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  • He knows what I did last summer
    He knows what I did last summer

    Original title in Estonian: "Ta teab, mis ma tegin mullu suvel"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Viktor Marvin

    A magical tale of a simple holiday among five friends that takes an astonishing turn for the uncanny.

  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • Red Mercury
    Red Mercury

    Original title: Punane elavhõbe

    2010 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andres Puustusmaa

    The thriller is an Estonian-Russian co-production directed by Andres Puustusmaa, based on the debut novel by former criminal investigator Andres Anvelt. The film tells a story based on real events about the work of Estonian police in early 1990s. Film valmis Eesti ja Venemaa koostöös.

  • Mont Blanc
    Mont Blanc

    Original title: Mont Blanc

    2001 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Priit Tender

    An aging man leaves his wife and sets off on his way to Fujiyama, the mountain of his dreams.

  • Ühe talu lugu
    Ühe talu lugu

    1998 | Documentary | Director: Mati Viiul

  • Letters from the East
    Letters from the East

    Original title: Kirjad idast

    1995 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andrew Grieve

    The film directed by Andrew Grieve tells about families that have been broken during the war and about the reunion of family members in the independent republic of Estonia.

  • American Mountains
    American Mountains

    Original title: Ameerika mäed

    1994 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    Feature film by Peeter Simm about a man who is mysteriously released after a long imprisonment. When he comes home, it turns out that the price of freedom is high.

  • Kasvuaeg                    (Ellerhein)
    Kasvuaeg (Ellerhein)

    1978 | Musical film | Director: Maie Kivita

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1959 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Ülo Tambek

  • Gymnastics Celebration in Stockholm. Konstantin Päts Open Air School
    Gymnastics Celebration in Stockholm. Konstantin Päts Open Air School

    Original title: Võimlemispidustused Stockholmis. Konstantin Pätsi Vabaõhukool

    1949 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Unedited, random amateur filming about the gymnastics celebration in Stockholm in the summer of 1949 and about Konstantin Päts Open Air School in 1938-1939.

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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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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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