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  • The Overcoat
    The Overcoat

    Original title in Estonian: Talvelugu

    2017 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen

    A lonely office worker saves up to buy a new coat at Christmas in an effort to make new friends, only for fate take a ghostly hand.

  • Cutting Through
    Cutting Through

    Original title: Läbilõikamine. Meie maailm, 10/12

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ove Musting

  • Eesti küla Ghanas
    Eesti küla Ghanas

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kalle Käesel

  • Sparkling Rivers
    Sparkling Rivers

    Original title: Sädemete jõed

    2016 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Märten Vaher

    Georgian environmental activist Dato Chipashvili fights against hundred million investment projects putting the interests of local people and transparency first.

  • See You In Chechnya
    See You In Chechnya

    Original title: Näeme Tšetšeenias

    2015 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Aleksander Kvatašidze

    If you go to war, war will come home with you.

  • Blood Type
    Blood Type

    Original title (in Estonian): "Veregrupp"

    2013 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Leeni Linna

  • Brother
    Brother

    Original title: Vasha

    2009 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Hannu Salonen

    The suspense drama directed by Hannu Salonen tells about loyalty and betrayal, revenge and forgiveness, and about the process of becoming a grown up man in a violent world.

  • BombSquad
    BombSquad

    Original title: Pommirühm

    1997 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Rein Kotov

  • Escape
    Escape

    Original title of the film: "Põgenemine"

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Letters from the Island of the Insane
    Letters from the Island of the Insane

    Original title: Kirjad Sõgedate külast

    1966 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jüri Müür

    The epistolary drama directed by Jüri Müür is based on the collection of short stories "Letters from the Island of the Insane" by Juhan Smuul and tells about the life and human relationships in a fishermen's village.

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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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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