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  • Master and Slave
    Master and Slave

    Original title: Isand ja ori

    1992 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Enn Säde

  • Talupojad
    Talupojad

    1989 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Ülo Tambek, Toomas Kirdelaht

  • Traces
    Traces

    Original title: Jäljed

    1963 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The film directed by Kaljo Kiisk tells the story about the destinies of former fellow students in an Estonian village during the era of postwar collectivization. The screening of the film was banned until 1988.

  • Light in Koordi
    Light in Koordi

    Original title: Valgus Koordis

    1951 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Herbert Rappaport

    The film directed by Herbert Rappaport is based on the story "Light in Koordi", telling about collectivization in Estonia during the era of Stalinist propaganda. Starring Georg Ots.

  • Esimene kolhoos Eestis
    Esimene kolhoos Eestis

    1948 | Other categories, Film footage | Director: Vladimir Tomberg

  • Eesti kolhoos Gruusias
    Eesti kolhoos Gruusias

    1947 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Tomberg

Recognition of the Database

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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Estonian Film Database (EFDB)

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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