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TALLINN: I Won’t Come Back (Ya ne vernus, Ma ei tule tagasi) directed by Estonian helmer Ilmar Raag competes for the Tridens Estonian Film Prize at the Black Nights film festival running through 30 November 2014.

TALLINN: The ambitious Estonian cinema operator and bookstore chain Apollo has announced plans to open its first cinema outside of Estonia in Riga, Latvia.

TALLINN: The capital city of Estonia, Tallinn (population 430,000), is to get a third multiplex cinema in 2015. The new cinema will have six screens and a total capacity of 800 seats.

TARTU: Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia is setting up a regional film fund for incoming productions. The fund is initially budgeted at approximately 100,000 EUR annually and is part of an ambitious initiative aimed at turning Tartu into the country’s main film hub.

TALLINN: Seven regional cinemas in Estonia have received funding to be digitalised in 2014 with five more expected to apply by the end of the year.

TALLINN: The first IMAX cinema in Estonia and the Baltic States is set to open in the capital city of Tallinn by the end of 2014.

TALLINN: The sixth multiplex has opened in Estonia in May, a four-screen midiplex with 4K digital Sony projectors. The new cinema is located in a multifunctional entertainment and wellbeing centre in the wealthy Viimsi county situated just outside the capital city of Tallinn.

TALLINN: Pärnu, Estonia’s fifth largest City with a population of 45,000, is to open its first multiscreen cinema in the City centre in May, 2014.

TALLINN: Estonia’s two largest multiplex operators, Forum Cinemas and Solaris kino, have withdrawn their bid to merge.

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute and the Korean Film Council have signed a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation between the two countries’ film industries. The memorandum is the first that Korea has with any North or East European country.