FESTIVALS: Tallin Black Nights Competition Announced

TALLINN: Seventeen films will screen in the main competition of the Tallinn Black Nights FF, running 16 November – 2 December 2018.
19-10-2018

UK Picks Up Estonian TV Series The Bank

TALLINN: The British distributor Videoplugger has sold the high-end Estonian drama series The Bank / PANK to MHz Networks to air in North America in Estonian with English subtitles.
19-10-2018

PRODUCTION: Tom Prior Stars in Estonian Feature Debut Firebird

TALLINN: Estonian director Peeter Rebane started shooting his first feature film Firebird, starring Tom Prior, at the end of September 2018. Shooting will last throughout October mostly in the northeastern…
11-10-2018

Estonia Selects Take It or Leave It as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo’s drama Take It or Leave It has been chosen by a committee appointed by the Estonian Film Institute as the official candidate from Estonia for an Academy…
21-08-2018

FESTIVALS: Tartu Love Film Festival Announces Selection

TARTU: Eleven feature films and three documentaries will be screened at the 13th Tartu Love Film Festival, organised by the team of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival from 13…
08-08-2018

Call for Projects for Tallinn Industry and Baltic Event

TALLINN: Calls for projects for Script Pool Tallinn, Baltic Event Co-Production Market and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange are open.
31-07-2018

PRODUCTION: Finnish/Estonian Coproduction Maria’s Paradise Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Maria’s Paradise a new project by the acclaimed Finnish director Zaida Bergrot is currently shooting in Estonia. This Finnish/Estonian coproduction is based on the real events of Åkerblom's movement,…
24-07-2018

GRANTS: Estonia Announces First Ever Development Grants for TV Miniseries

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has allotted 40,000 EUR in its first ever round for TV-miniseries development, and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia has allotted seven production grants in the…
29-06-2018

FNE at Cannes 2018: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Estonian pavilion International Village Riviera #137
12-05-2018

EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Esko Rips, Estonia

TALLINN: Esko Rips represents Estonia at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.
08-05-2018

Estonia to Increase Film Production Funding

PLZEN: The Estonian government has decided to give more funds for filmmaking, following the success of it’s one-off “Estonia 100” project to celebrate the country’s centennial of independence in 2018.…
24-04-2018

GRANTS: Cultural Endowment of Estonia Announces First Batch of Production Grants in 2018

TALLINN: The Cultural Endowment of Estonia has allotted 322,800 EUR for film production in its first session of 2018.
06-04-2018

GRANTS: Estonia Announces First Batch of Animation Grants for 2018

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) allotted 214,000 EUR in its first animation session of 2018. Three animated film projects received production funding and two development funding.
29-03-2018

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Announces New Baltic Films Competition

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced a new competition programme, the Baltic Film Competition. The festival running from 16 November to 2 December 2018 also opens submissions…
22-03-2018

Class Reunion 2 Sets All-time Opening Box Office Record in Estonia

TALLINN: Class Reunion 2, the sequel to the remake slapstick comedy Class Reunion / Klassikokkutulek directed by Rene Vilbre, broke the all-time opening record in Estonia. The film produced by…
28-02-2018

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces First Grants of 2018

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 1,080,000 EUR for feature film production and minority co-production in the first sessions of 2018.
19-02-2018

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Estonian Film in Berlin

Estonian Film Institute in Berlin - We would be delighted to let you know more about Estonia, our film industry, the current and upcoming films, the co-production opportunities and the…
18-02-2018

PRODUCTION: First Estonian Children's Christmas Film Begins Shooting

ESTONIA: Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm, the last of the feature films that won the Estonia 100 film competition, is now in production. The second film by writer-director Anu…
14-02-2018

November to Be Released in USA

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s black-and-white fantasy horror November will be released in the U.S. on 23 February 2018. Oscilloscope Films is distributing.
05-02-2018

FNE Country Report 2017: ESTONIA

TALLIN: Estonian cinema had a successful year in 2017 and continued to break records. Total admissions reached an all-time high of 3.51 m, a 6.3 percentage-point increase from 2016. Another…
02-02-2018