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  • Cerberus
    Cerberus

    2020 | Feature film, Short | Director: Kaspar Ainelo

    When truth goes missing, lies start to grow, leaving no room for miracles to be born. An ode to the post-truth world. A short film directed by Kaspar Ainelo about a lost dog, a crime and victims.

  • Dryland
    Dryland

    2020 | Students film, Short | Director: Maria Reinup

    Dryland is a Drama set in the 1930’s Estonia, where two smugglers, Mirtel and Ari meet under strange circumstances with a goal to smuggle alcohol across to Finland.

  • Traitor
    Traitor

    Original title: Reetur

    2018 | Feature film, Short | Director: Philip Kaat, Ali Moniri

    The quiet morning routine of a married couple is interrupted when a stranger appears on their doorstep asking for help.

  • Bibendum
    Bibendum

    2009 | Short, Feature film | Director: Augustas Liiv

  • Franka
    Franka

    Original title: Franka

    2003 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Siiri Timmerman

    Frantšeska Vakkum, project manager at Kuressaare Open Youth Center, deals with problematic young people and wants to make the world a better place while helping children.

  • Ladybirds' Christmas
    Ladybirds' Christmas

    Original title: Lepatriinude jõulud

    2001 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    Two young ladybirds Tim and Mia are unexpectedly taken into a human family’s house together with a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Tim and Mia set about seeking the way back to the forest.

  • Somebody Else
    Somebody Else

    Original title: Keegi veel

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

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

  • Wild Captain
    Wild Captain

    Original title: Metskapten

    1971 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Kalju Komissarov

    The film directed by Kalju Komissarov is based on the play "Kihnu Jõnn alias Wild Captain" by Juhan Smuul, telling about Enn Uuetoa, the legendary wild captain from Kihnu Island.

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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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