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  • A Kiss For A Dead Man
    A Kiss For A Dead Man

    2020 | Students film, Animation | Director:

    A stray cat finds a friend in the face of a dead man, but how long will this friendship last?

  • A Loss of Something Ever Felt
    A Loss of Something Ever Felt

    Original title: Üht kaotust igavesti kandsin

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz

    Dutiful daughter Eeva embarks on a quest to find and save her brother, deep in the bowels of Bogotás underworld.

  • Memorial Day
    Memorial Day

    Original title: Mälestuspäev

    2020 | Feature film, Short | Director: Andrus Tuisk

    This film was completed as part of a short film contest: A 1-minute film for the digital year. The competition was announced by Estonian Film Institute and the Year of Digital Culture 2020 in the circumstances of emergency situation due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

  • A Man From A Fairytale
    A Man From A Fairytale

    Original title: Mees muinasjutust

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    The end of one act is the beginning of another. The documentary about Toomas Edur tells us an intimate story about the most outstanding Estonian ballet artist, his searches, changes in his life and adapting to those changes.

  • Attorney Monika Mägi
    Attorney Monika Mägi

    Original title: Monika

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ken Saan, Steven-Hristo Evestus

    Retired top lawyer Monika Mägi and Steven-Hristo Evestus, who is at the peak of his prosecuting career will argue.

  • Dance Of Death
    Dance Of Death

    Original title: Surmatants

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vaiko Edur

    Documentary about American cultural historian Paul Firnhaber, who has found his peace in a small town of Estonia, called Viljandi.

  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Immortal
    Immortal

    Original title in Estonian: Surematu

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    Born to march to the rhythms of the power, they follow the promise of immortality. The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle.

  • In Bed With A Writer
    In Bed With A Writer

    Original title: Kirjanikuga voodis

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Inherited Memories
    Inherited Memories

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Len Murusalu

    Short documentary explores the notion that traumatic experiences can be passed on to future generations.

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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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