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  • Matz
    Matz

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Eliza Benina

    A film about the young and bright Estonian para swimming star Matz Topkin, who knows how to dream big and cheerfully accept both success and defeat.

  • Bigger Than Sports
    Bigger Than Sports

    Original title: Suurem kui sport

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kerttu Soans

    Uncompromising "Crazy Coach" Arvi Aavik is creating the Estonian women's wrestling team out of a few capable girls.

  • EINASTO 11577
    EINASTO 11577

    Original title: EINASTO 11577

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Helle Karis

    The film project "EINASTO 11577" is dedicated to one of the famous "stars" in Estonia, the academician Jaan Einasto.

  • The Success Code
    The Success Code

    Original title: Tiiu Kirsipuu. Edu kood

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

  • A Singing City - Tallinn
    A Singing City - Tallinn

    Original title: Laulev linn

    2010 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Mikk Rand

    Music documentary about the The Mixed Choir of the European Capital of Culture and its energetic conductor Veronika Portsmuth. The documentary follows their participation in the 6th World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China.

  • Lobotomy
    Lobotomy

    Original title: Lobotoomia

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Juri Haštševatski

  • BAM – Railroad to Nowhere
    BAM – Railroad to Nowhere

    Original title: BAM

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Jouni Hiltunen

    Documentary by Finnish director Jouni Hiltunen about the enthusiasm, hopes and reality of railway constructors in Baikal-Amur district.

  • Pretty people
    Pretty people

    Original title: Ilusad inimesed

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Missikonkursil Miss Vaimukad 2007 asuvad võistlustulle vaimupuudega neiud-naised, omamoodi ilusad ja õnnelikud inimesed.

  • The Player
    The Player

    Original title: Mängija

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    Documentary about Jaan Ehlvest, legendary Estonian chess player, international grandmaster. The film investigates his self-searching and relationship with professional sports and his family.

  • Lembit Saarts
    Lembit Saarts

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Rein Raamat, Helvi Raamat

    Documentary by Rein Raamat about artist Lembit Saarts, the practitioner of the painting tradition of Pallas School.

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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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