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  • One day on the ice
    One day on the ice

    Original title (in Estonian): "Päev jääl"

    2012 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Ivan Panasjuk

  • Man of Kihnu
    Man of Kihnu

    Original title: Kihnu mees

    1986 | Documentary | Director: Mark Soosaar

    Documentary directed by Mark Soosaar about the island of Kihnu, its residents and the social problems of the local society.

  • Kalapüük Võrtsjärvel
    Kalapüük Võrtsjärvel

    1980 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Vitali Gorbunov

  • Saare kalurid
    Saare kalurid

    1978 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Karl Kello

  • During the Ebb
    During the Ebb

    Original title: Mõõna aegu

    1974 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Arnold Altmäe

    Poetical documentary by Arnold Altmäe about the idle winter period in fishermen's lives and the human yearning for a real profession.

  • Aastaajad
    Aastaajad

    1972 | Popular Science, Educational, Other categories, Commissioned | Director: Evald Vaher

  • The white land of Enderby
    The white land of Enderby

    Original title: Enderby valge maa

    1969 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt, Mati Kask

    Documentary by Andres Sööt and Mati Kask portrays Antarctic expeditions and its polar stations in 1968-1969.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1963 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Reet Kasesalu

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1961 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Igor Jeltsov

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1957 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Reet Kasesalu

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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