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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Inherited Memories
    Inherited Memories

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Len Murusalu

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

  • It All Happened In Võru
    It All Happened In Võru

    Original title (in Võro): Kõik sündü Võrol

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    An emotional documentary about life in a small Estonian town during 100 years.

  • 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.

  • Aktuaalne Narva
    Aktuaalne Narva

    2016 | Other categories | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    Documentary about city of Narva.

  • India - teel tippu
    India - teel tippu

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Gert Kark

  • Shusha
    Shusha

    Original title: Šuša

    2016 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aivar Valdre, Lauri Lippmaa

    A heart-warming portrait documentary "Shusha" explores in intimate atmosphere the daily life of Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich, the first head of state of Belarus.

  • The Voice of Sokurov
    The Voice of Sokurov

    Original title (in Finnish): Sokurovin ääni

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Leena Kilpeläinen

  • Jesus, Gays and Pussicats
    Jesus, Gays and Pussicats

    Original title: Jeesus, homod ja kiisud

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaan Kolberg

    The protagonist of the documentary is Rein Mets, an extremely controversial man known as an evangelist and founder of the Living Word religious movement in Estonia. He is also a father of five children, a bisexual and has been living together with a man for more than 20 years.

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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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