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  • House of a Dream
    House of a Dream

    Original title: Ühe unistuse maja

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    For most people ballet is dancing. For ballet dancers this is life!

  • Rat King
    Rat King

    2012 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Petri Kotwica

    An Estonian-Finnish co-production is an adventure film for youth directed by Petri Kotwica, telling about the dangerous consequences of video game addiction.

  • Clarity
    Clarity

    Original title (in Estonian): "Selgus"

    2010 | Students film, TV Show | Director: Piibe Pai

  • Flying Free
    Flying Free

    Original title: Elluastujad

    2004 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    An intimate and fast-paced documentary-journal of two 18-year old girls.

  • The Sunny Kids
    The Sunny Kids

    Original title: Noorelt õpitud

    1991 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jüri Sillart

    The symbolistic drama directed by Jüri Sillart is telling the story about the spring of young graduates in a small town of Estonia at the end of Stalinist era. The atmosphere of terror is reigning over the place while paralyzing the pursuits of freedom, love and dignity.

  • Family Photos
    Family Photos

    Original title: Perekonnapildid

    1989 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik

    A feature film directed by Valentin Kuik is based on his short story "The Formula", telling about the young graduates of a small town in Estonia in 1960s.

  • Family 50
    Family 50

    Original title: Perekond 50

    1984 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Family chronicle of the married writers' couple Helga and Enn Nõu reflecting the years 1979-1984.

  • Võrokese  I variant
    Võrokese I variant

    1983 | Documentary | Director: Sulev Keedus

  • Tallinna mosaiik
    Tallinna mosaiik

    1978 | Popular Science | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

  • Jooksjad
    Jooksjad

    1972 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Ülo Tambek

Recognition of the Database

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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Estonian Film Database (EFDB)

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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