Estonia Announces Support for Film Industry

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute will distribute 1.3 m EUR as compensation measures to face the challenges in the film sector caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
13-05-2020

PRODUCTION: Estonian Animated Feature Danger Island Continues Production

TALLINN: Some animation filmmakers are finding it relatively easy to continue with their work, although other productions have largely halted. The Estonian bundle content startup IMEPILT Studios is in production…
27-04-2020

FESTIVALS: Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival Goes Online

TALLINN: The Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) is the latest festival to move to an online format instead of postponing until the fall. HÕFF's organisers announced that the…
21-04-2020

Estonian Announces Short Film Contest

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute and the Year of Digital Culture 2020 have announced an open call for Estonian filmmakers to create one-minute short films.
10-04-2020

Estonia Proposes Additional Crisis Funding for Culture and Sports

TALLINN: The Estonian Ministry of Culture has put forward a plan to support culture and sports with an additional 25 m EUR to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis…
03-04-2020

Online Film Festival My Darling Quarantine To Raise Money For Culture Workers Impacted by Coronavirus

TALLINN: Tallinn Black Nights' programmer Laurence Boyce, his colleagues from Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno and many others support the My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival (MDQSFF). This online festival launched…
17-03-2020

Estonian Film and Television Awards Postponed

TALLINN: Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA) will be postponed from April to September 2020.
16-03-2020

PÖFF Shorts Becomes Academy Awards Qualifying Festival

TALLINN: PÖFF Shorts, a sub-festival of Black Nights International Film Festival, is now a qualifying event for both Live Action and Animation Short Awards at the Academy Awards.
09-03-2020

Estonian Minister of Culture Calls For More Funding For Film Production

TALLINN: The Estonian Minister of Culture has called for an increase in government financing to increase funding for film production as well as for national wage subsidies for choir directors…
06-03-2020

Russian/Estonian Doc Wins EFCA Award

TALLINN: How Big is the Galaxy by Ksenia Elyan, a Russian/Estonian coproduction, won the EFCA Doc Award 2020, presented by the European Children’s Film Association.
24-02-2020

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Estonian Film in Berlin

The Estonian stand is G11 at Gropius Bau. Come say hello and let's talk about new films, co-production possibilities and tax incentives.
23-02-2020

Tiina Lokk to Receive Estonian National Culture Prize

TALLINN: Tiina Lokk, founder and director of Black Nights will receive the national culture prize from the government of Estonia for the success of the record-breaking 23rd edition of Black…
21-02-2020

FNE Market Analysis 2019: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The year 2019 turned out to be another record-breaking year for Estonian film industry. Domestic films had more than 847,000 admissions, which is an all-time record. The year’s record-breaker…
18-02-2020

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces First Grants for 2020

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) gave out 1.8 m EUR for the production of three domestic features, and also 320,000 EUR for the production of seven minority coproductions.
10-02-2020

BOX OFFICE: Four Estonian Films In Overall 2019 BO Top Ten

TALLINN: Year 2019 broke another record in Estonia as four domestic films made it to the overall top ten. Tanel Toom’s Truth and Justice / Tõde ja õigus became the…
03-02-2020

FNE AV Innovation: Storytek: Sten-Kristian Saluveer Introduces Votemo: The Future Of Content: Micro-attention vs Audience Engagement Through Interactivity

We have asked Sten-Kristian Saluveer, founder and CEO of Storytek Creative Hub, to introduce some of the hottest new projects from Storytek, so that FNE readers have the chance to…
28-01-2020

Films Boutique Picks Up Oscar-Shortlisted Estonian Film Truth And Justice

TALLINN: Tanel Toom’s debut feature Truth And Justice, shortlisted for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best international feature film category, has been acquired…
06-01-2020

Estonian Film Streaming Website with Worldwide Reach Launched

TALLINN: The streaming website Netikino.ee was launched in Estonia on 12 December 2019. Estonian films are available worldwide with English and Russian subtitles.
16-12-2019

FNE at Baltic Event Tallinn 2019: FNE Teams Up with Baltic Event to Promote Innovation

TALLINN: FNE teamed up with the Baltic Event in Tallinn this year to promote innovation and let film professionals what tools are on offer on the Film New Europe web…
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FNE at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019: Full List of Winners

TALLINN: The Grand Prix of the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival went to the Japanese feature film Kontora directed by Anshul Chauhan, while Motherland directed by Tomas Vengris won…
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