 1986 1/2

    Title in Estonian: Kanada lätlaste 8. laulupidu Torontos 1/2

    1986 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The procession of the song festival of expatriate Latvians in Canada held in central Toronto on July 6, 1986.

  • 8th Latvian Song Festival in Toronto on 6 July 1986 2/2
    8th Latvian Song Festival in Toronto on 6 July 1986 2/2

    Title in Estonian: Kanada lätlaste 8. laulupidu Torontos 2/2

    1986 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The second part of the 8th Song Festival of expatriate Latvians in Canada in Toronto, July 6, 1986.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1985 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Julia Guteva-Sillart

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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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