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  • The Tortoise And The Hare
    The Tortoise And The Hare

    Original title: Kilpkonn ja jänes

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    The journey to infinity.

  • A Man From A Fairytale
    A Man From A Fairytale

    Original title: Mees muinasjutust

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    The end of one act is the beginning of another. The documentary about Toomas Edur tells us an intimate story about the most outstanding Estonian ballet artist, his searches, changes in his life and adapting to those changes.

  • Truth or Justice
    Truth or Justice

    Original title: Tõde ja õigus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tanel Toom

    Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

  • My Father The Spy
    My Father The Spy

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Gints Grube

    The story of daughter of a Cold War double agent.

  • Ash Mountains
    Ash Mountains

    Original title: Tuhamäed

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Ivar Murd

    A fairy tale about the Ash Mountains.

  • Dearest Sister
    Dearest Sister

    Original title in Lao: Nong Hak

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mattie Do

    A Lao village girl’s only chance of escaping indentured poverty is to manipulate her wealthy cousin’s illness into dependence.

  • When You Least Expect It
    When You Least Expect It

    Original title: Õnn tuleb magades

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mart Kivastik

    There are two people who wake up in the same bed one morning, and neither of them has a clue who the other is. Viivi would like to run away and the man is sleeping like a log. Unlike Viivi and Andu themselves, the viewers know both very well. They know that Viivi has the worst day in her life and that Andu is a dweeb, but not completely hopeless; a rather good-hearted man.

  • Dawn
    Dawn

    Original title (Latvian): Ausma

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Laila Pakalniņa

    Has betrayal in Soviet time become act of heroism in modern times?

  • Emajõgi
    Emajõgi

    2015 | Students film, Short | Director: Priit Põhjala

  • Searching for the Light
    Searching for the Light

    Original title: Otsides valgust

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Heini Drui

    Portrait documentary directed by Heini Drui about Raivo Hein, a successful internet businessman, astrophotographer, adventurer and traveler.

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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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