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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • 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.

  • Paradise Behind the Fence
    Paradise Behind the Fence

    Original title: Lumi punasel lagedal

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

    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?

  • Land of Soul
    Land of Soul

    Original title: Hingemaa

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kullar Viimne, Erik Norkroos

    The oldest, almost century-old Estonian church in America is about to fall apart.

  • The Story of the Baltic University
    The Story of the Baltic University

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Helga Merits

    In documentary film of Helga Merits there is depicted history of the Baltic University (1946-1949) in post-war Germany.

  • Recreation Ceremony of Studentsʹ Corporation "Vironia" on 13.05.1989
  • Not Flammable
    Not Flammable

    Original title of the film "Väliseesti"

    2001 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand

  • Kristo - Estonian boy who was treated in Canada
    Kristo - Estonian boy who was treated in Canada

    2000 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

  • Vaba mees Priit Vesilind
    Vaba mees Priit Vesilind

    2000 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peep Puks

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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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