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  • Dance With The Devil's Grandma
    Dance With The Devil's Grandma

    Original title: Tants vanakuradi vanaemaga

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Alice Järvet

    The film summarises the sad truth about the “games” played at the edge by Konstantin Päts, the first President of the Republic of Estonia, and Johan Laidoner, the then Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in Estonia.

  • Those Who Dare – on solidarity of small nations
    Those Who Dare – on solidarity of small nations

    Original title (Icelandic): Deir Sem Dora

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Ólafur Rögnvaldsson

  • Silent Surrender
    Silent Surrender

    Original title: Ma elasin Eesti Vabariigis

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary by Liina Triškina about the year of 1939 that was fateful for the republic of Estonia. The film studies the subjects of freedom and critical situations, doings and undoings.

  • Estonia
    Estonia

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Hannes Lintrop, Renita Lintrop

    History documentary by Hannes and Renita Lintrop about the 100th anniversary of Estonia Theatre and its building where the stories of Estonian nationhood and culture are intertwined.

  • A Reporter
    A Reporter

    Original title: Reporter

    2004 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Karol Ansip

  • The Era of the Estonian Crown
    The Era of the Estonian Crown

    Original title: Krooni aeg

    2003 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Valentin Kuik

    Documentary by Rein Karemäe and Valentin Kuik about the era when after the successful monetary reform in 1992 the Republic of Estonia switched to Estonian kroon and liberal market economy.

  • Ernst Jaakson at his home in Bronxville
    Ernst Jaakson at his home in Bronxville

    Title in Estonian: Ernst Jaakson oma kodus Bronxville'is

    1996 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Ernst Jaakson, the Consul General of the Republic in Estonia in the United States of America, at his home in Bronxville, New York, on October 19, 1996.

  • Äraneetud linn
    Äraneetud linn

    1996 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Master and Slave
    Master and Slave

    Original title: Isand ja ori

    1992 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Enn Säde

  • Estonian Song 1988
    Estonian Song 1988

    Original title: Eestimaa Laul '88

    1988 | Documentary, Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Toomas Lepp

    Estonian Song '88 was the event held in the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn on September 11, 1988, where the largest number of people took part. During six hours 11. septembril 1988 toimus Tallinna laulväljakul seni kõigi aegade rahvarohkeim üritus Eestimaa laul ‘88, kus kuue tunni jooksul peeti sütitavaid kõnesid ja lauldi isamaalisi laule.

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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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