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  • A Man From A Fairytale
    A Man From A Fairytale

    Original title: Mees muinasjutust

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    The end of one act is the beginning of another. The documentary about Toomas Edur tells us an intimate story about the most outstanding Estonian ballet artist, his searches, changes in his life and adapting to those changes.

  • Dance Of Death
    Dance Of Death

    Original title: Surmatants

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vaiko Edur

    Documentary about American cultural historian Paul Firnhaber, who has found his peace in a small town of Estonia, called Viljandi.

  • Immortal
    Immortal

    Original title in Estonian: Surematu

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    Born to march to the rhythms of the power, they follow the promise of immortality. The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle.

  • Inherited Memories
    Inherited Memories

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Len Murusalu

    Short documentary explores the notion that traumatic experiences can be passed on to future generations.

  • Kodumaa karjed
    Kodumaa karjed

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    Who's the man waving the flag?

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Truth or Justice
    Truth or Justice

    Original title: Tõde ja õigus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tanel Toom

    Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

  • Class Reunion 2: A Wedding And A Funeral
    Class Reunion 2: A Wedding And A Funeral

    Original title - Klassikokkutulek 2: Pulmad ja matused

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: René Vilbre

    The sequel to one of the most loved Estonian comedy films sees the return of the three high-school friends Mart, Andres and Toomas. This time they are planning a memorable stag party for Toomas, but due to unexpected turn of events end up at a funeral instead.

  • It All Happened In Võru
    It All Happened In Võru

    Original title (in Võro): Kõik sündü Võrol

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    An emotional documentary about life in a small Estonian town during 100 years.

  • New Rise, Old Ebb
    New Rise, Old Ebb

    Original title: Uus Tõus, Vana Mõõn

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Enrico Barone, Carlo Cubero, Kristiina Pilvet

    In 2016 several fires destroyed several buildings on the island of Piirissaare, among the also the Old Believers prayer house. Praskovja, the 84-year- old choir singer and important member of the community, lost her childhood´s house in one the fires and she is trying to get on her feet down again and continue living.

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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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