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  • 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.

  • Immortal
    Immortal

    Original title in Estonian: Surematu

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    Born to march to the rhythms of the power, they follow the promise of immortality. The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle.

  • It All Happened In Võru
    It All Happened In Võru

    Original title (in Võro): Kõik sündü Võrol

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    An emotional documentary about life in a small Estonian town during 100 years.

  • Dance With The Devil's Grandma
    Dance With The Devil's Grandma

    Original title: Tants vanakuradi vanaemaga

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Alice Järvet

    The film summarises the sad truth about the “games” played at the edge by Konstantin Päts, the first President of the Republic of Estonia, and Johan Laidoner, the then Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in Estonia.

  • Jaan Poska 10. märts 1920
  • Choices. My story
    Choices. My story

    Original title (in Estonian): "Valikud. Minu lugu"

    2013 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Tuuliki Tedre-Orgjõe

  • To Breathe as One
    To Breathe as One

    Original title: Üheshingamine

    2013 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Maureen Castle Tusty

  • In memoriam Eesti kroon
    In memoriam Eesti kroon

    Original title: In memoriam Eesti kroon

    2011 | Amateur film, Documentary | Director: Eve Ester

    Textile artist Elna Kaasik creates the death cloths of Estonian kroon for the applied arts exhibition "Ragulka" ("Slingshot").

  • December Heat
    December Heat

    Original title: Detsembrikuumus

    2008 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Asko Kase

    The first full-length feature directed by Asko Kase is an enthralling action drama based on true historical events about the Communist rebellion in Estonia held on December 1st, 1924.

  • The Singing Revolution
    The Singing Revolution

    Original title: Laulev revolutsioon

    2006 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Maureen Castle Tusty, James Tusty

    American film directors James Trusty and Maureen Castle Tusty regard Estonian Singing Revolution as the turning point of European history.

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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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