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  • Kelly

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Andzei Matsukevits, Roman Neimann

  • Champion

    Original title: Meister

    2005 | Students film, Short | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

  • Fortieth War
    Fortieth War

    Original title: Neljakümnes sõda

    2005 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the Narva Battalion. The greatest value of the battalion was the Estonian men who volunteered to the Estonian Legion in the autumn of 1942.

  • Names in Marble
    Names in Marble

    Original title: Nimed marmortahvlil

    2002 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Elmo Nüganen

    The debut film by director Elmo Nüganen is based on the novel "Names in Marble" by Albert Kivikas. The film is a patriotic war drama telling the story of schoolboys in the Estonian War of Independence and of the days and nights of these young volunteer fighters. The film is full of dangers, challenges, pain and exaltation, entwined by a beautiful story of young love.

  • The Kids from the Refugee Camp
    The Kids from the Refugee Camp

    Original title: Pagulaslaagri lapsed

    2001 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Andrus Prikk, Toomas Kümmel

    Documentary about Chechen children's memories of war, their daily life and hopes for future in a refugee camp in Georgia.

  • Cho-Oyu

    Original title: Cho-Oyu

    1998 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    Documentary by Riho Västrik about the Estonian alpinists' first Himalayan expedition to climb the top of Cho-Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain.

  • Forty Years Later
    Forty Years Later

    Original title: Nelikümmend aastat hiljem

    1998 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    Documentary by Riho Västrik about the Estonian mountaineers' Caucasus expedition to the highest peak of Europe - Mount Elbrus (5642 m) in 1998.

  • Expatriate Estonians in Australia. Film No.1, part 1
    Expatriate Estonians in Australia. Film No.1, part 1

    Title in Estonian: Austraalia eestlased 1. film, I jagu

    1995-1996 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director: Lembit Blauhut

    Organizations of expatriate Estonians in Australia. Political fight for supporting the existence of Estonia and for declaring the occupation by the Soviet Union as an illegal act.

  • Freedom or Death
    Freedom or Death

    Original title of the film "Vabadus või surm"

    1995 | Documentary | Director: Artur Talvik

  • Cabbage Head
    Cabbage Head

    Original title: Kapsapea

    1993 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    It is a parody of a classical action film. The sequense of events is launched by a huge cabbage head growing on a plot land that belongs to a poor peasant estonian woman.

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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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