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  • Long Live the Scandals!
    Long Live the Scandals!

    Original title: Elagu skandaalid ja kollased sandaalid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary about Estonian contemporary artist Leonhard Lapin.

  • Space of Pure Thought
    Space of Pure Thought

    Original title: Puhta mõtte ruum

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Puu Estonia (pseudonüüm)

  • Unt´s hour
    Unt´s hour

    Original title: Unditund

    2015 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Maria Avdjuško

    One of the most extraordinary personas in Estonian cultural history is undoubtedly the writer, director, publicist, lecturer and a public figure Mati Unt.

  • Free Range. Ballad on Approving of the World
    Free Range. Ballad on Approving of the World

    Original title: Free Range. Ballaad maailma heakskiitmisest

    2013 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

    An optimistic anti-western about the possibility to attain the inscrutable and benevolent indifference towards all mundane affairs even here, in the midst of the pointless and sad life of contemporary Europeans.

  • Beggar Writer's House
    Beggar Writer's House

    Original title: Vaeste kirjanike maja

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Professionaalne amatöör
    Professionaalne amatöör

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Indrek Kangro

  • Brave New World
    Brave New World

    Original title: Hea uus ilm

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey, Problem oriented | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    It's a film about consumerism, about people, who have lost themselves in a world of things.

  • Brothers Bearhearts
    Brothers Bearhearts

    Original title: Vennad Karusüdamed

    2005 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    The heroes of the film are three bear cubs from the cult painting by Ivan Shishkin “Morning in a Pine Forest”.

  • A Living Force
    A Living Force

    Original title: Elav jõud

    2003 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Jaak Kilmi, Andres Maimik

    Three men, three different stories about work and being lazy, dignity and despair, struggle for existence and self-pity in a ruthless society of success.

  • Intimate Town
    Intimate Town

    Original title: Intiimne linn

    2003 | Documentary | Director: Kristiina Davidjants

    Both reality and fiction of Dovlatov's - a famous Russian writer - world opens up In conversations held with the prototypes of Dovlatov's book describing the period of his life in Tallinn in 1970s.

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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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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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