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  • An Old Man and an Old Woman. An Erzya Story
    An Old Man and an Old Woman. An Erzya Story

    Original title: Taat ja memm

    2016 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    An old man and an old woman got into a tiff. The old man went fishing and did not want to go home. In response to the old woman’s prayers, the god Nishkepaz rotted the old man’s nets. He returned home, but the wife lamented, „We have nothing to eat!“ The old man replied, „We’ve got fish in the barn, let’s sell it and buy bread, salt and mead!“

  • Burlesquers
    Burlesquers

    Original title: Burleskitarid

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Kristjan Ojang

    A portrait about Estonian burlesque performers, how they organise events in Estonia and prepare for performances.

  • Carmina Burana
    Carmina Burana

    2016 | Students film, Music video | Director: Kristen Kivistik

    Live recording of Carmina Burana performed by TLÜ Symphonic orchestra.

  • Come Back Free
    Come Back Free

    Original title: Tule tagasi vabana

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

    A poetic documentary about life in a war torn Chechen village, with the cemetery as its symbolic focal point. The village lives and breathes in unison.

  • Empty Space
    Empty Space

    Original title: Tühi ruum

    2016 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Ülo Pikkov

    Documentary-based animation about a dream that eventually comes true in a film.

  • Fading beauty
    Fading beauty

    Original title (in Estonian): "Üürike ilu"

    2016 | Students film, Short | Director: Tormi Torop

    This film tells a story about the brutality of honest love - soft version - maybe.

  • Georg Udukübara aaria
    Georg Udukübara aaria

    2016 | TV Serial, ETV/ERR Serials | Director: Elo Selirand

  • Homecoming
    Homecoming

    Original title (in Estonian): "Kodu"

    2016 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Loore-Emilie Raav

    A documentary by the student Loore Emilie Raav is about the animal protector Kadri Taperson living in Hiiumaa and her everyday work and life on the island regarding the animal protection. At the same time the leading character Kadri has an animal shelter in her personal home.

  • How are you
    How are you

    2016 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Worapoj In-lao

    Documentary film of Thai student who is currently studying in Tallinn, Estonia, which visually narrate how he overcome tough time as well as settle his life into unfamiliar surrounding and environment.

  • India - teel tippu
    India - teel tippu

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Gert Kark

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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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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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