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  • Kotermann
    Kotermann

    1980 | Documentary | Director: Hans Malmstein

  • Juhan Smuul
    Juhan Smuul

    1972 | Documentary | Director: Reet Kasesalu

  • Home village
    Home village

    Original title: Koduküla

    1969 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Peeter Tooming, Peep Puks

    Contemplative debut documentary by Peep Puks and Peeter Tooming about the vanishing of Estonian village life.

  • Toad from The North
    Toad from The North

    Original title: Põhja konn

    1959 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Elbert Tuganov

    There is a really wild beast threatening people - Toad from the North.

  • Uninvited Guests
    Uninvited Guests

    Original title: Kutsumata külalised

    1959 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Igor Jeltsov

    The propagandistic thriller is based on true events, telling about Estonian expatriates hired by the Western Secret Service and sent back to the Soviet Estonia in 1950s in order to carry out diversionary activities.

Recognition of the Database

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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