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  • A Man From A Fairytale
    A Man From A Fairytale

    Original title: Mees muinasjutust

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    The end of one act is the beginning of another. The documentary about Toomas Edur tells us an intimate story about the most outstanding Estonian ballet artist, his searches, changes in his life and adapting to those changes.

  • About Love
    About Love

    Original title: Armastusest

    2019 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Girlin Bassovskaja

    Man and Woman have been married for years. Everything is insufferably usual and suffocating routine.

  • 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.

  • Ahto. Chasing A Dream
    Ahto. Chasing A Dream

    Original title: Ahto. Unistuste jaht

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Jaanis Valk

    An adventurer who dreams big and wants to prove to the world that his dream is possible, finds himself in the middle of the war and in the turmoil of complex human relationships...

  • All About My Father
    All About My Father

    Original title in Estonian: "Kõik minu isast"

    2018 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Reeli Reinaus

    First person documentary, directed by Reeli Reinaus, is portrait of her father’s life and death.

  • Portugal
    Portugal

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Lauri Lagle

    Lauri Lagle's first feature film is profound and smooth like a summer's night. It is a physical progression and a mental journey towards something other than a mere geographical location on a map.

  • Risti aarded
    Risti aarded

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

  • Roots: My Flesh And Blood
    Roots: My Flesh And Blood

    Original title: Juured: Mu liha ja veri

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    This is a story about love and loss. About my flesh and blood.

  • Present
    Present

    Original title in Estonian: "Kingitus"

    2017 | Students film, Short | Director: Feliks Mangus

    A story about an old couple’s life, love and the battle for power.

  • Family Lies
    Family Lies

    Original title: Perekonnavaled

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik, Manfred Vainokivi

    “Family Lies” by Valentin Kuik and Manfred Vainokivi is a relationship drama about elephants in the bedroom and skeletons in the closet, about small and big deceptions, half-truths and set-ups that can be found in every family’s secret chronicles.

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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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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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