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  • The King
    The King

    Original title in Estonian: Kuningas

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Teresa Juksaar

    Teresa Juksaar’s film „The King“ is based on a short story by Mehis Heinsaar and opens the theme of searching and finding inner peace. The film is a magical journey between the real and the imaginary world.

  • Jüri Pootsmann - Magus melanhoolia
    Jüri Pootsmann - Magus melanhoolia

    2020 | Students film, Music video | Director: Romet Esko, Raul Esko

    Music video by Jüri Pootsmann performing Magus Melanhoolia.

  • Rauaniit
    Rauaniit

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Maria Aua

    To create a new, you have to give up the old. As a result of the dust, physical and dirty work of construction workers the building of the former textile factory Rauaniit gives birth to a modern Art Academy.

  • Inherited Memories
    Inherited Memories

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Len Murusalu

    Short documentary explores the notion that traumatic experiences can be passed on to future generations.

  • Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
    Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Miguel Llansó

    Two special agents are tasked with protecting the computer programme that runs a future metropolis. However, the ‘Soviet Union’ virus soon starts wreaking havoc. A delirious ride!

  • The Art of Stopping Time
    The Art of Stopping Time

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Janeli Pelska

    A documentary about a Chinese artist named Shen Jiashan.

  • The Lemniscate
    The Lemniscate

    Original title in Estonian: "Külaline"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Teresa Väli

    Film student Teresa Väli's short film about love and friendship and the passage of time.

  • 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.

  • Cultural Heroes: Losers
    Cultural Heroes: Losers

    Original title in Estonian: "Kultuuriheerosed: Luuserid"

    2018 | Students film, TV Show | Director: Helen Tammemäe

    Students Tammemäe Helen and Marie-Helene Hazel broadcast "Losers" looks at the Estonian cultural space specific to the archetypal loser loser explains the nature.

  • Love express
    Love express

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kuba Mikurda

    A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies.

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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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