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  • Long Live the Scandals!
    Long Live the Scandals!

    Original title: Elagu skandaalid ja kollased sandaalid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary about Estonian contemporary artist Leonhard Lapin.

  • Medic
    Medic

    Original title: Meedik

    2014 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Janno Jürgens

    Game becomes life. Architecture student Roomet is sent to paramedic training while serving compulsory military service. How to act, when suddenly you are now longer studying, but dealing with real life and death?

  • Theodori lugu
    Theodori lugu

    2011 | Short, Students film | Director: Jaan Penjam

  • Universitas Tartuensis 375
    Universitas Tartuensis 375

    2007 | Overviews, Documentary | Director: René Vilbre, Märten Vaher

  • Jaan Klysheiko
    Jaan Klysheiko

    Original title: Jaan Klõšeiko

    2005 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Eve Ester, Igor Ruus

    Portrait documentary about Jaan Klysheiko, a legendary photo artist, book and magazine designer.

  • Tartu sõjakomissar Ants Laaneots
    Tartu sõjakomissar Ants Laaneots

    1991 | Newsreels 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Heli Speek

  • Leib
    Leib

    1984 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Documentary by Peeter Tooming about Ülo Leib, head of Kanepi village council.

  • Metro 83 in Trollebo
    Metro 83 in Trollebo

    Title in Estonian: Metroo 83 Trollebos

    1983 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    Summer course in Swedish Forest University (Metro) is held in Trollebo conference centre in Småland county on June 13-17, 1983.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1971 | Newsreels 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Semjon Školnikov

  • Kas on linnukesel muret
    Kas on linnukesel muret

    1967 | Documentary | Director: Virve Aruoja

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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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