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  • Eat, Prey, Bird
    Eat, Prey, Bird

    Original title in Estonian: Terroriseerivad tiivulised

    2020 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Matiias Viiking Ojaveski

    The feathered have conquered Pae park. Ringvar Heamägi puts his life on the line and covers the story.

  • Ott Tänak -The Movie
    Ott Tänak -The Movie

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Tarvo Mölder

    The film portrays Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak, one of the most elusive athletes in the eyes of the media with highly reclusive character. His self-willed tenacity has forged this stubborn country boy with a roller coaster career into a driven WRC-pilot who for the first time has in reach the fulfilment of his childhood dream – to snatch the world championship title from the equally hungry competitors.

  • Your own eye is a king
    Your own eye is a king

    Original title: Oma silm on kuningas

    2018 | Documentary, Observation, Making of | Director:

    Documentary about how to stay alive in conflict zone.

  • Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence
    Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence

    Original title: Arnold Rüütel. Lõpetamata lause

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    The documentary was finished before the presidential election in 2007; it opposes the speeches and interviews held by Arnold Rüütel during the Soviet era with the ones held during the period of Estonia regaining its independence.

  • The Team
    The Team

    Original title: Tiim

    2006 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Peep Puks

  • Mass of Lithuanian Community in Toronto 2/2
    Mass of Lithuanian Community in Toronto 2/2

    Title in Estonian: Toronto Leedu kogukonna missa 2/2

    1991 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Second part of the church service of expatriate Lithuanians in Canada for supporting the fight for independence in Lithuania held on January 11, 1990.

  • How Are Yoy Going On, Virumaa?
    How Are Yoy Going On, Virumaa?

    Original title: Kuidas elad, Virumaa?

    1988 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Peeter Tooming

    Documentary directed by Peeter Tooming about the biggest environmental protest in 1988, a youth bike trip through the desolate areas in Viru county, Estonia.

  • Reporter
    Reporter

    1981 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Insects' Summer Games
    Insects' Summer Games

    Original title: Putukate suvemängud

    1971 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Heino Pars

    Competitions in which insects demonstrate their abilities take place at the Green Meadows Olympic Stadium. Film puppet Siki-Triki reports from the sporting games.

  • Ilmar Kullam
    Ilmar Kullam

    1970 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Hans Roosipuu

    Basketball coach Ilmar Kullam and the basketball team of Tartu "Kalev".

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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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