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  • Vseviov

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Elen Lotman

    It's David Vseviov's birthday - a day that becomes a journey through stories of time

  • In Bed With A Writer
    In Bed With A Writer

    Original title: Kirjanikuga voodis

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • The Story Of Peep Puks
    The Story Of Peep Puks

    Original title: Peep Puksi lugu

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    An old filmmaker Peep Puks has directed 61 documentaries and created almost 40 programmes for television. In this film, he looks back on stories of the first post-war generation of Estonia and the birth of the Estonian documentary.

  • Viru. Embassy of Freedom
    Viru. Embassy of Freedom

    Original title: Viru. Vabaduse saatkond

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Margit Kilumets, Andres Lepasar

  • Beggar Writer's House
    Beggar Writer's House

    Original title: Vaeste kirjanike maja

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Annual Meeting of Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Sköndal in 1991
    Annual Meeting of Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Sköndal in 1991

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Kirjanike Kooperatiivi aastakoosolek Sköndalis 1991

    1991 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The annual exhibition of Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Liidia Tuulse's apartment in Sköndal, on May 25, 1991.

  • With Betti Alver
    With Betti Alver

    Original title: Betti Alveriga

    1990 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peep Puks

    Recollective portrait documentary directed by Peep Puks about Betti Alver, Estonian writer, poetess and translator.

  • At Ilona Laaman's Place in 1989
    At Ilona Laaman's Place in 1989

    Title in Estonian: Ilona Laamani juures 1989

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Heino Kiik, Helga and Enn Nõu visiting poetess Ilona Laaman on June 7, 1989.

  • At Victoria and Mats Traat's Home in Kadriorg, 1989
    At Victoria and Mats Traat's Home in Kadriorg, 1989

    Title in Estonian: Victoria ja Mats Traadi pool Kadriorus 1989

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

  • Eesti kirjanikud Helsingis.Esinevad K.Lepik,J.Kross,L.Hainsalu,I.Talve,P.Olesk,I.Laaban,H.Oja,V.Härm,P.-E.Rummo,L.Tuuls,R.Kolk,A.Mägi,T.Farbregd

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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