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  • Phantom Owl Forest
    Phantom Owl Forest

    Original title: Eia jõulud Tondikakul

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Anu Aun

    Adventures are going to begin when 10-year old city girl Eia is brought to mysterious Phantom Owl Farm for the winter holiday.

  • The Winter Ghost
    The Winter Ghost

    Original title: Vinterspöket

    2012 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Jaana Wahlforss

    The story is about 9-year old Hendrick and Annie, and about their relationship.

  • Gross National Happiness
    Gross National Happiness

    Original title: Üleriigiline õnn

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Anne-Mari Neider, Minna Hint

  • The Snow Queen
    The Snow Queen

    Original title: Lumekuninganna

    2010 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Marko Raat

    The winter fairy tale for grown-ups written and directed by Marko Raat is based on the fairy tale "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • Freedom Starts from Within
    Freedom Starts from Within

    Original title: Vabadus algab seest. Kai-Mai Olbri autoportree

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kai-Mai Olbri

    This film's central theme is freedom - human and above all artist's freedom: artistic, spiritual and physical, observed retroactively by the author herself. This sincere and confessional biography examines the author's complicated and versatile artistic nature. Marriage to a loved one brings on a clear understanding of responsibility. You become positive, that happy co-existence is what allows a human being to feel free. It is because of that freedom, that you can take on new challenges and understand, that be it painting, writing, acting, or filming - your art is one whole.

  • Elu pärast maailmalõppu
    Elu pärast maailmalõppu

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Family 35
    Family 35

    Title in Estonian: Perekond 35

    1974 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The married writers' couple Enn and Helga Nõu with their children in their hometown Uppsala and in other beautiful places in Sweden in 1973-1974.

  • The Spring
    The Spring

    Original title: Kevade

    1969 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Kruusement

    The first independent feature film directed by Arvo Kruusement is based on the story "The Spring" by Oskar Luts, depicting events of a school year in an Estonian church parish school at the end of 19th century. This lyrical and jolly youth story full of hope has been selected as the best Estonian feature film of all times.

  • Family 19
    Family 19

    Original title: Perekond 19

    1968 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The married writers' couple Enn and Helga Nõu spend time with their small children in their hometown Uppsala in 1968.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1965 | 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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