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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.

  • Fish
    Fish

    Original title: Kala

    2018 | Feature film, Short | Director: Jaan Toomik

    Life passed on from generation to generation can often turn out to be a cruel paradox.

  • Maran
    Maran

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ants Tammik

    The documentary film of nature photographer Rein Maran, who publishes his thoughts through his natural experiences and philosophy of life.

  • Roots: With Mum At The Monastery
    Roots: With Mum At The Monastery

    Original title: Juured: Emaga kloostris

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Anna Hints

    A mother and daughter with a painful past go to a monastery in Thailand together. Will the 26 days of silence filled with strict meditation help them to make peace with their past?

  • Shards Of Light
    Shards Of Light

    Original title: Jagatud valgus

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kullar Viimne

    Stained glass artist fights for her existence and for new orders. Looking back to her long life, she investigates her current situation and motives of her creativeness.

  • Young Peeter At Laanetaguse
    Young Peeter At Laanetaguse

    Original title: Peetrike Laanetagusel

    2018 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Rein Maran

    This family film from Estonian Grand Old Man of nature film Rein Maran, is a story of a child’s explorations of nature and first notices of the surrounding biodiversity. The viewer will find themselves discovering, through his eyes, all possible kinds of miraculous creatures in the grass, on plants, in shrubs and in sky-reaching trees, sharing his astonishment and joy of first discovery.

  • A Bad Scene: Early Spring
    A Bad Scene: Early Spring

    Original title in Estonian: Varakevad

    2017 | Feature film, Short | Director: Rain Tolk, Gustaf Boman Bränngård

    When 15 year old Sander falls prey to an almost fatal bad joke, he has to decide whether to try and break away from his determined social status, or conform and accept his role in the group.

  • Confession
    Confession

    Original title in Georgian: Beri

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Zaza Urušadze

    There is no space for secrets.

  • Roosenberg
    Roosenberg

    2017 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Ingel Vaikla

    Roosenberg is a place, a space, a building, a film. It is the story of an encounter, a story of a space at the beginning of the end.

  • Gorillamajandus
    Gorillamajandus

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Märten Vaher

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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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