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  • Kangling
    Kangling

    Original title in Estonian: Vinguv jalaluu

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Katariina Aule

    „Kangling“ is a short film based on a short story by Meelis Friedenthal, which tells the story of overcoming fears.

  • Lil Estonia
    Lil Estonia

    Original title: Lil Eesti

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    A new wave. New characters. A new Estonia. Lil Estonia!

  • 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.

  • Shopping
    Shopping

    2019 | Students film, Exercises (Fiction) | Director: Katariina Aule

    Film student Katariina Aule's short film tells a story about a murderer's shopping trip to a hardware store.

  • Snapped
    Snapped

    Original title: Murrang

    2019 | Students film, Animation | Director: Anna Lauretta Eespere

  • 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.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

  • Elo
    Elo

    Original title: Elo

    2015 | Feature film, Short | Director: Helen Takkin

    Elo is a stubborn kindergarten child whose sole purpose is to escape the repression of her evil teacher. One day a new teacher Helena appears and Elo’s life changes completely.

  • Kivamees
    Kivamees

    2015 | Students film, Short | Director: Ronet Tänav

  • I Won´t Come Back
    I Won´t Come Back

    Original title: Я не вернусь

    2014 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ilmar Raag

    Anya is a good-looking, successful young graduate student. She gives lectures on Byron and has a relationship with one of the professors. One day her life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.

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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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