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  • Bigger Than Sports
    Bigger Than Sports

    Original title: Suurem kui sport

    2019 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kerttu Soans

    Uncompromising "Crazy Coach" Arvi Aavik is creating the Estonian women's wrestling team out of a few capable girls.

  • Mihkel Raud learns to swim
    Mihkel Raud learns to swim

    Original title (in Estonian): "Mihkel Raud õpib ujuma"

    2017 | Students film, Exercises (Fiction) | Director: Veiko Piirsalu

  • The Fencer
    The Fencer

    Original title: Miekkailija

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Klaus Härö

    Klaus Härö’s TheFencer is a touching drama about a man who finds meaning in his life through the children who need him. The Finnish entry for the Oscars 2016, Best Foreign Language Film.

  • Palusalu
    Palusalu

    Original title: Palusalu

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kristiina Davidjants

    Documentary by Kristiina Davidjants about the destiny of Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestling legend who won the Olympic Gold Medal twice.

  • F2NN
    F2NN

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Steiv Silm

  • Lurich
    Lurich

    1983 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik

    The film directed by Valentin Kuik is based on a true story about the life of Georg Lurich, famous Estonian wrestler, focusing on the scandalous theft of the collection of his prizes during the wrestling tournament in Tallinn in 1910.

  • Bike Tamers
    Bike Tamers

    Original title: Jalgrattataltsutajad

    1963 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juli Kun

    The musical comedy directed by Yuli Kun is full of romantic intrigues, sports and hazarding. It is a story about an attractive bike constructor Rita and three young men who become fierce competitors both in sports and in love. Starring the Russian film actress Lyudmila Gurchenko.

  • Venturous Curves
    Venturous Curves

    Original title: Vallatud kurvid

    1959 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Juli Kun, Kaljo Kiisk

    The first Estonian wide-screen feature film directed by Juli Kun and Kaljo Kiisk is a pure situation comedy where twin sisters (both roles played by Terje Luik) are in the middle of passionate adventures during a motorbike competition.

Recognition of the Database

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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Estonian Film Database (EFDB)

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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