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  • Heinz Valk
    Heinz Valk

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristjan Svirgsden

    Portrait documentary by Kristjan Svirgsden about Heinz Valk, artist and social activist.

  • Living Images
    Living Images

    Original title: Elavad pildid

    2013 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Hardi Volmer

    The historical drama directed by Hardi Volmer is a love story combining the elements of epopee and comedy, the grotesque of early silent film and the melodrama of the golden era of cinema.

  • Censorship Leftovers
    Censorship Leftovers

    Original title: Nagu kärbeste sumin

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Greetings from Soviet Estonia!
    Greetings from Soviet Estonia!

    Original title: Tervitusi Nõukogude Eestist!

    2007 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

  • The Singing Revolution
    The Singing Revolution

    Original title: Laulev revolutsioon

    2006 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Maureen Castle Tusty, James Tusty

    American film directors James Trusty and Maureen Castle Tusty regard Estonian Singing Revolution as the turning point of European history.

  • Children of the Singing Revolution
    Children of the Singing Revolution

    Original title: Kasvamise aeg

    2004 | Documentary | Director: Arvo Iho

    Estonian Television Childrens' Choir grows up together with the Republic of Estonia.

  • Estonian Prison
    Estonian Prison

    Original title: Eesti vangla

    2003 | Documentary | Director: Indrek Kangur

    The main subject of the history documentary is Patarei Prison - a unique architectural and historical building.

  • Alone and Together
    Alone and Together

    Original title of the film "Üksinda ja koos"

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Vilniuse veretöö leinamiiting
    Vilniuse veretöö leinamiiting

    Eesti Kroonika nr 1, 5/7

    1991 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Gennadi Meleško

  • 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.

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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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