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  • Gardens Of The Morning Calm
    Gardens Of The Morning Calm

    Original title: Tulevalvajad

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Liis Nimik

    Quiet songs in unknown languages.

  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Cogito, ergo sum
    Cogito, ergo sum

    Original title: Cogito, ergo sum

    1989 | Documentary | Director: Renita Lintrop, Hannes Lintrop

    Instead of joining the collective farm, Karl Peterson chose threats, penalties, deportation and prison as he wanted to live as a free man in a free country.

  • Farewell to Borodin
    Farewell to Borodin

    Original title: Lahkumine Borodinist

    1988 | Documentary | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Documentary by Peeter Tooming about the possibility of life in Kunda, the town of cement.

  • Jätkata fortes
    Jätkata fortes

    1980 | Musical film | Director: Heini Drui

  • The Waterfowl People
    The Waterfowl People

    Original title: Veelinnu rahvas

    1970 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Lennart Meri

    A documentary about the cultural and linguistic ties of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples. Speakers of the Kamassian, Nenets, Khanty, Komi, Mari and Karelian languages were filmed in their everyday settings in 1969 and 1970. The footage was shot in Nenetsia, Khantia-Mansia, Uzbekistan, the Komi Republic, Mari El, Karelia and Estonia.

Recognition of the Database

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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