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  • In the Footsteps of Middendorff
    In the Footsteps of Middendorff

    Original title: Middendorffi jälgedes

    2006 | Documentary, Nature | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo, Riho Västrik

    Estonian filmmakers with the director of the documentary, Riho Västrik, repeated Alexander Theodor von Middendorff's expedition to the less known areas in Siberia.

  • Minu linn
    Minu linn

    2006 | Exercises (Fiction), Students film | Director: Ermo Säks

  • Fed up!
    Fed up!

    Original title: Kõrini!

    2005 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The adventurous and funny road movie directed by Peeter Simm tells the story about the way love and hate are interconnected and how positive solutions are possible even when one is completely fed up with everything.

  • Lost the Limit, Hugo?
    Lost the Limit, Hugo?

    2005 | Students film, Short | Director: Kristin Kalamees

  • Godspeed
    Godspeed

    Original title: Jumalaga

    2004 | Documentary | Director: Kullar Viimne

    Travel documentary by Kullar Viimne filmed in Europe in search of himself and God.

  • AA the Cure
    AA the Cure

    Original title: AA ravi

    1999 | Students film, Exercises (Fiction) | Director: Raimo Jõerand

  • Night Navigation
    Night Navigation

    1998 | Students film, Short | Director: Marko Raat

  • Milarepa laulud
    Milarepa laulud

    1989 | TV Short, Musical film, TV feature | Director: Arvo Iho

  • The Joys of Midlife
    The Joys of Midlife

    Original title: Keskea rõõmud

    1986 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Lembit Ulfsak

    The debut feature film directed by Lembit Ulfsak is a road movie about people who have reached their midlife crisis. One summer they take a trip to a healer through the picturesque landscapes of Estonia, in order to regain happiness in their lives.

  • Happy-Go-Lucky
    Happy-Go-Lucky

    Original title: Nipernaadi

    1983 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The film directed by Kaljo Kiisk is based on the novel "Toomas Nipernaadi" (1928) by August Gailit, telling the story of a restless vagabond spending his summers with travelling on foot around the country.

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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 2025 but already now full and partial entries for about 20 000 films, 27 000 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 ongoing but due to the scarcity of resources quite a slow process. Read more detailed overview.

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