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  • How To Be Naked
    How To Be Naked

    Original title in Estonian: Kuidas olla alasti

    2020 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Laura Liventaal

    A short creative documentary that explores the process of getting mentally and physically naked.

  • Kasvulava
    Kasvulava

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director:

  • Left Unsaid
    Left Unsaid

    2020 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Iari Varriale

    The filmmaker seeks to discover the relationship with his emotionally distant father.

  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • On The Water
    On The Water

    Original title: Vee peal

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The film talks about boyhood, friendship, first love, loss of loved ones, self-discovery, and coming of age. Despite the brutality and tragedy, it is a warm and humorous story of caring, humanity, and love.

  • Peaceful Night
    Peaceful Night

    Original title in Estonian: Öörahu

    2020 | Students film, Short | Director: Teresa Juksaar

    Teresa Juksaar's short film ''Peaceful Night'' is about a young girl who is starting her independent life.

  • Kihnu poisid ning tüdrukud
    Kihnu poisid ning tüdrukud

    2019 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director:

  • Memm Manja
    Memm Manja

    2019 | Students film, Animation | Director: Lisa Scharf

  • Scandinavian Silence
    Scandinavian Silence

    Original title: Skandinaavia vaikus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Martti Helde

    We never dreamt of a good life. We dreamt of a normal life.

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

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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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