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  • Kodumaa karjed
    Kodumaa karjed

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    Who's the man waving the flag?

  • EINASTO 11577
    EINASTO 11577

    Original title: EINASTO 11577

    2014 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Helle Karis

    The film project "EINASTO 11577" is dedicated to one of the famous "stars" in Estonia, the academician Jaan Einasto.

  • Somebody Else
    Somebody Else

    Original title: Keegi veel

    1996 | Puppet, Animation | Director: Mait Laas, Hardi Volmer

    In this film city people meet mythological beings from the legends of their ancesters with intriguing and comical results.

  • The Firewater
    The Firewater

    Original title: Tulivesi

    1994 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Hardi Volmer

    The adventure film directed by Hardi Volmer tells about the alcohol smuggling between Estonia and Finland in 1920s. The story is made contemporary through depicting the corrupted authorities.

  • Celebration of the 75th Independence Day of Latvia in Toronto 2/3
    Celebration of the 75th Independence Day of Latvia in Toronto 2/3

    Title in Estonian: Läti Vabariigi 75. aastapäeva tähistamine Torontos 2/3

    1993 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    The second part of the festive events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia.

  • Celebration of the 75th Independence Day of Latvia in Toronto 3/3
    Celebration of the 75th Independence Day of Latvia in Toronto 3/3

    Title in Estonian: Läti Vabariigi 75. aastapäeva tähistamine Torontos 3/3

    1993 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    The third part of the festive events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia.

  • Demonstration in Toronto to support Macedonia
    Demonstration in Toronto to support Macedonia

    Title in Estonian: Meeleavaldus Torontos Makedoonia toetuseks

    1991 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    The film depicts a demonstration by Macedonian community in Queens Park, Toronto, in order to recognize the state's independence.

  • Baltics 1987 – Demonstration and Parade in Toronto
    Baltics 1987 – Demonstration and Parade in Toronto

    Original title: Balti ühtsuse päev Torontos 1987

    1989 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    Celebrating the memorial day of those deported from the Baltic States in Toronto where the local Baltic people hold a street procession and speeches on June 14th, 1989.

  • Estonian Song 1988
    Estonian Song 1988

    Original title: Eestimaa Laul '88

    1988 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991, Documentary | Director: Toomas Lepp

    Estonian Song '88 was the event held in the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn on September 11, 1988, where the largest number of people took part. During six hours 11. septembril 1988 toimus Tallinna laulväljakul seni kõigi aegade rahvarohkeim üritus Eestimaa laul ‘88, kus kuue tunni jooksul peeti sütitavaid kõnesid ja lauldi isamaalisi laule.

  • Mälestusmiiting Hirvepargis (L.Parek)
    Mälestusmiiting Hirvepargis (L.Parek)

    1988 | Newsreels 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Heikki Aasaru

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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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