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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FNE at Tallinn Black Nights and Baltic Event 2016: Prize Winners

TALLINN: The Israeli film A Quiet Heart directed by Eitan Anner has been awarded the main prize at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held from 11 to 27…
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FNE TV: FNE AV Innovation Team Speaks to Sten-Kristian Saluveer

TALLINN: Estonian Sten-Kristian Saluveer was one of the organisers of this year’s European Film Forum during the Tallinn Black Nights Festival and Baltic Event 2016.
28-11-2016

FNE at Baltic Event 2016: First Baltic Event and Tallinn Industry Awards Announced

TALLINN: The Latvian,/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction Foam At The Mouth / Ar putam uz lupam with director Janis Nords has won the Baltic Event Works in Progress best project award. The project…
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FNE at Baltic Event 2016: The Eternal Road in Postproduction

TALLINN: The Finish/Estonian/Swedish coproduction The Eternal Road directed by AJ Annila and based on a bestselling novel by Antti Tuuri is in postproduction. The film was showcased at the 20th…
24-11-2016

FNE at Baltic Event 2016: Sulev Keedus Drama in Postproduction

TALLINN: A three-part coproduction from Estonia and Lithuania entitled The Man Slayer. The Virgin. The Shadow directed by Sulev Keedus was presented at the 20th Black Nights Film Festival Baltic…
23-11-2016

FESTIVALS: Animated Dreams Awards Two Croatian Films

TALLINN: Two short Croatian coproductions took home awards at the 2016 edition of the Estonian film festival Animated Dreams, which concluded on 20 November.
22-11-2016

Baltic VOD Platform Debuts in 2017

TALLINN: Baltic View, an online cinema space, will be launched in January 2017 to present films from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
22-11-2016

FNE DocBloc: Black Nights Documentary Competition

Eleven films are competing in the Documentary section of the Black Nights Film Festival.
18-11-2016

Bank Wins Estonia’s 100 TV Series Competition

TALLINN: Bank written by Eero Epner and Tarmo Jüristo has won the Estonian Republic 100 TV series competition held to mark Estonia’s 100th anniversary.
14-11-2016