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  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • St. John’s Day
    St. John’s Day

    Original title: Jaanipäev

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Aleksandr Heifets, Jaak Kilmi

    On the day preceding the St. John’s celebration, tens of thousands of people wait for hours in a queue that stretches for kilometers, in order to board the barge that will take them to the island Saaremaa.

  • Goodbye, Nõmme!
    Goodbye, Nõmme!

    Original title (in Estonian): "Hüvasti, Nõmme!"

    2015 | Students film, Short | Director: Max Kroonmann

    The two friends find themselves in trouble trying to open their home yard Nõmmel burgerirestorani.

  • A Dozen Questions about Estonia: Midsummer night
    A Dozen Questions about Estonia: Midsummer night

    Original title (in Estonian): "Tosin küsimust Eesti kohta: Pööripäev"

    2014 | Students film, Short | Director: Janis Rižovs

    “A Dozen Questions about Estonia“ introducing Estonia and the nature of Estonians through the 12 short films.

  • Siberian Vacation
    Siberian Vacation

    Original title: Puhkus Siberis

    2011 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liivo Niglas

  • Snow Horse Whisperer
    Snow Horse Whisperer

    Original title: Lumehobuste peremees

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Gerda Kordemets

    Documentary about the original world of Tanel Koppen, a man from Viru county, Estonia.

  • Three Baltic Love Stories: Regina and Sergei. Latvian Summer 1991
    Three Baltic Love Stories: Regina and Sergei. Latvian Summer 1991

    Original title: Balti armastuslood: Regina ja Sergei. Läti suvi 1991

    1992 | Feature film, Short | Director: Peeter Urbla

    Three seasons, three love stories from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania during the era of great changes in 1991 when the Baltic states freed themselves from the yoke of Soviet Union and regained independence.

  • Midsummer's Eve in Altja in 1990
    Midsummer's Eve in Altja in 1990

    Title in Estonian: Jaanilaupäev Altjal 1990

    1990 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Midsummer's Eve in the swing ground at Altja village in 1990. People are making music, sitting and listening. Young people are swinging with the village swing.

  • The Feast of St John
    The Feast of St John

    Original title: Jaanipäev

    1978 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Family 16
    Family 16

    Original title: Perekond 16

    1967 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The married writers' couple Enn and Helga Nõu spend time with their small children in their hometown Uppsala and in Svia in 1966 and 1967.

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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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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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