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  • Year Of The Pig
    Year Of The Pig

    Original title: Sea aasta

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    The film gives us a look into a year in our recent history, namely the year 2019, which polarised our people in politics and between generations. Without choosing sides and without unnecessary explanations the events shown in the film create a thought provoking story about a nations arrival to the end of the industrial age.

  • Maria ’s Paradise
    Maria ’s Paradise

    Original title (in Finnish): Marian paratiisi

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Zaida Bergroth

    The angel will guide us.

  • 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.

  • Phantom Owl Forest
    Phantom Owl Forest

    Original title: Eia jõulud Tondikakul

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Anu Aun

    Adventures are going to begin when 10-year old city girl Eia is brought to mysterious Phantom Owl Farm for the winter holiday.

  • Roots: A Poem About Love
    Roots: A Poem About Love

    Original title: Juured: Poeem armastusest

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Nora Särak, Dominik Krutsky

    It was my first time leaving Estonia with no thoughts of return. It was the first time I changed my life completely for something as unexpected as love.

  • Vastuvõtt
    Vastuvõtt

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Aleksandr Heifets

  • The Overcoat
    The Overcoat

    Original title in Estonian: Talvelugu

    2017 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen

    A lonely office worker saves up to buy a new coat at Christmas in an effort to make new friends, only for fate take a ghostly hand.

  • Beer Revolution
    Beer Revolution

    Original title: Õllerevolutsioon

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    Documentary follows the rising phenomenon of craft beer scene in Estonia throughout 2015 along with its main protagonists – brewers, sellers and variously minded consumers.

  • Chasing Ponies
    Chasing Ponies

    Original title: Ameerika suvi

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rain Rannu

    This road movie is about life. It is loosely based on the adventures of real Eastern European university students selling books door to door in United States.

  • See You In Chechnya
    See You In Chechnya

    Original title: Näeme Tšetšeenias

    2015 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Aleksander Kvatašidze

    If you go to war, war will come home with you.

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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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