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  • Jaak Lõhmus in Estonian Home in Uppsala on March 24, 1991
    Jaak Lõhmus in Estonian Home in Uppsala on March 24, 1991

    Title in Estonian: Jaak Lõhmus Uppsala Eesti Kodus 24.03.1991

    1991 | Newsreel, Amateur film | Director:

    Jaak Lõhmus, film critic and screenwriter, meets expatriate Estonians in Uppsala Estonian Home on March 24, 1991.

  • Kahekümne viies suvi
    Kahekümne viies suvi

    1982 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Irene Lään

  • Path of Impediments
    Path of Impediments

    Original title: Okkaline rada

    1971 | Portrey, Documentary | Director: Vladimir Parvel

    Portrait documentary by Vladimir Parvel about Konstantin Märska, the founder of Estonian film art and the first professional cinematographer in Estonia.

  • G.Ots sai NSV Liidu rahvakunstnikuks
    G.Ots sai NSV Liidu rahvakunstnikuks

    1960 | Newsreels 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Vladimir Parvel

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1950 | Newsreels 1940 II half-1991, Newsreels | Director: Nikolai Dolinski

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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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