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  • Roots: 40 Years Later
    Roots: 40 Years Later

    Original title: Juured: 40 aastat hiljem

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Moonika Siimets

    A story about a love for things and the difficulty of letting go of them.

  • Three Jewels
    Three Jewels

    Original title in Estonian: Kolm juveeli

    2016 | Documentary, Antropological, Students film, Documentary, TV Show | Director: Gerli Nõmm

    Documentary tells the story of 3 women from different generations who all have dedicated their lives to the most ancient and endangered Cambodian art forms – Smot chanting.

  • Freedom Starts from Within
    Freedom Starts from Within

    Original title: Vabadus algab seest. Kai-Mai Olbri autoportree

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kai-Mai Olbri

    This film's central theme is freedom - human and above all artist's freedom: artistic, spiritual and physical, observed retroactively by the author herself. This sincere and confessional biography examines the author's complicated and versatile artistic nature. Marriage to a loved one brings on a clear understanding of responsibility. You become positive, that happy co-existence is what allows a human being to feel free. It is because of that freedom, that you can take on new challenges and understand, that be it painting, writing, acting, or filming - your art is one whole.

  • Time
    Time

    Original title of the film: Tundras muutusteta

    2008 | Documentary, Nature, Antropological | Director: Dainis Klava

  • Inge Tederi maailm
    Inge Tederi maailm

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

    Portrait documentary by Rein Raamat about Inge Teder, the legendary head of the Art Museum of Estonia.

  • An Invitation to the Eternal City
    An Invitation to the Eternal City

    Original title: Kutse igavesse linna

    2003 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

    An hour with the amazingly multifaceted Einar Laigna, who clearly and emphatically discusses life’s basic values with the viewer, at a time when ethics tend to be lost from our lives. And thus, the message that he sends to Estonians and other people who love their land is that today is more important than ever before.

  • Work
    Work

    2000 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Rainer Sarnet

  • Vaba vaimu saadik
    Vaba vaimu saadik

    1998 | Documentary | Director: Jaanus Nõgisto

  • Humachinoid
    Humachinoid

    Original title: Humachinoid

    1995 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Kalju Kivi

    A film about the influence of society on the life of an individual.

  • Teade parlamendile
    Teade parlamendile

    1989 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Valentin Kuik

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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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