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  • Lil Estonia
    Lil Estonia

    Original title: Lil Eesti

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

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

  • Year Of The Pig
    Year Of The Pig

    Original title: Sea aasta

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    The film gives us a look into a year in our recent history, namely the year 2019, which polarised our people in politics and between generations. Without choosing sides and without unnecessary explanations the events shown in the film create a thought provoking story about a nations arrival to the end of the industrial age.

  • Eesti nafta
    Eesti nafta

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Liina Särkinen

    A Mother and daughter, searching for an answer to what could be the fuel for life in a small country Estonia. One of them grows Nettle, the other one is a famous youtuber.

  • Attorney Monika Mägi
    Attorney Monika Mägi

    Original title: Monika

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ken Saan, Steven-Hristo Evestus

    Retired top lawyer Monika Mägi and Steven-Hristo Evestus, who is at the peak of his prosecuting career will argue.

  • Celebration
    Celebration

    Original title: Prazdnik

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Loginov

    For nearly twenty years now one small Estonian town has organised a Ukrainian-themed fair, during which a beauty contest is held. This observational film explores whether beauty can be an object of competition, and how we should understand the phenomenon of beauty contests in the modern day.

  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • Kopli Lines. Hosted By The Last Coupletist
    Kopli Lines. Hosted By The Last Coupletist

    Original title: Kopli liinid. Võõrustab viimane kupleelaulja

    2019 | Feature film, Short, Documentary, Portrey, Other categories, Experimental | Director: Sten Haljak

    An experimental documentary about an Estonian couplet singer who is sent to visit an Armenian-born parapsychologist to help him cope with stress and find something positive about being the last couplet singer in his country.

  • War on Boring Walls
    War on Boring Walls

    Original title: Sõda igavatele seintele

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Aleksandr Heifets

    An inventor, a street artist and an entrepreneur are making the world a better place, one wall at a time.

  • Class Reunion 2: A Wedding And A Funeral
    Class Reunion 2: A Wedding And A Funeral

    Original title - Klassikokkutulek 2: Pulmad ja matused

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: René Vilbre

    The sequel to one of the most loved Estonian comedy films sees the return of the three high-school friends Mart, Andres and Toomas. This time they are planning a memorable stag party for Toomas, but due to unexpected turn of events end up at a funeral instead.

  • Pets and Berlin
    Pets and Berlin

    Original title: Pets ja Berliin

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Taavi Arus

    A story about a legend of Estonian punk scene Peeter Männiksoo aka Pasa-Pets, who has been living for years in Berlin. It is a story about a man's survival in a big city, a story about loneliness, struggle and freedom. It's a poem about Pets and Berlin.

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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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