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  • Dance Of Death
    Dance Of Death

    Original title: Surmatants

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vaiko Edur

    Documentary about American cultural historian Paul Firnhaber, who has found his peace in a small town of Estonia, called Viljandi.

  • Classics. Evi Mardna
    Classics. Evi Mardna

    Original title: Klassikud. Evi Mardna

    2010 | Amateur film, Documentary | Director: Tõnu Aru

    The documentary introduces the exhibition of ceramic artist Evi Mardna's work celebrating her 80th birthday. Mardna has been a long-time lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

  • Toomik's Movie
    Toomik's Movie

    Original title: Toomiku film

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Marko Raat

  • The Phenomenon of Raul Rajangu
    The Phenomenon of Raul Rajangu

    The original title "Raul Rajangu fenomen"

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Liina Kulles

  • Laurentsius
    Laurentsius

    Original title: Eesti kunst. Laurentsius

    1999 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaanus Nõgisto

    The documentary commissioned by the Estonian Artists' Association gives a short overview about the artwork of Estonian painter Laurentsius.

  • Kaido Ole
    Kaido Ole

    1998 | Documentary | Director: Rein Raamat

    The documentary tells about the birth of a painting by Kaido Ole who interprets his artwork with an allegorical fairytale.

  • ENSV teeneline kunstnikprofessor Salme Raunam 60 aastane
    ENSV teeneline kunstnikprofessor Salme Raunam 60 aastane

    1981 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Evald Vaher

  • Metroo Summer Seminar in Gotland, August 1981
    Metroo Summer Seminar in Gotland, August 1981

    Title in Estonian: Metroo suveseminar Ojamaal, august 1981

    1981 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Metroo summer seminar in Gotland, August 1981. Among participants are Aleksander Loit, Virve Aruoja, Ülo Ignats, Jüri-Karl Seim, Enn Nõu and other active, young expatriate Estonians in Sweden of that era.

  • Nii pikk tee Veenuse juurde
    Nii pikk tee Veenuse juurde

    1981 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Tatjana Elmanovitš

  • K.Tooming
    K.Tooming

    1972 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Andres Sööt

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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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