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  • Roots: My Flesh And Blood
    Roots: My Flesh And Blood

    Original title: Juured: Mu liha ja veri

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    This is a story about love and loss. About my flesh and blood.

  • Honeymoon
    Honeymoon

    Original title (in Estonian): "Mesinädalad"

    2017 | Students film, Short | Director: Enrico Barone

    There is no real love without redemption, forgiveness and compassion.

  • Family Lies
    Family Lies

    Original title: Perekonnavaled

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik, Manfred Vainokivi

    “Family Lies” by Valentin Kuik and Manfred Vainokivi is a relationship drama about elephants in the bedroom and skeletons in the closet, about small and big deceptions, half-truths and set-ups that can be found in every family’s secret chronicles.

  • Teise mehe pea
    Teise mehe pea

    2010 | TV Serial, Tallinn TV Serial | Director: Roman Baskin

  • Knife
    Knife

    Original title: Nuga

    2007 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Marko Raat

    The second full-length feature film directed by Marko Raat is based on the short stories by Peeter Sauter and Vaino Vahing, telling the intimate and painful story about the deepest depths of human relationships.

  • An Affair of Honour
    An Affair of Honour

    Original title: Lurjus

    1999 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik

    The tragicomedy directed by Valentin Kuik is based on the story "An Affair of Honor" by Vladimir Nabokov, telling about honor and dignity in the contemporary world.

  • The Pastor of Reigi
    The Pastor of Reigi

    Original title: Reigi õpetaja

    1977 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jüri Müür

    The drama based on the ballad of prose "The Pastor of Reigi" by Finnish-Estonian writer Aino Kallas depicts the conflict between the dogmatic philosophies, humanity and love.

  • Captain of the First Rank
    Captain of the First Rank

    Original title: Esimese järgu kapten

    1958 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Aleksandr Mandrõkin

    The feature film directed by Aleksandr Mandrokin is based on the novel "Captain of the First Rank" by Aleksey Novikov-Priboi, the author of well-known naval fiction. It is the first widescreen feature film produced by Tallinn Kinostuudio. Next to well-known Russian actors, Olev Eskola, Eve Kivi and other Estonian film actors perform.

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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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