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  • 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.

  • More than Life
    More than Life

    Original title: Enam kui elu

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Indrek Spungin, Taavi Arus

    This is the story of the last genuine rock star and poet, of his work, and of the anatomy of a punk band.

  • The Last Prince
    The Last Prince

    Original title: Viimane vürst

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    A documentary about Peeter Volkonski lets us take peek in the everyday life of a colorful cultural figure and explores how he manages to find balance between the household and the aristocracy.

  • Letters From Iceland
    Letters From Iceland

    Original title: Kirjad Islandilt

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Brambat, Ruti Murusalu

    In 2006, Annika Tõnuri, a former soloist of the Estonian National Opera, one of the most talented artists of her generation, moved to Iceland and her previous life in Estonia remained unknown. Who was she, how and why did she get there?

  • Old Clown
    Old Clown

    Original title: Vana kloun

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary film tells a story of legendary Soviet time clown Sergey Fatkin. Due to popularity he was allowed to pass iron curtain and visit 35 countries in times when many Soviets didn’t see any foreign country ever. At Paris nightclub Olympia Fatkin performed together with Jaques Brel. Later on Sergei Fatkin made a fatal mistake smuggling Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago into the country. Officially banned book was hand copied and passed around. KGB soon traced down Sergei Fatkin and the legendary clown was arrested, liberated from his titles, awards and private possessions. Ironically – the man who had passed around a book about Soviet prisons was imprisoned for years. Nowadays Sergei Fatkin, free again, is still working modestly as a clown, performing at kindergartens mostly.

  • Wunderkind
    Wunderkind

    Original title: Tsirkuselaps

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1965 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Valeria Anderson

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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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