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  • Payday
    Payday

    Original title: Pensipäev

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Liis Lepik

    Sleepy rural life in a remote borough is enlivened one day a month, when the horn of plenty overflows and everyone gets a part of it's offerings.

  • Everyday Mysticism
    Everyday Mysticism

    Original title: Vello Salo. Igapäevaelu müstika

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    A story about a trickster priest preparing to leave this world.

  • Censorship Leftovers
    Censorship Leftovers

    Original title: Nagu kärbeste sumin

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Phantom
    Phantom

    Original title: Kodu-käija

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

    Filmmaker Andres Sööt portrays poet Hando Runnel, his essential nature, mentality, people around him and the Estonian great intellectuals who are close to the poet.

  • The Bird Watcher
    The Bird Watcher

    Original title: Vaatleja

    1987 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Iho

    The first feature film directed by Arvo Iho analyzes the relationships between women, men and nature in the spirit of antique Greek tragedy.

  • Coast of Winds
    Coast of Winds

    Original title: Tuuline rand

    1971 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The drama directed by Kaljo Kiisk is based on the first part of the novel series "Coast of Winds" by Aadu Hint, depicting the events before and during the revolution of 1905 on the island of Saaremaa.

Recognition of the Database

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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