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  • Legacy
    Legacy

    Original title: Pärand

    2011 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Eeva Jäntti

    The documentary produced in collaboration between Estonia and Finland tells about Sillamäe, a former strictly classified mining town in East-Viru county. The town "inherited" the depository of radioactive waste during the Soviet time.

  • Construction Artist Toomas Rein
    Construction Artist Toomas Rein

    Original title: Ehituskunstnik Toomas Rein

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Brambat

    Documentary by Peeter Brambat about architect Toomas Rein.

  • BAM – Railroad to Nowhere
    BAM – Railroad to Nowhere

    Original title: BAM

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Jouni Hiltunen

    Documentary by Finnish director Jouni Hiltunen about the enthusiasm, hopes and reality of railway constructors in Baikal-Amur district.

  • Behind the hard work
    Behind the hard work

    Original title: Kaua tehtud kaunike

    2007 | Documentary | Director: Mati Viiul

    The documentary introduces the daily life of the Institute of Geology and the story of its new building - the process of construction, moving and opening.

  • Estonia constructs
    Estonia constructs

    Original title: Eesti ehitab

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

    A glimpse into the carousel at Estonian real estate market in 2006 when it was easy to get housing loans and the prices of apartments kept going up.

  • The Leigo Lakes
    The Leigo Lakes

    Original title: Leigo järved

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about Tõnu Tamm, owner of a tourism farm and a concert promoter.

  • Nõmme
    Nõmme

    1999 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Rein Raamat, Helvi Raamat

    Documentary commissioned by Nõmme city district government about the former independent garden suburb - Nõmme.

  • Tallinna Masinaehitustehas
    Tallinna Masinaehitustehas

    1990 | Documentary, Other categories, Commissioned | Director: Vitali Gorbunov

  • Johannes Hindist
    Johannes Hindist

    1989 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Regina
    Regina

    Based on the novel "An Option" by Aimée Beekman

    1989 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The film directed by Kaljo Kiisk is based on the novel "An Option" by Aimée Beekman, telling about parents' responsibility for their offspring.

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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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