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  • Noored piiril
    Noored piiril

    Original title: Noored piiril

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Aleksandr Heifets

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • New Neighbours
    New Neighbours

    Original title: Uued naabrid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    Two political eras meet in the Estonian town of Tapa.

  • Rodeo - Taming a Wild Country
    Rodeo - Taming a Wild Country

    Original title: Rodeo

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand, Kiur Aarma

    It is 1992 and the first free elections held in Estonia since World War II have to the surprise of all brought to power young and idealistic political forces. This is a story about gaining and losing trust, about the widening conflict between idealists and a rising economic elite, when a prime minister’s good options grow fewer by the day.

  • Meie maailm on nende oma
    Meie maailm on nende oma

    2016 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Mati Kark

  • Dance With The Devil's Grandma
    Dance With The Devil's Grandma

    Original title: Tants vanakuradi vanaemaga

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Alice Järvet

    The film summarises the sad truth about the “games” played at the edge by Konstantin Päts, the first President of the Republic of Estonia, and Johan Laidoner, the then Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in Estonia.

  • Rough Stage
    Rough Stage

    Original title: Karmil pinnal

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Toomas Järvet

    Maher, a former political prisoner, an electrical engineer by profession, but an artist at heart, a man who starts a quest against the society, cultural norms and his family in order to stage the first original contemporary dance performance in Palestinian history.

  • Ash & Money
    Ash & Money

    Original title: Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha?

    2013 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Ene-Liis Semper, Tiit Ojasoo

    Documentary by Ene-Liis Semper and Tiit Ojasoo about the short and stormy development story of a non-existent political party "Unified Estonia" - the political theatre project lasted for 44 days.

  • Censorship Leftovers
    Censorship Leftovers

    Original title: Nagu kärbeste sumin

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Silent Surrender
    Silent Surrender

    Original title: Ma elasin Eesti Vabariigis

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary by Liina Triškina about the year of 1939 that was fateful for the republic of Estonia. The film studies the subjects of freedom and critical situations, doings and undoings.

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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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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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