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  • How Are Yoy Going On, Virumaa?
    How Are Yoy Going On, Virumaa?

    Original title: Kuidas elad, Virumaa?

    1988 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Documentary directed by Peeter Tooming about the biggest environmental protest in 1988, a youth bike trip through the desolate areas in Viru county, Estonia.

  • Wonderworker's Debt
    Wonderworker's Debt

    Original title: Imetegija võlg

    1987 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Hans Roosipuu, Enn Säde

    Documentary about professional sports and the efforts by bicyclist Riho Suun.

  • Klaabu in Space
    Klaabu in Space

    Original title: Klaabu kosmoses

    1981 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Avo Paistik

  • Paberileht
    Paberileht

    1981 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Kalju Kivi

  • Colored pencils
    Colored pencils

    Original title: Värvipliiatsid

    1973 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Avo Paistik

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1969 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Semjon Školnikov

  • Men in Soldier's Overcoats
    Men in Soldier's Overcoats

    Original title: Inimesed sõdurisinelis

    1968 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jüri Müür

    The war drama directed by Jüri Müür is based on the novel "The Two Selves of Enn Kalm" by Paul Kuusberg. It is the first, and so far the only Estonian feature film depicting the Estonian Rifle Corps in the World War II, including the forming process of the corps in the Urals, its battles held at Velikiye Luki, on Emajõgi River and the night battle of Tehumardi on Saaremaa island. Considering the year of the film, it is not free from propaganda; however, for the first time bold and epic battle scenes together with the war chronicles are presented in this film. The soundtrack "Song About the Faraway Home" (music by Eino Tamberg, lyrics by Ralf Parve) is still a popular soldier song today.

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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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