PRODUCTION: The End of the Chain Premieres at Karlovy Vary

TALLINN: The End of the Chain by director Priit Pääsuke will have its world premiere at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the East of the West Competition.…
14-06-2017

PRODUCTION: Estonian The Little Comrade Completes Production

TALLINN: Moonika Siimets finished shooting her debut feature The Little Comrade on 1 June 2017. The film is produced by Riina Sildos, the head of the production company Amrion. The…
13-06-2017

PRODUCTION: Veiko Õunpuu Starts Shooting The Last Ones in August

TALLINN: Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu will start shooting his new film The Last Ones in August 2017 in Lapland. The film is produced by Homeless Bob Production and Bufo…
09-06-2017

FNE/IDF DocBloc: Rodeo

Kiur Aarma is producing and co-directing Rodeo, an Estonian/Finnish documentary about the first free elections in Estonia.
09-06-2017

Pretenders Sells Remake Rights to France

TALLINN: Pretenders has become the first Estonian film to sell remake rights, with a sale to one of the top French independent distribution and production companies, BAC films. The Estonian/Lithuanian/Latvian…
08-06-2017

Estonia Embraces New Media Initiatives with Launch of Storytek Media Incubator

TALLINN: Black Nights Film Festival and its industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event are backing the launch of Storytek, a new content and media tech incubator that held a pilot…
25-05-2017

FNE at Cannes 2017: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Cannes is here! Come and meet us in the Estonian Pavillion. As always, we are located in International Village Riviera, pavillion no 137.
20-05-2017

Estonia Announces First National Film and Television Awards Winners

TALLINN: The Days that Confused by Triin Ruumet was awarded best feature film at the first edition of Estonia’s National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. The Land…
13-03-2017

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Feature Films Production Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute distributed 939,000 EUR as feature films productions grants to six projects.
08-03-2017

FNE AV Innovation: Propellor Action Plan to Innovate Europe’s AV Industry

TALLINN: With big multinational content giants increasingly dominating Europe’s audiovisual markets, many wonder in 2017 what the continent has been lacking in order to produce a mighty competitor to the…
07-03-2017

Estonia Launches National Film and TV Awards

TALLINN: Estonia will launch its first joint National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. A total of 24 categories will be presented, including 12 for film.
02-03-2017

The Dissidents Opening in Estonia

TALLINN: Director Jaak Kilmi’s fast-paced action comedy The Dissidents opens in Estonian cinemas on 17 February. Kilmi is an awarded documentary director making a rare foray into fiction filmmaking.
16-02-2017

Domestic Production Helps Estonian Box Office

TALLINN: Domestic crowd-pleasers are helping to boost local box office in Estonia, with national productions taking a double-digit share for the second consecutive year.
16-02-2017

ESTONIA: Country Report 2016

Estonian cinema had an outstanding year in 2016, with several records broken. Total admissions reached an all-time high of 3.29 m, a six percentage point increase from 2015. Another record…
14-02-2017

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Estonian Film in Berlin

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov by Askold Kurov has been chosen to the official program of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be…
12-02-2017

Estonian Viewers as Top European Cinemagoers Appreciate Domestic Film

TALLINN: Estonia was one of the top countries in Europe for cinema attendance per capita in 2016 with 2.5 cinema visits per person. France and Ireland led the pack in…
02-02-2017

AMC Theatres to Buy Estonia’s Forum Cinemas

TALLINN: International cinema giant AMC Theatres will acquire the Sweden-based cinema network Nordic Cinema Group for a reported 870 m EUR. Estonia’s cinema chain Forum Cinemas will be part of…
24-01-2017

FNE AV Innovation: DIGIX incubator pushing the boundaries of digital media

TALLINN: DIGIX is the Baltic States’ first creative industries incubator for startups working with the elusive and fast developing field of digital media. Set up in 2015, DIGIX is located…
09-12-2016

FESTIVALS: CEE Films Sold at 20thTallinn Black Nights FF

TALLINN: Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Estonian and Macedonian films were among those sold to new territories during the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which took place from 11…
08-12-2016

FNE TV: Inesa Ivanova Lithuanian producer at Kinomind Films and head of development for Baltic View

TALLINN: London based Lithuanian producer Inesa Ivanova tells us about Baltic View, an innovative new cinema space that will bring Baltic films to new audiences beyond their own borders.
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