TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute today announced grants for six film projects that are designated for screening during the Republic of Estonia’s 100th anniversary in 2018.
A total of 165 ideas were put forward during the original call in 2012 and narrowed down in numbers during development in subsequent years. Five of the films are feature film debuts for directors. In all, 8 m EUR will be distributed among the selected projects, but no amounts have been announced as of yet.
The chosen films are:
Truth and Justice / Tõde ja õigusDirected by Tanel ToomProduced by Ivo Felt and Madis Tüür of AllfilmBased on a classic novel by A.H. Tammsaare
Comrade Child / Seltsimees lapsDirected by Moonika SiimetsPproduced by Riina Sildos of AmrionSet in Soviet era and based on an autobiographic novel by Estonian poet Leelo Tungal
Jaan from Hell / Põrgu JaanDirected by Kaur KokkProduced by Katrin Kissa of Homeless Bob ProductionsSet in the early 18th century of wars, famine and plague
Take it or Leave it / Võta või jätaDirected by Liina Trishkina-VanhataloProduced by Ivo Felt of AllfilmSet in contemporary Estonia
Lotte and the Lost Dragons / Lotte ja kadunud lohedDirected by Janno Põldma and Heiki ErnitsProduced by Kalev Tamm of Eesti JoonisfilmA sequel to the Lotte animated films
The Princess, the Page and Felix / Printsess, Paaž ja FelixDirected by Raimo JõerandProduced by Marju Lepp and Manfred Vainokivi of FilmivabrikSet during Estonia’s War of Independence and based on the story of the literary circle Siuru
All titles are working titles at this time.