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  • A Loss of Something Ever Felt
    A Loss of Something Ever Felt

    Original title: Üht kaotust igavesti kandsin

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz

    Dutiful daughter Eeva embarks on a quest to find and save her brother, deep in the bowels of Bogotás underworld.

  • Take It or Leave It
    Take It or Leave It

    Original title: Võta või jäta

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it!

  • The Call of Silence
    The Call of Silence

    Original title of the film "Vaikuse kutse"

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Madli Lääne

  • Miriam's Food Processor
    Miriam's Food Processor

    Original title: Miriami köögikombain

    2012 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Andres Tenusaar

    Miriam is in the kitchen, making a milkshake with the food processor.

  • Miriam's Colors
    Miriam's Colors

    Original title: Miriami värvid

    2008 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Jelena Girlin, Mari-Liis Bassovskaja

    Miriam finds old photos. While waching them she actually starts seeing all the world around her in black and white.

  • Family Photos
    Family Photos

    Original title: Perekonnapildid

    1989 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik

    A feature film directed by Valentin Kuik is based on his short story "The Formula", telling about the young graduates of a small town in Estonia in 1960s.

  • Games For Teenagers
    Games For Teenagers

    Original title: Naerata ometi

    1985 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Leida Laius, Arvo Iho

    The feature film directed by Leida Laius is based on the youth novel "Stepmother" by Silvia Rannamaa. The socially sensitive drama is telling the story about the children growing up in an orphanage and about parents' responsibility for their children's fate.

  • Laughball
    Laughball

    Original title: Naerupall

    1984 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Heino Pars

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

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

  • Cameraman Kõps on a Deserted Island
    Cameraman Kõps on a Deserted Island

    Original title: Operaator Kõps üksikul saarel

    1966 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Heino Pars

    Kõps and Wiseman survive from the plane crash and find themselves on a deserted island.

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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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