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  • Vseviov
    Vseviov

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Elen Lotman

    It's David Vseviov's birthday - a day that becomes a journey through stories of time

  • Inherited Memories
    Inherited Memories

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Len Murusalu

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • The Story of the Baltic University
    The Story of the Baltic University

    2015 | Documentary | Director: Helga Merits

    In documentary film of Helga Merits there is depicted history of the Baltic University (1946-1949) in post-war Germany.

  • The Gold Spinners
    The Gold Spinners

    Original title: Kullaketrajad

    2013 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Hardi Volmer, Kiur Aarma

  • Mikk
    Mikk

    2006 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat, Peeter Brambat

    Portrait documentary about Mikk Mikiver, a theatre director and an actor.

  • Estonian Independence Day - Flags
    Estonian Independence Day - Flags

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi 74. aastapäeva tähistamine Torontos 2/2

    1992 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    74th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia held in front of Toronto Town Hall.

  • Arvo Niitenberg's interview 1/2
    Arvo Niitenberg's interview 1/2

    1992 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Arvo Niitenberg gives an interview to TV channel CBC News where he talks about the job of the Minister of Energy in the newly established government of the Republic of Estonia.

  • Arvo Niitenberg's interview on CBC news
    Arvo Niitenberg's interview on CBC news

    Title in Estonian: Arvo Niitenbergi intervjuu CBC uudistes

    1992 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Arvo Niitenberg's interview given to CBC News.

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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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