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  • The Visitor
    The Visitor

    Original title: Muukalainen

    2008 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

    This is the first full-length feature film directed by Finnish filmmaker Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää; the film was his graduation thesis. It is a mysterious story about betrayal, love and fidelity.

  • Memories Denied
    Memories Denied

    Original title: Tõrjutud mäletused

    2005 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Imbi Paju

  • In One Hundred Years in May
    In One Hundred Years in May

    Original title: Saja aasta pärast mais

    1986 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The historical-psychological drama directed by Kaljo Kiisk tells about the four last days of Viktor Kingissepp, a professional revolutionary and a communist, in May 1922.

  • Musta katuse all
    Musta katuse all

    1982 | TV feature, TV feature | Director: Ago-Endrik Kerge

  • Seaduslikkuse kaitsel
    Seaduslikkuse kaitsel

    1975 | Documentary | Director: Olav Neuland

  • FIre in the Night
    FIre in the Night

    Original title: Tuli öös

    1973 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valdur Himbek

    The children's film directed by Valdur HImbek is based on the story "Fire in the Darkened City" by Eno Raud, telling about the schoolchildren's fearless games with fire during the German occupation.

  • Rasked aastad
    Rasked aastad

    1973 | TV feature, TV feature | Director: Vladimir Karasjov

  • Next to the monastery wall
    Next to the monastery wall

    Original title: Kloostri müüri kõrval

    1968 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Žukov

    Documentary about war criminals in Pechory, Russia, during the German occupation in 1941-1944.

  • Creators of the Legend
    Creators of the Legend

    Original title: Legendi loojad

    1963 | Amateur film, Movie | Director: Evald Mägi

    Amateur feature film produced in 1963, co-financed by the expatriate Estonians living in Canada and based on Eerik Heine’s original script. The film portrays conditions in Estonia during 1946-1947, fight of the ‘forest brothers’ with the occupying forces and worry towards the outburst of the next war, mixed with the hope to restore the independence of the Republic of Estonia.

  • Life in a Citadel
    Life in a Citadel

    Original title: Elu tsitadellis

    1947 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Herbert Rappaport

    The first feature film produced in the Soviet Republic of Estonia, directed by Herbert Rappaport from Lenfilm production company. It is based on the play "Life in a Citadel" by August Jakobson and was awarded with the Stalin Prize. The film features many leading Estonian film actors of that time.

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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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