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  • A Bad Scene: Mesmerized
    A Bad Scene: Mesmerized

    Original title: Paha lugu: Nõiutud

    2018 | Feature film, Short | Director: Maria Avdjuško

    Middle-aged Rainar discovers on a family outing that they have left behind their food. Wandering in the forest, he stumbles upon mysterious Liina, who slowly bewitches him.

  • Mushrooming
    Mushrooming

    Original title: Seenelkäik

    2012 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Toomas Hussar

    The debut feature film directed by Toomas Hussar is a horror comedy about a politician who loses his direction both when picking mushrooms in the forest as well as in the social system.

  • One
    One

    Original title: Üks

    2007 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Katri Haarde

    In the course of escaping from an unknown monster, Paula finally reaches the same place as everybody before her - a house in the deep forest, where a mysterious game is being played...

  • Klaabu
    Klaabu

    Original title: Klaabu

    1978 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Avo Paistik

  • Ukuaru
    Ukuaru

    Based on the novel "Ukuaru" by Veera Saar

    1973 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Leida Laius

    The film directed by Leida Laius is based on the novel "Ukuaru" by Veera Saar, telling about a young woman who has to make choices in the name of her true love, home, and the continuation of life.

  • Landing
    Landing

    Original title: Maaletulek

    1972 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The psychological drama directed by Kaljo Kiisk about love, marriage and a love triangle.

  • Werewolf
    Werewolf

    Original title: Libahunt

    1968 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Leida Laius

    The drama directed by Leida Laius is based on the play "Werewolf" by August Kitzberg, telling the story about love that will collide with superstition, jealousy and servility in a village during the times of slavery.

  • Shadows of the Past
    Shadows of the Past

    Original title: Mineviku varjud

    1924 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valter Palm, A. Nugis

    This national romantic drama filmed by Konstantin Märska tells the story of the life of ancient Estonians and the way they fought against the knights of Livonian Order. This was the first Estonian colorized full-length silent film that was entirely shot in nature.

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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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