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  • The Camino Paradox
    The Camino Paradox

    Original title: Camino paradoks

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Anniken Haldna, Gerli Nõmm

    In this road film the main character Keiu Virro sets on a journey for the sixth and for the last time. We witness what happens to a modern person on a historical religious way.

  • The Last Ones
    The Last Ones

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

    A car crash in slow motion, a love letter to a disappearing world.

  • 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.

  • Eesti küla Ghanas
    Eesti küla Ghanas

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kalle Käesel

  • When You Least Expect It
    When You Least Expect It

    Original title: Õnn tuleb magades

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mart Kivastik

    There are two people who wake up in the same bed one morning, and neither of them has a clue who the other is. Viivi would like to run away and the man is sleeping like a log. Unlike Viivi and Andu themselves, the viewers know both very well. They know that Viivi has the worst day in her life and that Andu is a dweeb, but not completely hopeless; a rather good-hearted man.

  • A Dozen Questions about Estonia: King of Estonia
    A Dozen Questions about Estonia: King of Estonia

    Original title (in Estonian): "Tosin küsimust Eesti kohta: Eesti kuningas"

    2014 | Students film, Short | Director: Rein Zobel

    “A Dozen Questions about Estonia“ introducing Estonia and the nature of Estonians through the 12 short films.

  • Soome tööle
    Soome tööle

    2006 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Andres Keil

  • Jüri Rumm
    Jüri Rumm

    Original title: Jüri Rumm

    1994 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    The romantic adventure film directed by Jaan Kolberg tells the story about a 19th century noble knight whose fearlessness and elusiveness have made him a national hero.

  • Autumn
    Autumn

    Original title: Sügis

    1990 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Kruusement

    The folksy comedy is the last one in the trilogy based on the works by Oskar Luts directed by Arvo Kruusement. Previous films of the trilogy are "Summer" (released in 1976) and "Spring" (released in 1969). In "Autumn" the main focus is on Jorh Adniel Kiir, the tailor of Paunvere, and his misadventures while getting married and buying a farm.

  • Trees Were ...
    Trees Were ...

    Original title: Puud olid ...

    1985 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The film directed by Peeter Simm is based on the novel "Trees Were, Trees Were Tender Brothers" by Mats Traat, telling the story of young Hind who unexpectedly becomes the head of a farm in the Governorate of Livonia in 19th century, during the times of corveé.

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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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