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  • Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Television Fairy Tale
    Television Fairy Tale

    Original title in Estonian: "Telesinine unistus"

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Greta Külvet, Kätlin Karama

  • Tension

    Original title in Estonian: "Pinge"

    2019 | Students film, TV Show | Director: Martin Korjus

    “Tension” is quiz show that is based on original format created by Marili Kobin and Laura Laasi. Episode is meant as a pilot for introducing and selling the format to TV channels and production companies.

  • Teofrastus

    2019 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Sergei Kibus

    Story of a cat, looking for a place to call home.

  • The Circle
    The Circle

    Original title: Südamering

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Margit Lillak

  • The Evolution of the Guard
    The Evolution of the Guard

    Original title in Estonian: "Valvuri evolutsioon"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Dora Lall

    The semester film of the BFM students is an adaptation of Talvo Pabut's novel "The Evolution of the Guard".

  • The Irredeemable Optimist: a Portrait of Director Ove Musting
    The Irredeemable Optimist: a Portrait of Director Ove Musting

    Original title in Estonian: "Paadunud optimist: režissöör Ove Mustingu portree"

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Eva Ligi Aydoğmuş

    Students Eva Ligi Aydoğmuş and Deisi Helemäe-Sarv portrayed director Ove Musting in their documentary film to address TV concerns in the background.

  • The Lemniscate
    The Lemniscate

    Original title in Estonian: "Külaline"

    2019 | Students film, Short | Director: Teresa Väli

    Film student Teresa Väli's short film about love and friendship and the passage of time.

  • The Story Of Peep Puks
    The Story Of Peep Puks

    Original title: Peep Puksi lugu

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    An old filmmaker Peep Puks has directed 61 documentaries and created almost 40 programmes for television. In this film, he looks back on stories of the first post-war generation of Estonia and the birth of the Estonian documentary.

  • The Weight of All the Beauty
    The Weight of All the Beauty

    Original title: Süda Sõrve Sääres

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Eeva Mägi

    As long as there is peace in your heart and old trees to protect you, you’re safe from any demon.

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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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