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  • Vastuvõtt
    Vastuvõtt

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Aleksandr Heifets

  • Heldur
    Heldur

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Karol Ansip

    Shortly before Estonia regained its independence, a painting studio came into being, a studio that was guided by principles of painting that dated back to the First Republic. Heldur Viires, the leader and teacher of the school, has been passing on his knowledge of colour and light for thirty meaningful years.

  • 91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009
    91 kilometers. Chronicle of Estonia 2009

    Original title: 91 kilomeetrit. Eestimaa Kroonika 2009

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Paakspuu

    “91 KM” tells the stories of four different people sharing one thing – they all live 91 km away from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. In a peaceful manner, “91 KM” pays homage to the simple working man and shows our homeland through fear and mercy, worries and joy.

  • Silent Surrender
    Silent Surrender

    Original title: Ma elasin Eesti Vabariigis

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary by Liina Triškina about the year of 1939 that was fateful for the republic of Estonia. The film studies the subjects of freedom and critical situations, doings and undoings.

  • Jubilee Year
    Jubilee Year

    Original title: Juubliaasta

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Hardi Volmer, Kaspar Kallas

    Chronicle film about the events in the Republic of Estonia in 2008.

  • Recreation Ceremony of Studentsʹ Corporation "Vironia" on 13.05.1989
  • Independence Day
    Independence Day

    Original title: Eesti lood. Iseseisvuspäev

    2003 | Documentary, Problem oriented, Students film | Director: Hanna Šein

    Life of four young persons with different social background in today's Estonia, right before the local independence day, February 24, 2003.

  • Pictures from the XXth Century Estonia
    Pictures from the XXth Century Estonia

    Original title: Möödunud sajandi Eestist

    2000 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary directed by Andres Sööt has recorded the years of 1996 and 1997 as a continuation to the earlier annual film chronicles "Year of the Dragon" and "Year of the Horse".

  • Celebration of Estonian 74th Independence Day in Toronto (1)
    Celebration of Estonian 74th Independence Day in Toronto (1)

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi 74. aastapäeva tähistamine Torontos 1/2

    1992 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Ceremony of the celebration of 74th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia held in front of Toronto Town Hall.

  • Celebration of the 74th Independence Day of Estonia
    Celebration of the 74th Independence Day of Estonia

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi 74. aastapäeva tähistamine Torontos [Iseseisvuspäev]

    1992 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Ceremony of the 74th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia held in Toronto in 1992.

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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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