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  • Raudvara. Anu Raud
    Raudvara. Anu Raud

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Erle Veber

  • Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo
    Water in a Sieve. Merle Karusoo

    Original title: Sõelaga vett. Merle Karusoo

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristin Raup, Madli Lääne

    A biographical documentary film by Kristin Raup and Madli Lääne about Merle Karusoo, the Estonian stage director and collector of local biographies.

  • Attorney Monika Mägi
    Attorney Monika Mägi

    Original title: Monika

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ken Saan, Steven-Hristo Evestus

    Retired top lawyer Monika Mägi and Steven-Hristo Evestus, who is at the peak of his prosecuting career will argue.

  • Bigger Than Sports
    Bigger Than Sports

    Original title: Suurem kui sport

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kerttu Soans

    Uncompromising "Crazy Coach" Arvi Aavik is creating the Estonian women's wrestling team out of a few capable girls.

  • Lotte and the Lost Dragons
    Lotte and the Lost Dragons

    Original title: Lotte ja kadunud lohe

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits

    We all come from our childhood.

  • Maria ’s Paradise
    Maria ’s Paradise

    Original title (in Finnish): Marian paratiisi

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Zaida Bergroth

    The angel will guide us.

  • Chasing Ponies
    Chasing Ponies

    Original title: Ameerika suvi

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rain Rannu

    This road movie is about life. It is loosely based on the adventures of real Eastern European university students selling books door to door in United States.

  • Cutting Through
    Cutting Through

    Original title: Läbilõikamine. Meie maailm, 10/12

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ove Musting

  • Homecoming
    Homecoming

    Original title (in Estonian): "Kodu"

    2016 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Loore-Emilie Raav

    A documentary by the student Loore Emilie Raav is about the animal protector Kadri Taperson living in Hiiumaa and her everyday work and life on the island regarding the animal protection. At the same time the leading character Kadri has an animal shelter in her personal home.

  • Kooselu Sri Lanka moodi
    Kooselu Sri Lanka moodi

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Mati Kark

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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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