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  • Gardens Of The Morning Calm
    Gardens Of The Morning Calm

    Original title: Tulevalvajad

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Liis Nimik

    Quiet songs in unknown languages.

  • Grass
    Grass

    Original title: Murust

    2021 | Documentary | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    Film about grass.

  • Lasnamäe kõplajad
    Lasnamäe kõplajad

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Meelis Muhu

  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • Roots: A Poem About Love
    Roots: A Poem About Love

    Original title: Juured: Poeem armastusest

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Nora Särak, Dominik Krutsky

    It was my first time leaving Estonia with no thoughts of return. It was the first time I changed my life completely for something as unexpected as love.

  • Roots: With Mum At The Monastery
    Roots: With Mum At The Monastery

    Original title: Juured: Emaga kloostris

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Anna Hints

    A mother and daughter with a painful past go to a monastery in Thailand together. Will the 26 days of silence filled with strict meditation help them to make peace with their past?

  • They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music
    They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music

    Original title: Räägitakse, et tomatid armastavad rokkmuusikat

    2016 | Feature film, Short | Director: Janno Jürgens

    Aleksander, an old gentleman, maintains a blooming garden surrounding his old house in a sleepy resort town. Karl, his grandson, spends the summer with him and learns about the ways of the nature.

  • Brothers
    Brothers

    Original title: Broidit

    2003 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Esa Illi

    The first full-length feature film directed by Finnish filmmaker Esa Illi tells about love and death, the feeling of guilt and salvation. The majority of the Finnish-Estonian co-production has been filmed in Pärnu, Estonia.

  • Convent Hall of Student Society "Raimla" in Tartu, 1989
    Convent Hall of Student Society "Raimla" in Tartu, 1989

    Title in Estonian: Üliõpilaste Seltsi Raimla konvendihoone Tartus 1989

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

  • Ilona Laaman and Aksel Tamm in Askvägen on October 23, 1988
    Ilona Laaman and Aksel Tamm in Askvägen on October 23, 1988

    Title in Estonian: Ilona Laaman ja Aksel Tamm Askvägenil 23.10.1988

    1988 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Poetess Ilona Laaman and Aksel Tamm, chief editor of magazine "Keel ja Kirjandus" ("Language and Literature") have a conversation in the garden in Askvägen, on October 23, 1988.

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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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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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