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  • Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo
    Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo

    Original title: Sõelaga vett. Merle Karusoo

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristin Raup, Madli Lääne

  • The Scandal
    The Scandal

    Original title in Estonian: Suur Skandaal

    2020 | Students film, Short | Director: Anu Sildnik

    Anu Sildnik’s short movie is talking about what will happen in that very moment when you put together one brassiere for a night characters from famous paintings. What will happen after artist have done last brushstroke and all the models and muses can finally move and go back to their ordinary lives. Do they accidentally know each ohter?

  • Ülo Sooster. The Man Who Dried a Towel in the Wind
    Ülo Sooster. The Man Who Dried a Towel in the Wind

    Original title: Ülo Sooster. Mees, kes kuivatas rätikut tuule käes

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Lilija Vjugina

    Documentary feature about one of the most influential Estonian surrealists, Ülo Sooster.

  • Black and White Colours
    Black and White Colours

    Original title in Estonian: Värvid must-valgel

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: German Golub

    The short film “Black and White Colours” by BFM film students is a psychological satire about the time when television was transitioning from black and white to colour.

  • It All Happened In Võru
    It All Happened In Võru

    Original title (in Võro): Kõik sündü Võrol

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    An emotional documentary about life in a small Estonian town during 100 years.

  • Interview with Hans Roosipuu
    Interview with Hans Roosipuu

    Original title (in Estonian): "Intervjuu Hans Roosipuuga"

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Ingvar Toomas Heamägi

  • Interview with Jaak Elling
    Interview with Jaak Elling

    Original title (in Estonian): "Intervjuu Jaak Ellinguga"

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Mario Ansip

    Interview with Jaak Elling.

  • Interview with Vallo Kepp
    Interview with Vallo Kepp

    Original title (in Estonian): "Intervjuu Vallo Kepiga"

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Dora Lall

  • Interview with Virve Laev
    Interview with Virve Laev

    Original title (in Estonian): "Intervjuu Virve Laevaga"

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Kaupo Muuli

    Editor Virve Laev talks about film and her memories of Tallinnfilm.

  • Intervjuu Sirje-Mai Hallastega
    Intervjuu Sirje-Mai Hallastega

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Andres Hallik

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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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