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  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • The Story Of Peep Puks
    The Story Of Peep Puks

    Original title: Peep Puksi lugu

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    An old filmmaker Peep Puks has directed 61 documentaries and created almost 40 programmes for television. In this film, he looks back on stories of the first post-war generation of Estonia and the birth of the Estonian documentary.

  • Unt´s hour
    Unt´s hour

    Original title: Unditund

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Avdjuško

    One of the most extraordinary personas in Estonian cultural history is undoubtedly the writer, director, publicist, lecturer and a public figure Mati Unt.

  • Collector
    Collector

    Original title: Koguja

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

    Documentary directed by Mati Põldre tells about Olaf Esna - a bibliophile and antiquary in Pärnu.

  • Kurvits Lootuse tänavalt
    Kurvits Lootuse tänavalt

    2014 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

  • Ustavus raamatule. Aleksander Sibula aeg
    Ustavus raamatule. Aleksander Sibula aeg

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vallo Kepp

  • Writer's life
    Writer's life

    Original title: Kirjaniku elu

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnu Aru, Eve Ester

    The documentary introduces writer Arvo Valton and meetings with him in 2008-2014.

  • Monumentum with a bow tie
    Monumentum with a bow tie

    Original title: Monumentum kikilipsuga

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Julia Guteva-Sillart, Jüri Sillart

    Portrait documentary by Julia and Jüri Sillart about Enn Vetemaa - a writer, translator and composer; always an elegant man with a brilliant mentality.

  • The Kaplinski System
    The Kaplinski System

    Original title: Kaplinski süsteem

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raphaël Gianelli-Meriano

    The documentary co-directed by Estonian and French filmmakers portray Jaan Kaplinski - a man behind words.

  • Babyface
    Babyface

    Original title: Beebilõust

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Margit Lillak

    Portrait documentary about Andrus Elbing alias Babyface - a poet, rap singer and hip-hop artist with a complicated background.

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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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