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  • Celebration
    Celebration

    Original title: Prazdnik

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Loginov

    For nearly twenty years now one small Estonian town has organised a Ukrainian-themed fair, during which a beauty contest is held. This observational film explores whether beauty can be an object of competition, and how we should understand the phenomenon of beauty contests in the modern day.

  • Time is Onion
    Time is Onion

    Original title (in Estonian): "Aeg on Sibul"

    2015 | Students film, Short | Director: Ekke Vasli

  • Forbidden fruit
    Forbidden fruit

    Original title: Keelatud vili

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Anu Aun

    Two enthusiastic Estonians try to become grape farmers while adjusting the grape plants to the local Northern climate and developing the vineyard culture.

  • Staar maakas
    Staar maakas

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

  • Arvo Pärt. 24 Preludes for a Fugue
    Arvo Pärt. 24 Preludes for a Fugue

    Original title: Arvo Pärt. 24 prelüüdi ühele fuugale

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    Dorian Supin's documentary about Arvo Pärt records the composer's life and creative activities during the two productive years together with Pärt's recollections of the past.

  • Jüri Rumm
    Jüri Rumm

    Original title: Jüri Rumm

    1994 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | 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.

  • Minu Tartu
    Minu Tartu

    1980 | Documentary | Director: Toomas Lepp

  • Vana valss
    Vana valss

    1973 | Musical film, Concert | Director: Vello Suuroja

  • Viljandi
    Viljandi

    1973 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Peep Puks

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1968 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Vitali Gorbunov

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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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