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  • Portrait story: the role of a cinematographer in making a feature film. Interview with Ago Ruus
    Portrait story: the role of a cinematographer in making a feature film. Interview with Ago Ruus

    Original title in Estonian: Portreelugu: operaator-lavastaja roll mängufilmi tegemisel. Intervjuu Ago Ruusiga

    2019 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Tanel Topaasia

    Documentary exercise film about the role of a cinematographer in making a feature film.

  • The Circle
    The Circle

    Original title: Südamering

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Margit Lillak

    To change the world, one needs to start within.

  • Truth or Justice
    Truth or Justice

    Original title: Tõde ja õigus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tanel Toom

    Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

  • Wild Justice
    Wild Justice

    Original title in Estonian: Omakohus

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: German Golub

    Estonian western, where the rules are made by the player.

  • Young Peeter At Laanetaguse
    Young Peeter At Laanetaguse

    Original title: Peetrike Laanetagusel

    2018 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

    This family film from Estonian Grand Old Man of nature film Rein Maran, is a story of a child’s explorations of nature and first notices of the surrounding biodiversity. The viewer will find themselves discovering, through his eyes, all possible kinds of miraculous creatures in the grass, on plants, in shrubs and in sky-reaching trees, sharing his astonishment and joy of first discovery.

  • Paradise Behind the Fence
    Paradise Behind the Fence

    Original title: Lumi punasel lagedal

    2017 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Aljona Suržikova, Julia Iskhakova

    The preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, include big changes to the area. Do the small villages in the neighbourhood manage to stay alive and retain their everyday routine?

  • Stromka
    Stromka

    Original title: Stromka

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Markus Orav

    "Stromka" is an observing condition-film which focuses on the peaceful rhythm of the diverse Stroomi beach, including it's captivating nature and colorful inhabitants.

  • Child of Nature
    Child of Nature

    Original title: Looduslaps

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Anu Aun

    In two years she changed from a Playboy cover model into a child of nature.

  • Staar maakas
    Staar maakas

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

  • The Mission of a Rom
    The Mission of a Rom

    Original title: Mustlase missioon

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Georg Vinogradov has an important mission: to bring the Romanians to Christianity and improve the reputation of the nation for Estonians.

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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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