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  • Behind closed doors
    Behind closed doors

    Original title (in Estonian): "Pealt kullakarvaline"

    2012 | Students film, Short | Director: Nele Kirsipuu

    Psychological drama about human reationships and feelings.

  • Bus Assistant
    Bus Assistant

    Original title: Reisisaatja

    2012 | Students film, Short | Director: Elina Päsok

  • Cosmos
    Cosmos

    Original title in Estonian: "Kosmos"

    2012 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Heli Tetlov

  • Dramamama - World Without Music
    Dramamama - World Without Music

    2012 | Students film, Music video | Director: Reinis Kalvinš

    Music Video for Dramamama's "World Without Music"

  • Elu keset linna
    Elu keset linna

    2012 | TV Serial, TV3 Serial | Director: Martin Korjus

  • Folk you!
    Folk you!

    Original title: Folk juu!

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Andres Keil

    Colourful characters and moments from the 20th Viljandi Folk Music Festival.

  • Kitsas on
    Kitsas on

    2012 | Students film, Short | Director: Jaan Penjam

  • Love remains, love returns
    Love remains, love returns

    Original title: Armud jäänud, armud tulnud

    2012 | Documentary | Director: Tõnu Virve

    Vahur Linnuste, an expatriate Estonian living in Paris, has promoted Estonian spirit, nation and culture abroad for many decades. He tells his colourful story of life and expresses his opionion about the backgrounds of politics in Europe and the whole world that have influenced the development of the Republic of Estonia.

  • Miriam's Green Spots
    Miriam's Green Spots

    Original title: Miriami rohelised täpid

    2012 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Priit Tender

    Little brother falls ill and gets all of the attention and care of the rest of the family.

  • Playing Pärt
    Playing Pärt

    Original title: Mängime Pärti

    2012 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    A student concert of works by Arvo Pärt was held in 2011 in the Tallinn Swedish St Michael´s Church as a collaboration between the Old Town Music School in Tallinn and the Arvo Pärt Centre.

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 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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