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  • Viru. Embassy of Freedom
    Viru. Embassy of Freedom

    Original title: Viru. Vabaduse saatkond

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Margit Kilumets, Andres Lepasar

  • Chili from Chile in Estonia
    Chili from Chile in Estonia

    Original title: Vigala vürts

    2012 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Elo Selirand

  • Behind the hard work
    Behind the hard work

    Original title: Kaua tehtud kaunike

    2007 | Documentary | Director: Mati Viiul

    The documentary introduces the daily life of the Institute of Geology and the story of its new building - the process of construction, moving and opening.

  • Clayhouse
    Clayhouse

    Original title: Savikodu

    2007 | Documentary | Director: Anu Aun

  • Lieutenant, von and the Manor
    Lieutenant, von and the Manor

    Original title of the film: Veebel, vonn ja Leetse mõis

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Margit Kilumets

  • Kalamaja-Possibility of a Wooden Town
    Kalamaja-Possibility of a Wooden Town

    Original title: Kalamaja-puitlinna võimalus

    2001 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Rasmus Bullerby

    Documentary by Marko Raat about the wooden architecture of a city and about the possibility of preservation of such heritage in contemporary living environment.

  • Chief Architects
    Chief Architects

    Original title: Peaarhitektid

    1999 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about Soviet architecture and buildings in Tallinn, equipped with the commentaries by former top architects.

  • Sagadi
    Sagadi

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Kristjan Svirgsden

  • Tallinna Masinaehitustehas
    Tallinna Masinaehitustehas

    1990 | Other categories, Commissioned, Documentary | Director: Vitali Gorbunov

  • Kiviaid
    Kiviaid

    1988 | Documentary | Director: Vello Pohla

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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