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  • Grass
    Grass

    Original title: Murust

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    Film about grass.

  • Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo
    Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo

    Original title: Sõelaga vett. Merle Karusoo

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristin Raup, Madli Lääne

  • Lasnamäe kõplajad
    Lasnamäe kõplajad

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Meelis Muhu

  • The Circle
    The Circle

    Original title: Südamering

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Margit Lillak

    To change the world, one needs to start within.

  • New Neighbours
    New Neighbours

    Original title: Uued naabrid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    Two political eras meet in the Estonian town of Tapa.

  • Destination To Be Happy
    Destination To Be Happy

    Original title: Sihtpunkt - olla õnnelik

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kertu Köösel

    This documentary tells the story of two men, Rain and Andres who are constantly on the search of self fulfilment and happiness. On their searches they have gone through many experiences which allows them to make others happy as well.The phrase giving is better than receiving was made for personalizing them.

  • Mother
    Mother

    Original title: Ema

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kadri Kõusaar

    Mother is a thrilleresque story about the consequences of years of self-deception, unfulfilled dreams and lack of love.

  • They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music
    They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music

    Original title: Räägitakse, et tomatid armastavad rokkmuusikat

    2016 | Feature film, Short | Director: Janno Jürgens

    Aleksander, an old gentleman, maintains a blooming garden surrounding his old house in a sleepy resort town. Karl, his grandson, spends the summer with him and learns about the ways of the nature.

  • Lucavsala
    Lucavsala

    Original title: Prügi mahapanek keelatud!

    2014 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Jaak Kilmi

  • Old Man’s Cartoon
    Old Man’s Cartoon

    Original title: Vanamehe multikas

    2014 | Animation, Puppet, Other types of animation | Director: Peeter Ritso, Mikk Mägi

    Old Man and the Neighbour are both trying to win the heart of the young girl from next door. Their attraction for the girl stirs up a lot of trouble.

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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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