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  • At Home with Refugees
    At Home with Refugees

    Original title: Pagulasega elutoas

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Kristina Norman

    Jana is a manager of an asylum centre in a small Estonian village. People from various culture and with different backgrounds are waiting for the verdicts that will change their destinies.

  • Life on Slippery Ice
    Life on Slippery Ice

    Original title: Elu libedal jääl

    2012 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Brett Orloff

    Who are the refugees living among us? How have they come here? How is it possible (if at all) for them to adopt to the life in Estonia?

  • Three springs of Total Immersion Method
    Three springs of Total Immersion Method

    Original title: Keelekümblejate kolm kevadet

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Russian children study Estonian language with the Total Immersion Method in a Tallinn school in 2001-2012.

  • Crimean teacher
    Crimean teacher

    Original title: Krimmi õpetaja

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Documentary directed by Vahur Laiapea about Tiina Rekand, teacher of Estonian language in Crimean Aleksandrovka school and Rita Kuusk-Kadilkina, a Crimean-Estonian woman who has provided temporary home for teachers from Estonia.

  • Kinnunen
    Kinnunen

    Original title: Kinnunen

    2007 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andri Luup

    The romantic comedy directed by Andri Luup tells the story of a Finnish man and an Estonian woman who find each other despite of hardships.

  • Siberi õpetaja
    Siberi õpetaja

    2001 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Heini Drui

  • Expatriate Estonians in Australia, Film No. 4
    Expatriate Estonians in Australia, Film No. 4

    Title in Estonian: Austraalia eestlased 4. film

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

    Expatriate Estonians in Wollongong and the history of further education schools in Australia.

  • I am not a Tourist, I Live Here
    I am not a Tourist, I Live Here

    Part 1 and 2

    1988 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Urbla

    The events of the film directed by Peeter Urbla take place in precapitalist Tallinn, among people who try to find their hearth and home.

  • Dialoog
    Dialoog

    Original title: Dialoog

    1986 | Popular Science, Educational, Other categories, Commissioned | Director: Heli Speek

  • Eesti keel vene koolis
    Eesti keel vene koolis

    1986 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Peeter Tooming

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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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