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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Taagepera
    Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Portugal
    Portugal

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Lauri Lagle

    Lauri Lagle's first feature film is profound and smooth like a summer's night. It is a physical progression and a mental journey towards something other than a mere geographical location on a map.

  • In the Crosswind
    In the Crosswind

    Original title: Risttuules

    2014 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Martti Helde

    It is 3 AM on June 14, 1941. More than 40,000 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are deported to Siberia by the authorities of Soviet Russia.

  • Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia
    Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia

    Original title: Heino Eller. Quinta Essentia

    2013 | Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    The biographical documentary about the renowned composer and lecturer Heino Eller also serves as a part of cultural history of Estonia. While following the story, we experience the most dramatic and cheerful moments of his life and Estonian history.

  • The Pigeons
    The Pigeons

    Original title of the film: Tuvid

    2012 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Kadriann Kibus

  • Wunderkind
    Wunderkind

    Original title: Tsirkuselaps

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

  • Sweet idealists Signe and Arseni Mölder
    Sweet idealists Signe and Arseni Mölder

    Original title: Armsad idealistid Signe ja Arseni Mõlder

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Rein Raamat

    Portrait documentary directed by Rein Raamat about artists' couple Signe and Arseni Mölder.

  • A Family
    A Family

    Original title: Perekond

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Ida, Natasha, Larissa and Fjodor Vassiljevitch are family members who have a tight relationship that is precious and sacred to them but also limiting, challenging and obstructing. Meeting Ida and her family over the span of three years, the director achieved an amazing intimacy.

  • Peeter
    Peeter

    2001 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jüri Sillart

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Eesti parim kolmanda sektori e-teenus 2015

Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015

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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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