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  • Hearts of Sirgala
    Hearts of Sirgala

    Original title: Sirgala südamed

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Mirjam Matiisen

  • November
    November

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rainer Sarnet

    Visual fairy tale for adults directed by Rainer Sarnet. The feature film combines black comedy and romance.

  • Astrid
    Astrid

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Sander Koit

    Unlikely friendship between an old woman and a thief.

  • Fast Eddy's Old News
    Fast Eddy's Old News

    Original title: Fast Eddy vanad uudised

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    In “Fast Eddy” Director Marko Raat tells the story of Ed Vaar (1929 Estonia, Kuressaare-2015 Canada, Toronto) a freelance cinematographer, who earned his nickname ‘Fast Eddy’ by reaching the scene of events before police and CBC crime reporters. Majority of his filmed footage has aired on TV through CBC. The rest of the footage, over hundreds of thousands of film stock, that he didn’t manage to sell to news broadcasters, are piled up in Eddy’s downtown Toronto penthouse rooms and basement. Do old news have value to be sold?

  • Stromka
    Stromka

    Original title: Stromka

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Markus Orav

    "Stromka" is an observing condition-film which focuses on the peaceful rhythm of the diverse Stroomi beach, including it's captivating nature and colorful inhabitants.

  • Sweet End
    Sweet End

    2015 | Students film, Exercises (Fiction) | Director: Emma Grünn

  • Queue
    Queue

    Original title: Järjekord

    2014 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Aleksandr Heifets, Jaak Kilmi

    Jaak Kilmi and Aleksandr Heifets portray seemingly random group of people who for some or another reason stand, sit or lie down while waiting in a shop queue.

  • Stealing Socialism
    Stealing Socialism

    Original title: Riigivargad

    2014 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • The Voice of Sokurov
    The Voice of Sokurov

    Original title (in Finnish): Sokurovin ääni

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Leena Kilpeläinen

  • Waves and vibes
    Waves and vibes

    Original title: Lained ja võnked

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kaido Veermäe, Marianne Kõrver

    An eternal opposition of fine and crude matter has penetrated the marriage of two people. It is a poetic story about cosmic vibrations, split cabbages and the possibility of love.

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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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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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