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  • Goodbye Soviet Union
    Goodbye Soviet Union

    Original title: Hüvasti, NSVL

    2020 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Lauri Randla

    Lauri Randla’s first full length feature film is a comedy about the adventures of the Ingrian-Finnish Tarkkinen family in the last days of the Soviet Union.

  • Lockdown
    Lockdown

    2020 | Students film, Short | Director: Niina Rostovtseva

    A young couple is experiencing a relationship crisis in the period of self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which culminates with unexpected confessions during an online game.

  • Meie maailm on nende oma
    Meie maailm on nende oma

    2016 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Mati Kark

  • The Voice of Sokurov
    The Voice of Sokurov

    Original title (in Finnish): Sokurovin ääni

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Leena Kilpeläinen

  • Lili
    Lili

    Original title: Lili

    2008 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    There is a mortally wounded young soldier in a crater and a bunch of hungry rats from the battlefield try to find an answer to the question "Who is Lily Marleen?".

  • Dreamland Queens
    Dreamland Queens

    2005 | Documentary | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Around ten women get together in a tight dressing room three times a week - meet the ice-hockey team Dreamland Queens. The team includes young girls, housewives, a kindergarten teacher, a teacher, a student and a businesswoman.

  • By the Bus
    By the Bus

    Original title: Bussi juures

    2004 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Eurobus is driving around Estonia with people on board who give information about the European Union.

  • The Sun and the Rain
    The Sun and the Rain

    Original title: Vihmas ja päikeses

    1960 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Herbert Rappaport

    The film directed by Herbert Rappaport is based on a screenplay by Egon Rannet, depicting the various relationships between young workers at the power plant. The historical value of the fifty-year-old film is enhanced by the debut performances by the first graduates of the Estonian Drama School.

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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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