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  • The Gardener Of Tension Fields
    The Gardener Of Tension Fields

    Original title: Pingeväljade aednik

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Joosep Matjus, Katri Rannastu

    Estonian well known writer Mehis Heinsaar has seven encounters during his journey in the wilderness, which will open to the viewer the magical inner world of the writer.

  • The Persistence of Memory
    The Persistence of Memory

    Original title in Estonian: Mälu püsivus

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz

    This is a film about telling stories. How we approach them, feel them and where they intersect. It is a drama about creating a drama. A matrioshka of stories.

  • It’s About a Wedding
    It’s About a Wedding

    Original title in Estonian: See räägib pulmast

    2020 | Students film, Short | Director: Vivian Säde

    Short comedy drama about a heartbroken novelist who deals with her crush marrying someone else by writing him the worst wedding imaginable.

  • Undergods
    Undergods

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Chino Moya

    Debut film of Chino Moya is a collection of darkly humorous, surrealist tales about ill-fated characters and their tragic misadventures.

  • In Bed With A Writer
    In Bed With A Writer

    Original title: Kirjanikuga voodis

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • 19 Floors
    19 Floors

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Maris Kerge

    The film brings the viewer into contact with peole from different backgrounds and professions. It becomes apparent, that spacial hierarchies in the city do not correlate with its mental hierarchies.

  • Interview with Olev Remsu
    Interview with Olev Remsu

    Original title (in Estonian): "Intervjuu Olev Remsuga"

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Kaspar Erik Lind

    Film student Kaspar Erik Lind’s interview with writer and filmmaker Olev Remsu

  • Scary Mother
    Scary Mother

    Original title in Georgian: Sashishi Deda

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ana Urušadze

    A 50-year- old housewife, Manana, struggles with her dilemma – she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years – she decides to follow her passion and plunges herself into writing, sacrificing to it mentally and physically.

  • Stefan
    Stefan

    2017 | Students film, Short | Director: Ann Einberg

    The world comes to an end on the 21st of December 2012. There is a time loop and Stefan is the only one who is able to see that.

  • The Overcoat
    The Overcoat

    Original title in Estonian: Talvelugu

    2017 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen

    A lonely office worker saves up to buy a new coat at Christmas in an effort to make new friends, only for fate take a ghostly hand.

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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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