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  • Nõukogude Eesti, temaatiline
    Nõukogude Eesti, temaatiline

    1949 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Arnold Juhkum

  • Karl Ristikivi in Sweden
    Karl Ristikivi in Sweden

    Original title: Karl Ristikivi Rootsis

    1948 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Writer Karl Ristikivi working at his home in Stockholm.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1948 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Arnold Juhkum

  • ENSV Ülemnõukogu saadikukandidaadid
    ENSV Ülemnõukogu saadikukandidaadid

    1947 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Vladimir Parvel

  • Life in a Citadel
    Life in a Citadel

    Original title: Elu tsitadellis

    1947 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Herbert Rappaport

    The first feature film produced in the Soviet Republic of Estonia, directed by Herbert Rappaport from Lenfilm production company. It is based on the play "Life in a Citadel" by August Jakobson and was awarded with the Stalin Prize. The film features many leading Estonian film actors of that time.

  • Kirjanik-rahvasaadik

    1941 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director:

  • The Waves of Passion
    The Waves of Passion

    Original title: Kire lained

    1930 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Vladimir Gaidarov

    The film directed by Vladimir Gaidarov is the first German-Estonian co-production, telling about the adventurous life of alcohol smugglers. Estonian actor Ants Eskola, ballet dancer Robert Rood and people of the local coast can be seen in the roles of sailors.

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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