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  • The Eternal Road
    The Eternal Road

    Original title in Finnish: Ikitie

    2017 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Antti-Jussi Annila

    Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival.

  • 1944
    1944

    Original title: 1944

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Elmo Nüganen

    The film tells about the events during the war of 1944 in Estonia, viewed by the Estonians fighting at the Red Army and German Army.

  • A Dozen Questions about Estonia:  Singing Journey
    A Dozen Questions about Estonia: Singing Journey

    Original title (in Estonian): "Tosin küsimust Eesti kohta: Laulu teekond"

    2014 | Students film, Short | Director: Jürgen Volmer

    “A Dozen Questions about Estonia“ introducing Estonia and the nature of Estonians through the 12 short films.

  • In the Crosswind
    In the Crosswind

    Original title: Risttuules

    2014 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Martti Helde

    It is 3 AM on June 14, 1941. More than 40,000 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are deported to Siberia by the authorities of Soviet Russia.

  • Mother. In the Name of The Millions
    Mother. In the Name of The Millions

    2014 | Students film, Short | Director: Vyacheslav (Slavik) Bihun

    When a mother hides another mother's son, she faces her destiny, same way the millions of mothers did so in those remarkable days we shall never forget.

  • Living Images
    Living Images

    Original title: Elavad pildid

    2013 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Hardi Volmer

    The historical drama directed by Hardi Volmer is a love story combining the elements of epopee and comedy, the grotesque of early silent film and the melodrama of the golden era of cinema.

  • 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

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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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