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  • The Collapse of The Soviet Union
    The Collapse of The Soviet Union

    Original title: Eestlased Kremlis

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Toomas Lepp

    The activities of the Estonian representatives at the Congress of the Communist Party of Soviet Union led to the collapse of the Soviet empire.

  • Year of the Horse
    Year of the Horse

    Original title: Hobuse aasta

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Reportage documentary directed by Andres Sööt records the most important events of Estonian fight for independence in 1990.

  • ENSV Ülemnõukogu 16.novembri istungjärgul konstitutsiooni paranduste kohta
    ENSV Ülemnõukogu 16.novembri istungjärgul konstitutsiooni paranduste kohta

    1988 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Ants Vill

  • Kuidas me olümpial käisime
    Kuidas me olümpial käisime

    1988 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Hans Roosipuu

  • Rahvarinde kongress
    Rahvarinde kongress

    1988 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Valeria Anderson

  • Year of the Dragon
    Year of the Dragon

    Original title: Draakoni aasta

    1988 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary chronicle directed by Andres Sööt about the influential events and the political awakening in Estonia in 1988.

  • A.Hansen-Tammsaare 100
    A.Hansen-Tammsaare 100

    1978 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Peep Puks, Toivo Elme

  • EKP KK sekretär V.Väljas
    EKP KK sekretär V.Väljas

    1978 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Veljo Käsper

  • ENSV uue konstitutsiooni vastuvõtmine
    ENSV uue konstitutsiooni vastuvõtmine

    1978 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Karl Kello

  • Sõprusleek
    Sõprusleek

    1977 | Musical film | Director: Georg Jegorov

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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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