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  • A Letter from Ruhnu
    A Letter from Ruhnu

    Original title: Kiri Ruhnust

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    A young woman becomes a school teacher and discovers life in a small island of Ruhnu.

  • Golden Beach
    Golden Beach

    Original title: Kuldrannake

    2006 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jüri Sillart

    The drama directed by Jüri Sillart is based on the play "The moment of truth" by Hans Luik, telling about the generation of people whose Jüri Sillarti draama Hans Luige näidendi „Tõe hetk“ ainetel inimestest, kelle noorus lõpeb 2000ndate Eestis võitjate või kaotajatena.

  • A Reporter
    A Reporter

    Original title: Reporter

    2004 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Karol Ansip

  • All My Lenins
    All My Lenins

    Original title: Minu Leninid

    1997 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Hardi Volmer

    The second full-length feature film directed by Hardi Volmer is an adventure comedy telling the story of Aleksander Kesküla, the legendary Estonian nationalist in early 20th century, and about his international intrigues when trying to form an independent national state.

  • Estonian Ambassador Trivimi Vellisteʹs Speech on 50th Session of the UN General Assembly on April 21, 1995
    Estonian Ambassador Trivimi Vellisteʹs Speech on 50th Session of the UN General Assembly on April 21, 1995

    Title in Estonian: Trivimi Velliste kõne tuumarelvastuse leviku tõkestamise konverentsil ÜROs

    1995 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Estonian Ambassador at the UN Trivimi Velliste holds a speech on the 50th Session at UN General Assembly on April 21st, 1995.

  • Bob Rae´s interview in Toronto
    Bob Rae´s interview in Toronto

    Title in Estonian: Rob Rae intervjuu Torontos

    1991 | Amateur film, Newsreel, Other categories, Film footage | Director:

    Canadian politician Bob Rae is being interviewed by journalists and tells about the political situation in the Baltic States and the recent violent events in Lithuania and Latvia in January 1991.

  • Peace Street
    Peace Street

    Original title: Rahu tänav

    1991 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Roman Baskin

    The first full-length feature film directed by Roman Baskin is an allegorical drama about power, compromises and conformation. The film was one of the six best European debut feature films in 1992.

  • Edgar Savisaar Arrives at Toronto Airport
    Edgar Savisaar Arrives at Toronto Airport

    Title in Estonian: Edgar Savisaare saabumine Toronto lennujaama

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The film depicts festive reception of Edgar Savisaars and Hardo Aasmäe's arrival at Toronto airport in 1989.

  • Mart Laar's Speech
    Mart Laar's Speech

    Title in Estonian: Mart Laari kõne (1989)

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The filmmakers have recorded Mart Laar's speech dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia held in the hall of Toronto University, Canada in 1989.

  • Aksel Mark Giving an Interview on July 17, 1986
    Aksel Mark Giving an Interview on July 17, 1986

    Title in Estonian: Intervjuu annab Aksel Mark 17.07.1986

    1986 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Interview with politician and editor Aksel Mark in his home in Uppsala on July 17, 1986: among other things, he recalls the War of Independence, university studies, working experience in the field of agronomy, fraternity "Veljesto", political life in the Republic of Estonia, the beginning of the Second World War, escape to Finland.

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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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