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  • Kingdom of the Elk
    Kingdom of the Elk

    The original title "Põdra kuningriik"

    2007 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

  • Balance between Man and Nature
    Balance between Man and Nature

    Original title: Inimese ja looduse tasakaal

    2006 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Ago Ruus

    The project of protecting and restoring endangered species in North-West of Estonia was the initiative of European Union Life-Nature Programme.

  • Married to horses
    Married to horses

    Original title: Laulatatud hobustega

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ago Ruus

    Ute Wohlrab is a fragile German woman living in Valga county, Estonia, who wants to save the Old-Tori horse, an endangered species originated from Estonia.

  • But the Goats?
    But the Goats?

    Original title: Aga kitsed?

    1998 | Documentary | Director: Liivo Niglas

    Debut documentary by Liivo Niglas about a French family growing goats and making goat cheese.

  • Saarmas
    Saarmas

    1998 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

  • Toonela lind. Must-toonekurg
    Toonela lind. Must-toonekurg

    1997 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

  • Operatsioon "Lagrits"
    Operatsioon "Lagrits"

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Rein Maran

  • Breeding of the Estonian black-and white cow
    Breeding of the Estonian black-and white cow

    Original title: Eesti mustakirju karja aretus

    1989 | Documentary, Commissioned, Other categories | Director: Leo Ilves

    Documentary about the history and present day of breeding Estonian black-and-white cattle.

  • Varjuelu
    Varjuelu

    1985 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

  • Otsi loodusest liitlast
    Otsi loodusest liitlast

    1984 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

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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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