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  • Roots: A Poem About Love
    Roots: A Poem About Love

    Original title: Juured: Poeem armastusest

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Nora Särak, Dominik Krutsky

    It was my first time leaving Estonia with no thoughts of return. It was the first time I changed my life completely for something as unexpected as love.

  • The Lady in the Car
    The Lady in the Car

    Original title: Daam autos

    1992 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Urbla

    The psychological thriller directed by Peeter Urbla is based on the well-known novel "The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun" by S. Japrisot.

  • Nail I
    Nail I

    Original title: Nael I

    1972 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Heino Pars

    Four short tales with regular nails as main charracters. Several human strains get ridiuled through the relations between nails.

  • The Midday Ferry
    The Midday Ferry

    Original title: Keskpäevane praam

    1967 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The drama directed by Kaljo Kiisk depicts the way people act and think in a crisis situation. The screenplay by Juhan Smuul includes both elements of a disaster film as well as a witty dialogue.

  • Relatives 1
    Relatives 1

    Original title: Sugulased 1

    1963 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Relatives and acquaintances of the married writers' couple Helga and Enn Nõu in Sweden, in 1962-1963.

  • Tchekist Commissar Miroschtschenko
    Tchekist Commissar Miroschtschenko

    Original title: Tšeka komissar Miroštšenko

    1925 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Paul Sehnert

    The melodrama directed by Paul Sehnert tells the story about a couple in love who wants to return to Estonia from Russia. Soviet authorities receive secret complaints about the couple and start to work against their plans.

Recognition of the Database

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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