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  • The Player
    The Player

    Original title: Mängija

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

    Documentary about Jaan Ehlvest, legendary Estonian chess player, international grandmaster. The film investigates his self-searching and relationship with professional sports and his family.

  • Soome tööle
    Soome tööle

    2006 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Andres Keil

  • Marina Kuvaitseva and the Lonely Women
    Marina Kuvaitseva and the Lonely Women

    Original title: Marina Kuvaitseva ja üksildased naised

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Arvo Iho

    Marina Kuvaitseva, a proud and independent woman in Narva, leads a folklore ensemble where lonely and educated women sing.

  • On the Edge of the New World
    On the Edge of the New World

    Original title: Vahtsõ ilma veere pääl

    2004 | Documentary | Director: Peeter Brambat

  • Independence Day
    Independence Day

    Original title: Eesti lood. Iseseisvuspäev

    2003 | Documentary, Problem oriented, Students film | Director: Hanna Šein

    Life of four young persons with different social background in today's Estonia, right before the local independence day, February 24, 2003.

  • Alvi and Aino's Wedding
    Alvi and Aino's Wedding

    Original title: Alvi ja Aino pulmad

    1985 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Aino and Alvi's wedding party. Young Estonians sing to the bride and groom.

  • Seven Devils
    Seven Devils

    Original title: Seitse kuradit

    1985 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Heino Pars

  • Annual Meeting of the Expatriate Estonian Writers' Union and Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Stockholm on June 8, 1974
    Annual Meeting of the Expatriate Estonian Writers' Union and Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Stockholm on June 8, 1974

    Title in Estonian: Väliseesti Kirjanike Liidu ja Eesti Kirjanike Kooperatiivi aastakoosolek Stockholmis 8.06.1974

    1974 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Annual meeting of the Expatriate Estonian Writers' Union and Estonian Writers' Cooperative in Estonian House, Stockholm on June 8, 1974.

  • 511 Best Photographs of Mars
    511 Best Photographs of Mars

    Original title: 511 paremat fotot Marsist

    1968 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Andres Sööt

    Andres Sööt, a legendary documentary filmmaker in Estonia, records the environments and people in Tallinn cafes with his candid camera in late 1960s.

  • Christmas Party of the Estonian Committee held in Stockholm in 1963
    Christmas Party of the Estonian Committee held in Stockholm in 1963

    Title in Estonian: Paul Uesson 50 a. Eesti Komitee jõulupuu 1963 a Stockholmis

    1963 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Paul Uesson's 50th birthday and the Christmas party of the Estonian Committee in Stockholm in 1963.

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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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