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  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Loved
    Loved

    Original title: Armastasin

    2019 | Feature film, Short | Director: Natalja Matšenene

    When a stage director Anna and a businessman Maxim meet they both get the feeling that they have known each other for ages. Nevertheless they can't take their relationship further due to personal values and social norms. One day Anna comes to a regression therapy and finds out about her previous lives.

  • Reading between the lines
    Reading between the lines

    Original title (in Estonian): "Ridade vahelt lugedes"

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Nadja Girich

    Adaptation of original letters by Nobel laureate Ivan Bunin and estonian poetess Maria Karamzina.

  • Üksikud
    Üksikud

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Meelis Muhu

  • I have also talent for thunder
    I have also talent for thunder

    Original title: Mul annet on ka äikeseks

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Documentary by Vahur Laiapea about Elmo Nüganen, talented actor and stage director, and the head stage manager of Tallinn City Theatre.

  • Ants Eskola: To Be or Not to Be
    Ants Eskola: To Be or Not to Be

    Original title: Ants Eskola: Olla või mitte olla

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristjan Paul Esperk-Virve

    Portrait documentary directed by Kristjan Paul Esperk-Virve about his grandfather Ants Eskola - a legendary Estonian actor of 20th century - and about his creative career.

  • Asta ja Georg
    Asta ja Georg

    2007 | Documentary, Making of | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

  • Miriam's Theatre
    Miriam's Theatre

    Original title: Miriami teatriseiklus

    2007 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Priit Tender

    Miriam, the Hen and Little Brother watch a performance of Little Red Riding Hood. They are emotionally involved in everything, especially fearing the appearance of the wolf...

  • 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.

  • Nõmme
    Nõmme

    1999 | Documentary, Overviews | Director: Rein Raamat, Helvi Raamat

    Documentary commissioned by Nõmme city district government about the former independent garden suburb - Nõmme.

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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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