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  • 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.

  • Long Live the Scandals!
    Long Live the Scandals!

    Original title: Elagu skandaalid ja kollased sandaalid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary about Estonian contemporary artist Leonhard Lapin.

  • Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies
    Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

    Original title: Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

    A documentary film about a composer Tõnu Kõrvits, his music and the people who are deeply touched by his music.

  • Ten & Ninety
    Ten & Ninety

    Original title: Kümme, üheksakümmend

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Martti Helde

  • Family Lies
    Family Lies

    Original title: Perekonnavaled

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik, Manfred Vainokivi

    “Family Lies” by Valentin Kuik and Manfred Vainokivi is a relationship drama about elephants in the bedroom and skeletons in the closet, about small and big deceptions, half-truths and set-ups that can be found in every family’s secret chronicles.

  • Inner voice
    Inner voice

    Original title: Sisekõla

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey, Students film | Director: Madis Reimund

    What is happening to a composer when his creation is leaving his private space to our common space.

  • The New World
    The New World

    Original title: Uus maailm

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    Jaan Tootseni dokfilm jälgib ühe idealistliku liikumise, Uue Maailma Seltsi sündi, elu ja valu viie aasta jooksul.

  • Püha tuli
    Püha tuli

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Erik Norkroos

  • Strangers at Home
    Strangers at Home

    Original title: Võõras omade seas

    2009 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Karin Reinberg, Aleksandr Heifets

  • Dragging to Dance
    Dragging to Dance

    Original title: Ursula kisub tantsule

    2007 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Mattias Naan

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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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