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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Immortal
    Immortal

    Original title in Estonian: Surematu

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    Born to march to the rhythms of the power, they follow the promise of immortality. The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle.

  • New Neighbours
    New Neighbours

    Original title: Uued naabrid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    Two political eras meet in the Estonian town of Tapa.

  • Meie maailm on nende oma
    Meie maailm on nende oma

    2016 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Mati Kark

  • Love remains, love returns
    Love remains, love returns

    Original title: Armud jäänud, armud tulnud

    2012 | Documentary | Director: Tõnu Virve

    Vahur Linnuste, an expatriate Estonian living in Paris, has promoted Estonian spirit, nation and culture abroad for many decades. He tells his colourful story of life and expresses his opionion about the backgrounds of politics in Europe and the whole world that have influenced the development of the Republic of Estonia.

  • Censorship Leftovers
    Censorship Leftovers

    Original title: Nagu kärbeste sumin

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Nazis and Blondes
    Nazis and Blondes

    Original title: Fritsud ja blondiinid

    2008 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Arbo Tammiksaar

    Estonian-Latvian co-production about the "established fascists" - Baltic actors who were used by the Soviet film industry to create the representation of an enemy and to recreate the image of Baltic people as fascists.

  • Fortieth War
    Fortieth War

    Original title: Neljakümnes sõda

    2005 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the Narva Battalion. The greatest value of the battalion was the Estonian men who volunteered to the Estonian Legion in the autumn of 1942.

  • Jõulud Leninita
    Jõulud Leninita

    1994 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Ajalookonverents Narvas.
    Ajalookonverents Narvas.

    1989 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Heikki Aasaru

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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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