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  • Estonian eagles
    Estonian eagles

    Original title: Eesti kotkad

    2005 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

    Nature documentary by Rein Maran takes the viewer to the journey to the hidden world of Estonian eagles.

  • My Estonia
    My Estonia

    Original title: Minu Eestimaa

    2005 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Riina Hein

    Documentary about Estonia where its beautiful nature and locations are enriched by interesting facts, connections, beliefs and legends.

  • Hunting Estonian-style
    Hunting Estonian-style

    Original title: Jaht Eesti moodi

    2001 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Ove Musting

    Sometimes it is hard to make a difference who makes a better hunter - the one who takes from nature or who takes care of nature and animals.

  • Eesti merikotkas
    Eesti merikotkas

    1989 | Popular Science | Director: Peep Puks, Arvo Vilu

    This is survey of the distribution, history of protection and presentday critical situation of the white-tailed eagle as a engarded species. The film observes the life of a couple of white-tails from their choice of nestling site to the depature of the young in a unique and tragic illustration to natural history.

  • Why do the stars fall
    Why do the stars fall

    Original title: Miks kukuvad tähed

    1987 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Märt Müür

    Documentary on problematic issues directed by Märt Müür whose film tells a story about diligent and successful heads of collective farm and how the Soviet system has unjustly harassed them, found them guilty and punished them.

  • Going Towards the Spring
    Going Towards the Spring

    Original title: Allika poole mineja

    1979 | Documentary | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Poetic documentary by Peeter Tooming about traditional beliefs and environmental protection.

  • Juhan Liivi lugu
    Juhan Liivi lugu

    1975 | Popular Science, Educational, Commissioned, Other categories | Director: Peep Puks

  • Eesti taimekooslus
    Eesti taimekooslus

    1970 | Popular Science, Educational, Commissioned, Other categories | Director: Evald Vaher

  • Leelo
    Leelo

    1969 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Jüri Müür

  • Mu kodu on päikesemaa kivisel rannal
    Mu kodu on päikesemaa kivisel rannal

    1965 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Virve Aruoja

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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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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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