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  • Leonhard Lapin. Process
    Leonhard Lapin. Process

    Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

    2020 | Portrey, Documentary | Director:

    This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. The film also reveals the creator’s worldview, beliefs and rebellious nature.

  • Scissors
    Scissors

    Original title: Käärid

    2020 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Margus Talvik

    Young woman meets different kinds of men in her own built van, where she serves as a barber in every part of Estonia.

  • Attorney Monika Mägi
    Attorney Monika Mägi

    Original title: Monika

    2019 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Ken Saan, Steven-Hristo Evestus

    Retired top lawyer Monika Mägi and Steven-Hristo Evestus, who is at the peak of his prosecuting career will argue.

  • Chasing Unicorns
    Chasing Unicorns

    Original title: Ükssarvik

    2019 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | Director: Rain Rannu

    Young startup entrepreneur Õie and a serial failure Tõnu follow their crazy ride from Estonia all the way to Silicon Valley — and back.

  • Portugal
    Portugal

    2018 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | 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

  • Strawberry Eaters
    Strawberry Eaters

    Original title: Maasikaõgijad

    2018 | Cartoon, Animation | Director: Mattias Mälk

    Snails can't wait for a strawberry farmer's child to be born.

  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Full lenght feature, Feature film | 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.

  • Good Luck
    Good Luck

    Original title: Heakskiit

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    The Estonian film group needed help from higher forces in Buryatia.

  • Rough Stage
    Rough Stage

    Original title: Karmil pinnal

    2015 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Toomas Järvet

    Maher, a former political prisoner, an electrical engineer by profession, but an artist at heart, a man who starts a quest against the society, cultural norms and his family in order to stage the first original contemporary dance performance in Palestinian history.

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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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