Estonia Baltic Event Special: Estonian Coproductions

TALLINN: Out of 21 features produced in Estonia over the last 4 years, over half were shot in international co-production. Estonia is committed to cinematic co-productions, although sometimes more out…
01-12-2010

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Baltic Event Sees Record Growth

TALLINN: The 9th Baltic Event (be.poff.ee) taking place 1-3 December 2010, will be its largest to date, with 16 coproduction market projects, 250 international guests, and additional screenings and works-in-progress…
30-11-2010

Estonia Baltic Event Special: A record 4 Estonian films vie for Oscar shortlist

Estonia nominated a record-breaking three films for this year's Acadey Awards, plus a fourth one competing as this year's student film Oscar winner.
30-11-2010

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Aarma Launches New Production Company

Estonia earned international acclaim for the 2009 documentary Estonian documentary Disco and Atomic War. FNE spoke wth the film's producer/co-director Kiur Aarma about the launch of his new production company,…
30-11-2010

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Interview with Marge Liiske

FNE speaks with Marge Liiske, Director of the Estonian Film Foundation.
30-11-2010

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Estonian Animation

Estonian animation which recently celebrated its 50th birthday has been the flagbearer of Estonian cinema for most of that period with its seemingly endless list of festival awards and a…
30-11-2010

FESTIVALS: Hand Soap Wins Tallinn Animated Dreams Competition

TALLINN: The Japanese animated film Hand Soap directed by Kei Oyama won the grand prix of the 12th Animated Dreams festival (19-23 November) which took place during the Black Nights…
24-11-2010

Tallinn Fest Launches Online Black Market

THe 14th Black Nights Film Festival (www.poff.ee), running through 5 December 2010, will launch an online edition of the Black Nights industry screenings and market which takes place 1-4 December…
23-11-2010

Tallinn Hosts Shooting Stars

Four of European Film Promotion's (www.efp-online.eu) Shooting Stars will appear at the Black Nights Film Festival (www.poff.ee) and are competing in the European Film Awards (www.europeanfilmacademy.org) in Tallinn .
23-11-2010

Baltic Event Announces Projects for Coproduction Market

The sixth Baltic Event Co-production Market (http://be.poff.ee) taking place in Tallinn 1-3 December 2010 has selected 12 projects from nine countries, as well as an additional four projects from Russian…
04-11-2010

Tallinn TV Draws Ministry Criticism

Tallinn TV, a city TV channel which is due to begin broadcasting by 1 January 2011, has sparked a controversy in Estonia, with the Minister of Culture calling it "an…
01-11-2010

Aarma Launches New Production Company with The Gold Spinners

Estonian documentary producer/director Kiur Aarma (Disco and Atomic War) is launching a new production company, Traumfabrik, with four diverse projects in the works. Aarma spoke with FNE at the Jihlava…
01-11-2010

Interview with Marge Liiske, Director of the Estonian Film Foundation

1 What was the most important development in the Estonia's film industry over the past year? Coping with the economic crisis has been quite a struggle for the whole country.…
08-10-2010 m

FNE Estonia Focus: Tallinn hosts European Film Academy Awards

TALLINN: This year's European Film Awards to be handed out in Tallinn! On 4 December, the cremé of the European film industry will be in Tallinn for the award ceremony…
08-10-2010

FNE Estonia Focus: Animation

Estonian animation which recently celebrated its 50th birthday has been the flagbearer of Estonian cinema for most of that period with its seemingly endless list of festival awards and a…
08-10-2010

FNE Estonia Focus: Baltic Film School

The Baltic Film and Media School, (www.bfm.ee) the only English-language film and TV school in Northern Europe, has embarked on a new round of substantial developments. Foremost among these are…
07-10-2010

FNE Estonia Focus: Estonian Grants 2010

The Estonian Film Foundation supported the following features, documentaries and animation projects in 2010. Last round for feature development was March 8, 2010, feature script support April 5, 2010. For…
05-10-2010

FNE Estonia Focus: Estonian coproductions

Out of 21 features produced in Estonia over the last 4 years, over half were shot in international co-production. Estonia is well and truly the land of cinematic co-productions, although…
05-10-2010

FNE: Focus on Estonia Week

This week FNE will be looking at a small country that has managed to make a serious impact on the European film industry. As Estonia prepares to host the European…
04-10-2010 m