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  • The Lead
    The Lead

    Original title in Estonian: "Peaosa"

    2013 | Students film, Short | Director: Doris Tääker

  • Underwater Flights
    Underwater Flights

    Original title: Allveelennud

    2012 | Feature film, Short | Director: Jaak Kilmi

    Film consisting of ten parts about the events in the history of Estonian aviation and shipping in 1820–1938.

  • Poll
    Poll

    The Poll; The Poll Diaries

    2010 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Chris Kraus

    The feature film directed by German filmmaker Chris Kraus has been inspired by the memoirs of the director's great aunt of Baltic German origin, Oda Schaefer, where she talks about her youth in Estonia directly before the World War 1.

  • The Estonian Epic
    The Estonian Epic

    Original title (in Estonian): "Kalevipoeg"

    2009 | Students film, Short | Director: Ekke Vasli

  • December Heat
    December Heat

    Original title: Detsembrikuumus

    2008 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Asko Kase

    The first full-length feature directed by Asko Kase is an enthralling action drama based on true historical events about the Communist rebellion in Estonia held on December 1st, 1924.

  • Tuulepealne maa
    Tuulepealne maa

    2008 | TV Serial, ETV/ERR Serials | Director: Ain Prosa

  • Men at Arms
    Men at Arms

    Original title: Malev

    2005 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaaren Kaer

    The comedy directed by Kaaren Kaer and produced by Õ-Fraktsioon tells the story about the role of Estonians in European politics in 13th century through a witty parody about the cliches of historical films and the myths concerning the war of Estonian independence.

  • Names in Marble
    Names in Marble

    Original title: Nimed marmortahvlil

    2002 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Elmo Nüganen

    The debut film by director Elmo Nüganen is based on the novel "Names in Marble" by Albert Kivikas. The film is a patriotic war drama telling the story of schoolboys in the Estonian War of Independence and of the days and nights of these young volunteer fighters. The film is full of dangers, challenges, pain and exaltation, entwined by a beautiful story of young love.

  • Death Dance
    Death Dance

    Original title: Surmatants

    1991 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Tõnu Virve

    The first full-length feature film directed by Tõnu Virve is a collection of fragments inspired by the painting "Danse Macabre" ("Dance of Death") by Lübeck painter Bernt Notke, telling the speculated version of the painting's journey to Tallinn.

  • Kann allikal
    Kann allikal

    1988 | Musical film, TV feature, TV Short | Director: Dorian Supin

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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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