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  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • Emade päev
    Emade päev

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey, Problem oriented | Director: Kristiina Davidjants

  • Trench
    Trench

    Original title in Estonian: Kaevik

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Tarvi Roos

    Cinematography MA student Mattias Veermets tells a story about a young man who tries to escape the mandatory military service but puts himself into even bigger trouble.

  • Mees, kes üllatas kõiki
    Mees, kes üllatas kõiki

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Natalya Merkulova, Aleksei Tšupov

  • 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?

  • See You In Chechnya
    See You In Chechnya

    Original title: Näeme Tšetšeenias

    2015 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Aleksander Kvatašidze

    If you go to war, war will come home with you.

  • The Butterfly Man
    The Butterfly Man

    Original title: Liblikmees

    2015 | Feature film, Short | Director: Edina Csüllög

  • In the Crosswind
    In the Crosswind

    Original title: Risttuules

    2014 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Martti Helde

    It is 3 AM on June 14, 1941. More than 40,000 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are deported to Siberia by the authorities of Soviet Russia.

  • Timeless
    Timeless

    Original title: Aegumatu

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    According to director Andres Sööt the film has not been made for those who know nothing or don't want to know about the deportation that took place in June 1941. The film has been dedicated to those who can never again talk about this event, those who passed away because of the unjustness.

  • The Temptation of St. Tony
    The Temptation of St. Tony

    Original title: Püha Tõnu kiusamine

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

    The symbolistic grotesque directed by Veiko Õunpuu is telling the story of a successful man in his mid-life crisis who is suffering moral issues. One of the most successful festival films in Estonia.

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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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Estonian Film Database (EFDB)

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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