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  • Lost in the Rust
    Lost in the Rust

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Rudolfs Anže

    Rūdolfs Anže's crime comedy, based on true events, where stealing companions fight over a tractor.

  • Raudvara. Anu Raud
    Raudvara. Anu Raud

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Erle Veber

  • Sewing Machines
    Sewing Machines

    Original title in Estonian: Õmblusmasinad

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Alesja Suzdaltseva

    A short film by Alesja Suzdaltseva tells a story about relationships, a spiritual awakening and one pretty hot summer day in Soviet Estonia.

  • The Tour of Dreams
    The Tour of Dreams

    Original title: Unistus Ameerika tuurist

    2021 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madis Ligema, Taavi Arus

    When no public recognition at home, a gospel band Robirohi plans the tour to the source of gospel music, to perform at the halls of fame in Kentucky, USA.

  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • Bigger Than Sports
    Bigger Than Sports

    Original title: Suurem kui sport

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kerttu Soans

    Uncompromising "Crazy Coach" Arvi Aavik is creating the Estonian women's wrestling team out of a few capable girls.

  • Inherited Memories
    Inherited Memories

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Len Murusalu

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

  • Lasnamäe kõplajad
    Lasnamäe kõplajad

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Meelis Muhu

  • Old Man Cartoon Movie
    Old Man Cartoon Movie

    Original title: Vanamehe Film

    2019 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Mikk Mägi, Oskar Lehemaa

    This cartoon movie is epic road movie where our heroes must face festival hippies, forest creeps, sawmill workers and other dangers commonly found in the Estonian countryside.

  • Ott Tänak -The Movie
    Ott Tänak -The Movie

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tarvo Mölder

    The film portrays Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, one of the most elusive athletes in the eyes of the media with highly reclusive character. His self-willed tenacity has forged this stubborn country boy with a roller coaster career into a driven WRC-pilot who for the first time has in reach the fulfilment of his childhood dream – to snatch the world championship title from the equally hungry competitors.

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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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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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