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  • Rain
    Rain

    2020 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Janno Jürgens

    Feature film directed by Janno Jürgens follows 12-years-old Ats, whose older brother Rain unexpectedly returns to the family home in a small seaside town to face their authoritarian father Kalju and their mother, a woman on the verge of losing love. Ats is a witness of the clash between his father and brother, two stubborn men from different generations with radically different views of the world.

  • Constructing Albert
    Constructing Albert

    2017 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Laura Collado, Jim Loomis

    Albert Adrià has all the ingredients of a creative genius. Playing a key role in the creation of elBulli, the greatest restaurant in history, wasn't enough. Escaping the shadow of his famous brother Ferran, Albert is seeking his own success.

  • Rough Stage
    Rough Stage

    Original title: Karmil pinnal

    2015 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Toomas Järvet

    Maher, a former political prisoner, an electrical engineer by profession, but an artist at heart, a man who starts a quest against the society, cultural norms and his family in order to stage the first original contemporary dance performance in Palestinian history.

  • Hogweed Brothers
    Hogweed Brothers

    Original title: Vennad Karuputked

    2014 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    Documentary follows brothers Mihkel and Madis during year 2014, who work as hogweed exterminators, their hard work and personal relationship.

  • Next Stop
    Next Stop

    Original title: Raudteemaja nr 3

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Karin Reinberg

  • At the End of the Day
    At the End of the Day

    Original title: Päeva lõpus

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Maiju Ingman

    Maiju Ingman's drama about loneliness, love, childhood memories and vanishing village life.

  • When Curtains Fall
    When Curtains Fall

    2009 | Students film, Short | Director: Pauls Kesteris

  • Will Buy Hives
    Will Buy Hives

    Original title: Siim, Samuli ja Dolce vita

    2009 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

  • Whatever, Aleksander!
    Whatever, Aleksander!

    Original title: Misiganes, Aleksander!

    2007 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Maiju Ingman

    The road film for young audiences is the graduation thesis by Maiju Ingman (Tallinn University), telling the story of Aleksander, a young man graduating from the high school, of his weltschmerz and his self-discovery.

  • Names in Marble
    Names in Marble

    Original title: Nimed marmortahvlil

    2002 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Elmo Nüganen

    The debut film by director Elmo Nüganen is based on the novel "Names in Marble" by Albert Kivikas. The film is a patriotic war drama telling the story of schoolboys in the Estonian War of Independence and of the days and nights of these young volunteer fighters. The film is full of dangers, challenges, pain and exaltation, entwined by a beautiful story of young love.

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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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