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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Shards Of Light
    Shards Of Light

    Original title: Jagatud valgus

    2018 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Kullar Viimne

    Stained glass artist fights for her existence and for new orders. Looking back to her long life, she investigates her current situation and motives of her creativeness.

  • The Sacred In The Secular
    The Sacred In The Secular

    2014 | Produced in foreign university, Students film | Director: Karin Leivategija

    Toomas is an Estonian Orthodox clergyman who is deeply commited to music. He expresses that commitment through his job as an ethno and reggae music DJ in clubs and radio.

  • 6th January (Epiphany)
    6th January (Epiphany)

    Original title (in Estonian): "6.jaanuar (Kolmekuningapäev)"

    2013 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Nora Särak

  • Üks hetk
    Üks hetk

    1988 | Newsreels 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Jaak Lõhmus

  • Toompea Castle throughout the years
    Toompea Castle throughout the years

    Original title: Aastatega läbi Toompea lossi

    1975 | Documentary | Director: Peep Puks

    Academician Harald Haberman tells about his contacts with Toompea Castle during the Republic of Estonia and the Soviet times.

  • Film Chronicle by Valter Kotsar
    Film Chronicle by Valter Kotsar

    Original title: Valter Kotsari kroonika

    1968 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    Film chronicle about the cultural life of expatriate Estonians in Sweden in 1964-1970.

  • World Conference of Churches in Uppsala in 1968
    World Conference of Churches in Uppsala in 1968

    Title in Estonian: Kirikute maailmakonverents Uppsalas 1968

    1968 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    Participants in the 4th Assembly of the World Council of Churches held in Uppsala, July 1968.

  • World Congress of Lutheran Church in Stockholm in 1960s
    World Congress of Lutheran Church in Stockholm in 1960s

    Title in Estonian: Luteri kiriku maailmakongress Stockholmis 1960ndatel

    1967 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    People arriving at the World Congress of Lutheran Church in Stockholm.

  • Rahu kaitseks Eesti Vabariikliku Rahukaitse Komitee laiendatud pleenum ENSV TA saalis;J.Eichfeld

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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Estonian Film Database (EFDB)

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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