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  • Emade päev
    Emade päev

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey, Problem oriented | Director: Kristiina Davidjants

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • New Neighbours
    New Neighbours

    Original title: Uued naabrid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    Two political eras meet in the Estonian town of Tapa.

  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Six-year-old Leelo’s mother is deported to a Siberian prison camp during Stalinist repressions. The little girl tries to be as good as she can in the belief that this will bring her mother back home.

  • In Between
    In Between

    Original title: Kahe maailma vahel

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey, Students film | Director: Liis Lepik

    Estonian Muslim Kristi with Arab roots is an aid worker in a big Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

  • Always is always
    Always is always

    Original title: Alati on alati

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tõnis Lepik

    The film introduces the daily activities and creative work of the last year in artist Jaan Paavle's life, including his beliefs, attitudes and contradictions with the society.

  • Beggar Writer's House
    Beggar Writer's House

    Original title: Vaeste kirjanike maja

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • The Kaplinski System
    The Kaplinski System

    Original title: Kaplinski süsteem

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raphaël Gianelli-Meriano

    The documentary co-directed by Estonian and French filmmakers portray Jaan Kaplinski - a man behind words.

  • Phantom
    Phantom

    Original title: Kodu-käija

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

    Filmmaker Andres Sööt portrays poet Hando Runnel, his essential nature, mentality, people around him and the Estonian great intellectuals who are close to the poet.

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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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