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  • You Are Not A Kiwi
    You Are Not A Kiwi

    2020 | Students film, Animation | Director:

    It's more than just feathers or a number of fingers... Is society ready to accept the other and his song..?

  • Dance Of Death
    Dance Of Death

    Original title: Surmatants

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vaiko Edur

    Documentary about American cultural historian Paul Firnhaber, who has found his peace in a small town of Estonia, called Viljandi.

  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • Next stop: Estonia
    Next stop: Estonia

    Original title in Estonian: Järgmine peatus: Eesti

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Baran Ismail Ulas

    The documentary follows 18 years old Syrian refugee who strives to adapt in a small nordic country.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

  • Green Cats
    Green Cats

    Original title: Rohelised kassid

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andres Puustusmaa

    You have to be wise to see the difference.

  • 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.

  • Better Tomorrow
    Better Tomorrow

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Liis Nimik

    Liis Nimik's film tells a story of several Estonian workers who have left to Finland for a better future.

  • Life on Slippery Ice
    Life on Slippery Ice

    Original title: Elu libedal jääl

    2012 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Brett Orloff

    Who are the refugees living among us? How have they come here? How is it possible (if at all) for them to adopt to the life in Estonia?

  • Viva la Fiesta
    Viva la Fiesta

    2011 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Keiti Väliste

    The story of Jorge from Ecuador, who teaches people to dance in Estonia.

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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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