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  • Life24
    Life24

    Original title: Elu24

    2019 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Kristjan Holm

    Confirmed barchelor Einar Jernskjegg wins the lottery.

  • Silk Gloves
    Silk Gloves

    Original title in Finnish: "Silkkihansikkaat"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Veera Tapper

    Veera Tapper's thesis short film combining elements from different fields of art such as ballet, modern dance and theater. 12-years old Aino finds a way to be seen in the competitive world of ballet through stolen silk gloves.

  • Truth or Justice
    Truth or Justice

    Original title: Tõde ja õigus

    2019 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tanel Toom

    Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

  • Actually
    Actually

    Original title in Estonian: "Tegelikult"

    2018 | Students film, Short | Director: Mart Sander

    Three people, who meet at a wayside hotel one stormy night, seem to share both past and future.

  • Fire Lily
    Fire Lily

    Original title: Tuliliilia

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Maria Avdjuško

    Life finds a way.

  • Mees, kes üllatas kõiki
    Mees, kes üllatas kõiki

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Natalya Merkulova, Aleksei Tšupov

  • Roots: A Poem About Love
    Roots: A Poem About Love

    Original title: Juured: Poeem armastusest

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Nora Särak, Dominik Krutsky

    It was my first time leaving Estonia with no thoughts of return. It was the first time I changed my life completely for something as unexpected as love.

  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Six-year-old Leelo’s mother is deported to a Siberian prison camp during Stalinist repressions. The little girl tries to be as good as she can in the belief that this will bring her mother back home.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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