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  • The Stork
    The Stork

    Original title: Toonekurg

    2020 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak

    A man is struck by a moment of clarity and he becomes a bird...

  • Dawn
    Dawn

    Original title (Latvian): Ausma

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Laila Pakalniņa

    Has betrayal in Soviet time become act of heroism in modern times?

  • Auster
    Auster

    2014 | Feature film, Short | Director: Kadri Kõusaar, Maximiliano Schonfeld

    Two lonely young people are travelling together in the bleak Patagonian desert, searching for themselves and one another.

  • The Gull Theorem
    The Gull Theorem

    Original title: Kajaka teoreem

    2014 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Joosep Matjus

    Gulls are like soul-birds for mankind, living and building their nests throughout the city. A man sees hope for salvation in the bird. Human body turns into an artificial environment and the gull becomes his soul.

  • Free Range. Ballad on Approving of the World
    Free Range. Ballad on Approving of the World

    Original title: Free Range. Ballaad maailma heakskiitmisest

    2013 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veiko Õunpuu

    An optimistic anti-western about the possibility to attain the inscrutable and benevolent indifference towards all mundane affairs even here, in the midst of the pointless and sad life of contemporary Europeans.

  • Distance
    Distance

    Original title (in Estonian): "Distants"

    2012 | Students film, Short | Director: Janno Jürgens

  • The Triangle Affair
    The Triangle Affair

    Original title: Kolmnurga afäär

    2012 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Andres Tenusaar

    There is no triangle without corners. There is no direction without a triangle. There is no movement without a direction.

  • Perfecto
    Perfecto

    Original title: Ideaalide tund

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Philosophical meditation on the nature of an artist. Who is an artist - a creator or just another layabout?

  • The Games Men Play
    The Games Men Play

    Original title (in Estonian): "Suurte meeste mängud"

    2011 | Short, Students film | Director: Peep Plakso, Gretlyn Palberg

  • The Anniversary
    The Anniversary

    2010 | Students film, Short | Director: Julia K. Jacobsen

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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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