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  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Story Of Peep Puks
    The Story Of Peep Puks

    Original title: Peep Puksi lugu

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    An old filmmaker Peep Puks has directed 61 documentaries and created almost 40 programmes for television. In this film, he looks back on stories of the first post-war generation of Estonia and the birth of the Estonian documentary.

  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • Captain Morten And The Spider Queen
    Captain Morten And The Spider Queen

    Original title: Kapten Morten lollide laeval

    2018 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Kaspar Jancis, Riho Unt, Henry Nicholson

    Sometimes you need to be shrinked in order to grow up.

  • On The Way
    On The Way

    Original title in Russian: "В пути"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Svetlana Novoseltseva

    A story of how to not lose our childhood dreams as we grow up and face adult life.

  • 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.

  • Roots: With Mum At The Monastery
    Roots: With Mum At The Monastery

    Original title: Juured: Emaga kloostris

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Anna Hints

    A mother and daughter with a painful past go to a monastery in Thailand together. Will the 26 days of silence filled with strict meditation help them to make peace with their past?

  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Six-year-old Leelo’s mother is deported to a Siberian prison camp during Stalinist repressions. The little girl tries to be as good as she can in the belief that this will bring her mother back home.

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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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