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  • Soviet Hippies
    Soviet Hippies

    Original title in Estonian: Nõukogude lillelapsed

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Terje Toomistu

    Thrilled by rock music, inspired by the cult of peace and love, the young long-haired drop-outs craved for freedom and created their own System in the Soviet Union despite the strict regime of the 1970s.

  • Close Relations
    Close Relations

    Original title (in Russian): Rodnye

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Vitali Manski

    Vitaly Mansky’s documentary journey through Ukraine visits members of his own family to show the reality behind the headlines in this divided country.

  • Mausoleum
    Mausoleum

    Original title: Mausoleum

    2016 | Feature film, Short | Director: Lauri Randla

  • The Moon Hunter
    The Moon Hunter

    Original title: Jüri

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Julia Sillart

    Portrait documentary about cinematographer, film director and teacher Jüri Sillart.

  • Ballet Master
    Ballet Master

    Original title: Balletmeister

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    "Ballet Master", a documentary full of dancing, is a journey through the creative world of the internationally recognized choreographer Mai Murdmaa. Murdmaa is our guide and helps us see dancing as a medium for creating art. "Ballet Master" visualizes choreography but mostly gives it a meaning. Murdmaa's creative work and private life are inseparable. One ballet master, two different forms of society. One art - sacral, mystical, erotic, aesthetic - but so many difficult aspects before the creation can reach the audience.

  • I have also talent for thunder
    I have also talent for thunder

    Original title: Mul annet on ka äikeseks

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Documentary by Vahur Laiapea about Elmo Nüganen, talented actor and stage director, and the head stage manager of Tallinn City Theatre.

  • Sinine kõrb
    Sinine kõrb

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

  • Working Title: Wunderkind
    Working Title: Wunderkind

    Original title: Tööpealkiri: Imelaps

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • Monumentum with a bow tie
    Monumentum with a bow tie

    Original title: Monumentum kikilipsuga

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Julia Guteva-Sillart, Jüri Sillart

    Portrait documentary by Julia and Jüri Sillart about Enn Vetemaa - a writer, translator and composer; always an elegant man with a brilliant mentality.

  • Lobotomy
    Lobotomy

    Original title: Lobotoomia

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Juri Haštševatski

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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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