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  • Matz
    Matz

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Eliza Benina

    A film about the young and bright Estonian para swimming star Matz Topkin, who knows how to dream big and cheerfully accept both success and defeat.

  • The Tortoise And The Hare
    The Tortoise And The Hare

    Original title: Kilpkonn ja jänes

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    The journey to infinity.

  • Ott Tänak -The Movie
    Ott Tänak -The Movie

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tarvo Mölder

    The film portrays Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, one of the most elusive athletes in the eyes of the media with highly reclusive character. His self-willed tenacity has forged this stubborn country boy with a roller coaster career into a driven WRC-pilot who for the first time has in reach the fulfilment of his childhood dream – to snatch the world championship title from the equally hungry competitors.

  • War on Boring Walls
    War on Boring Walls

    Original title: Sõda igavatele seintele

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Aleksandr Heifets

    An inventor, a street artist and an entrepreneur are making the world a better place, one wall at a time.

  • Mountains That Were Not There
    Mountains That Were Not There

    Original title: Mäed, mida polnud

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ivar Jurtšenko

    A documentary film that takes the viewer to the great stages of the sport of cycling. Estonians Tanel Kangert and Rein Taaramäe are the same age and both from the small village of Vändra. They are under the microscope as they both cycle in the top-level Astana Pro Team.

  • The Fencer
    The Fencer

    Original title: Miekkailija

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Klaus Härö

    Klaus Härö’s TheFencer is a touching drama about a man who finds meaning in his life through the children who need him. The Finnish entry for the Oscars 2016, Best Foreign Language Film.

  • True Certainty Rabbit
    True Certainty Rabbit

    Original title in Estonian: Tõsikindel jänes

    2011 | Students film, Short | Director: Eik Tammemäe

  • Tartu Näidissovhoos
    Tartu Näidissovhoos

    1972 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1966 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Valeria Anderson

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1964 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Reet Kasesalu

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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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