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  • Three springs of Total Immersion Method
    Three springs of Total Immersion Method

    Original title: Keelekümblejate kolm kevadet

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Russian children study Estonian language with the Total Immersion Method in a Tallinn school in 2001-2012.

  • Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence
    Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence

    Original title: Arnold Rüütel. Lõpetamata lause

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    The documentary was finished before the presidential election in 2007; it opposes the speeches and interviews held by Arnold Rüütel during the Soviet era with the ones held during the period of Estonia regaining its independence.

  • Celebration of Estonian 74th Independence Day in Toronto (2)
    Celebration of Estonian 74th Independence Day in Toronto (2)

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi 74. aastapäeva aktus Torontos 1/2

    1992 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Ceremony of the 74th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia held in Toronto in 1992.

  • Celebration of the Independence Day at School at 1991 (1)
    Celebration of the Independence Day at School at 1991 (1)

    Title in Estonian: Iseseisvuspäeva tähistamine Torontos 1/2

    1991 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Celebration of the Independence Day in Toronto in 1991.

  • The Sunny Kids
    The Sunny Kids

    Original title: Noorelt õpitud

    1991 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jüri Sillart

    The symbolistic drama directed by Jüri Sillart is telling the story about the spring of young graduates in a small town of Estonia at the end of Stalinist era. The atmosphere of terror is reigning over the place while paralyzing the pursuits of freedom, love and dignity.

  • Tallinna Polütehnilise Instituut 50
    Tallinna Polütehnilise Instituut 50

    1986 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Heli Speek

  • Ülemlaul

    1981 | Documentary | Director: Hagi Šein

  • Gothenburg Estonian Elementary School
    Gothenburg Estonian Elementary School

    Title in Estonian: Göteborgi Eesti Algkool

    1976 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Spring celebration in Gothenburg Estonian Elementary School in May 1976.

  • Reunion of the Book Year. Concert of Gothenburg Estonian Women's Choir
    Reunion of the Book Year. Concert of Gothenburg Estonian Women's Choir

    Title in Estonian: Raamatuaasta kokkutulek. Göteborgi Eesti Naiskoori kontsert

    1975 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Reunion of Estonian Book Year in Gothenburg on September 28 and the concert of Gothenburg Estonian Women's Choir on April 28, 1975.

  • 100 Hundred Years of "Kalevipoeg"
    100 Hundred Years of "Kalevipoeg"

    Title in Estonian: "Kalevipoeg" 100 aastat

    1961 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

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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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