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  • For Tomorrow Paradise Arrives
    For Tomorrow Paradise Arrives

    Original title: Homme saabub paradiis

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Anna Hints

    The world is suffering from the flood of food waste, to save the environment and the future of their children, young mothers decide to feed their families by diving into the dumpsters of the enormous super markets.

  • Gardens Of The Morning Calm
    Gardens Of The Morning Calm

    Original title: Tulevalvajad

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Liis Nimik

    Quiet songs in unknown languages.

  • Lil Estonia
    Lil Estonia

    Original title: Lil Eesti

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Taavi Arus

    A new wave. New characters. A new Estonia. Lil Estonia!

  • Blue
    Blue

    Original title: Sinine

    2020 | Feature film, Short | Director: Tõnis Pill

    When two strangers’ paths cross after a car accident, the woman hijacks the situation and gets into the man’s car, demanding that he take her away from the scene. As the man tries to find a way out of the situation, fragments from the woman’s past start painting a picture of the tragic events that happened to her.

  • Christmas In The Jungle
    Christmas In The Jungle

    Original title in Latvian: Ziemassvētki Džungļos

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jaak Kilmi

    In an effort to avert the break-up of her family, Paula with her friend Akhim go to the jungle to find Santa Claus.

  • Eesti nafta
    Eesti nafta

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Liina Särkinen

    A Mother and daughter, searching for an answer to what could be the fuel for life in a small country Estonia. One of them grows Nettle, the other one is a famous youtuber.

  • Islam Eesti südames
    Islam Eesti südames

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Madis Reimund

  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • Vseviov
    Vseviov

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Elen Lotman

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

  • Emade päev
    Emade päev

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey, Problem oriented | Director: Kristiina Davidjants

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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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