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  • Inherited Memories
    Inherited Memories

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Len Murusalu

    Short documentary explores the notion that traumatic experiences can be passed on to future generations.

  • Ahto. Chasing A Dream
    Ahto. Chasing A Dream

    Original title: Ahto. Unistuste jaht

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaanis Valk

    An adventurer who dreams big and wants to prove to the world that his dream is possible, finds himself in the middle of the war and in the turmoil of complex human relationships...

  • It All Happened In Võru
    It All Happened In Võru

    Original title (in Võro): Kõik sündü Võrol

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    An emotional documentary about life in a small Estonian town during 100 years.

  • Let's Play War
    Let's Play War

    Original title: Täna mängime sõda

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Enthusiasts of different nationalities join such clubs because of their appreciation for the memory of WW II as well as their love of the hobby of reconstructing in detail the soldiers' lifestyle of the era.

  • Shusha
    Shusha

    Original title: Šuša

    2016 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aivar Valdre, Lauri Lippmaa

    A heart-warming portrait documentary "Shusha" explores in intimate atmosphere the daily life of Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich, the first head of state of Belarus.

  • 1944
    1944

    Original title: 1944

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Elmo Nüganen

    The film tells about the events during the war of 1944 in Estonia, viewed by the Estonians fighting at the Red Army and German Army.

  • Only Real When Shared
    Only Real When Shared

    Original title (in Estonian): "Tõeline vaid jagatuna"

    2014 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Kaisa Sammelselg

  • Timeless
    Timeless

    Original title: Aegumatu

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    According to director Andres Sööt the film has not been made for those who know nothing or don't want to know about the deportation that took place in June 1941. The film has been dedicated to those who can never again talk about this event, those who passed away because of the unjustness.

  • Our name will be forgotten in the course of time
    Our name will be forgotten in the course of time

    Original title: Ajapikku unustatakse meie nimi

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the deportation that took place in June 1941 in Estonia. The film has been dedicated to all victims of this event.

  • Estonia
    Estonia

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Hannes Lintrop, Renita Lintrop

    History documentary by Hannes and Renita Lintrop about the 100th anniversary of Estonia Theatre and its building where the stories of Estonian nationhood and culture are intertwined.

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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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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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