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  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • Muusikakosmose päikesepoiss Risto Joost
    Muusikakosmose päikesepoiss Risto Joost

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Jaanus Nõgisto

  • Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies
    Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

    Original title: Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

    A documentary film about a composer Tõnu Kõrvits, his music and the people who are deeply touched by his music.

  • Ten & Ninety
    Ten & Ninety

    Original title: Kümme, üheksakümmend

    2017 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Martti Helde

  • Family Lies
    Family Lies

    Original title: Perekonnavaled

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik, Manfred Vainokivi

    “Family Lies” by Valentin Kuik and Manfred Vainokivi is a relationship drama about elephants in the bedroom and skeletons in the closet, about small and big deceptions, half-truths and set-ups that can be found in every family’s secret chronicles.

  • EINASTO 11577
    EINASTO 11577

    Original title: EINASTO 11577

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Helle Karis

    The film project "EINASTO 11577" is dedicated to one of the famous "stars" in Estonia, the academician Jaan Einasto.

  • Inner voice
    Inner voice

    Original title: Sisekõla

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey, Students film | Director: Madis Reimund

    What is happening to a composer when his creation is leaving his private space to our common space.

  • To Breathe as One
    To Breathe as One

    Original title: Üheshingamine

    2013 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Maureen Castle Tusty

  • Working Title: Wunderkind
    Working Title: Wunderkind

    Original title: Tööpealkiri: Imelaps

    2012 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • "Austraalia eestlased": esimene film (esimene pool)
    "Austraalia eestlased": esimene film (esimene pool)

    1995-1996 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director: Lembit Blauhut

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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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