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  • Rauaniit
    Rauaniit

    2020 | Documentary | Director: Maria Aua

    To create a new, you have to give up the old. As a result of the dust, physical and dirty work of construction workers the building of the former textile factory Rauaniit gives birth to a modern Art Academy.

  • The Circle
    The Circle

    Original title: Südamering

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Margit Lillak

    To change the world, one needs to start within.

  • More than Life
    More than Life

    Original title: Enam kui elu

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Indrek Spungin, Taavi Arus

    This is the story of the last genuine rock star and poet, of his work, and of the anatomy of a punk band.

  • Pets and Berlin
    Pets and Berlin

    Original title: Pets ja Berliin

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Taavi Arus

    A story about a legend of Estonian punk scene Peeter Männiksoo aka Pasa-Pets, who has been living for years in Berlin. It is a story about a man's survival in a big city, a story about loneliness, struggle and freedom. It's a poem about Pets and Berlin.

  • The Swan
    The Swan

    Original title in Icelandic: Svanurinn

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Asa Helga Hjörleifsdottir

  • Hinnatõus ja uue aasta soovid
    Hinnatõus ja uue aasta soovid

    1991 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Gennadi Meleško

  • Raudrohutee
    Raudrohutee

    1985 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Hagi Šein

  • 20th Anniversary of Metsakodu, 1974
    20th Anniversary of Metsakodu, 1974

    Title in Estonian: Metsakodu 20. aastapäev 1974

    1974 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Metsakodu scout camp in Sweden celebrates its 20th anniversary.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1969 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Vitali Gorbunov

  • Ringvaade "Nõukogude Eesti" nr 20
    Ringvaade "Nõukogude Eesti" nr 20

    1961 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Valeria Anderson

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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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