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  • Raudvara. Anu Raud
    Raudvara. Anu Raud

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Erle Veber

  • Heldur
    Heldur

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Karol Ansip

    Shortly before Estonia regained its independence, a painting studio came into being, a studio that was guided by principles of painting that dated back to the First Republic. Heldur Viires, the leader and teacher of the school, has been passing on his knowledge of colour and light for thirty meaningful years.

  • Cutting Through
    Cutting Through

    Original title: Läbilõikamine. Meie maailm, 10/12

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ove Musting

  • Gorillamajandus
    Gorillamajandus

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Märten Vaher

  • Whitsunday At Tammealuse
    Whitsunday At Tammealuse

    Original title: Suvisted Tammealusel

    2015 | Documentary, Nature, Antropological | Director: Rein Maran

    Every year local people and their guests gather at Grove of Tammealuse in Samma Village, Viru County, for Whitsunday festivities to celebrate the beginning of summer.

  • Regilaul - Songs of the Ancient Sea
    Regilaul - Songs of the Ancient Sea

    Original title: Regilaul - laulud õhust

    2011 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Ulrike Koch

    This richly shot film explores an ancient singing tradition in modern Estonia, weaving together people and nature through song.

  • Engagement in Kihnu island
    Engagement in Kihnu island

    Original title: Kihnu kosjad

    2009 | Documentary, Observation, Antropological | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Engagement according to the traditions and customs of Kihnu island, Estonia. The documentary introduces the engagement rites in their most natural environment.

  • Nõmme
    Nõmme

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

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

  • Metroo Summer Seminar in Gotland, August 1981
    Metroo Summer Seminar in Gotland, August 1981

    Title in Estonian: Metroo suveseminar Ojamaal, august 1981

    1981 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Metroo summer seminar in Gotland, August 1981. Among participants are Aleksander Loit, Virve Aruoja, Ülo Ignats, Jüri-Karl Seim, Enn Nõu and other active, young expatriate Estonians in Sweden of that era.

  • Neli sammu
    Neli sammu

    1978 | Popular Science, Educational, Other categories, Commissioned | Director: Rein Maran

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Eesti parim kolmanda sektori e-teenus 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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