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  • Inside the Tribal Experience Transmedia Project
    Inside the Tribal Experience Transmedia Project

    BFM Crossmedia Production (MA)

    2014 | Students film, Documentary, Advertising/Promotion | Director: Nansy Mass, Kadri-Liis Piirsalu

    Inside the Tribal Experience is an immersive online experience that explores the Estonian tradition of singing- and Song Celebrations through the voices and ideas of Estonians. The online experience combines together documentary videos, interviews, photos, user generated content, soundscapes and interactive data on an HTML5 site.

  • Fish On!
    Fish On!

    Original title: Kalarahvas

    2008 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Liivo Niglas, Diane Perlov, Frode Storaas

    The Klamath River of Oregon and California is one of the most important salmon runs in the United States.

  • The Pearlman
    The Pearlman

    Original title: Pärlimees

    2006 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Rao Heidmets

    A smart leader can keep the culture of his nation ingenous for a long time,but he is helpless against the interchange of genes.

  • The Sons of Torum
    The Sons of Torum

    Original title:Toorumi pojad

    1989 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Lennart Meri

    An ancient Khanty bear feast ritual, estimated to be about 3000 years old, was filmed in Western Siberia, in Khantia-Mansia, at the Agan River, a tributary of the Ob, in September 1985 and in August 1988. Participants in the ceremony held at a Khanty summer camp included singers of old songs who travelled to the ritual place from several hundred kilometres away.

Recognition of the Database

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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