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  • Poo And Spring
    Poo And Spring

    Original title: Kaka ja kevad

    2021 | Animation, Other types of animation | Director: René Vilbre

    A wee story of mighty love.

  • Eat, Prey, Bird
    Eat, Prey, Bird

    Original title in Estonian: Terroriseerivad tiivulised

    2020 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Matiias Viiking Ojaveski

    The feathered have conquered Pae park. Ringvar Heamägi puts his life on the line and covers the story.

  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • The Lemniscate
    The Lemniscate

    Original title in Estonian: "Külaline"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Teresa Väli

    Film student Teresa Väli's short film about love and friendship and the passage of time.

  • Maran
    Maran

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ants Tammik

    The documentary film of nature photographer Rein Maran, who publishes his thoughts through his natural experiences and philosophy of life.

  • Pets and Berlin
    Pets and Berlin

    Original title: Pets ja Berliin

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Taavi Arus

    A story about a legend of Estonian punk scene Peeter Männiksoo aka Pasa-Pets, who has been living for years in Berlin. It is a story about a man's survival in a big city, a story about loneliness, struggle and freedom. It's a poem about Pets and Berlin.

  • Writer's life
    Writer's life

    Original title: Kirjaniku elu

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnu Aru, Eve Ester

    The documentary introduces writer Arvo Valton and meetings with him in 2008-2014.

  • MC Battle - disputes
    MC Battle - disputes

    Original title: MC Battle - sõnasõjad

    2008 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Mihkel Ulk

    MC Battle is the annual big event among Estonian hip-hop community - young rap artists enter a competition in order to find out who is the best one in the field.

  • Banana split
    Banana split

    2007 | Students film, Exercises (Fiction) | Director: Zane Dirina

  • National Sport
    National Sport

    Original title: Rahvuslik sport

    2005 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Madli Lääne

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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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