Baltic Event Co-Production Market Announces Slate of Projects

The Baltic Event Co-Production Market, which begins December 1st, announced a slate of 12 projects chosen from the Baltics, Scandinavia, Central-Eastern Europe, and Russia.
25-11-2008

Tallinn Black Nights announces competition

The 12th Black Nights Film Festival has announced its competition programme, with 18 films selected for the EurAsia competition programme.
19-11-2008

Estonia nominates I was here for foreign-language Oscar

I Was Here by Rene Vilbre was chosen as Estonia's entry to compete for this year's best foreign language Oscar award.
29-10-2008

Shooting begins on The Temptation of St. Tony

Venice winner Veiko Ounpuu has begun shooting on his second feature film, The Temptation of St. Tony, in Estonia.
22-10-2008

December Heat burns budgets for Estonian films

The highest ever budgeted Estonian feature film, December heat by debut director Asko Kase, premieres October 17 across Estonia, while budget shortages are dampening the film's roll out and advertising…
15-10-2008

Estonia invests in MTV ad campaign

The Estonian government is spending EEK 11.4 million (730,000 Euros) on an advertising campaign on the internationally recognized music channel MTV.
08-10-2008

With economic downturn, Estonia cuts film subsidies

With the economic growth stalling, Estonia is reducing its state film financing this year and faces further cuts in coming years.
30-09-2008

Estonian distributor Katrin Rajasaare,Tallinnfilm

Katrin Rajasaare lists "myths and their deconstructions" as her hobby, so perhaps it's fitting that she directs Tallinnfilm, the former Soviet-era manopoly monolyth that de-mythified into Estonia's sole art-house distributor…
23-09-2008

Autumn Ball wins grand prix in Anapa

Veiko Ounpuu's Estonian box office hit and Venice Orrizonti winner Autumn Ball picked up the Kinoshok grand prize, the critics' award, and the press prize at the Anapa film festival…
22-09-2008

I Was Here tops Estonia’s box office on first weekend

The Karlovy Vary East of the West competition film I Was Here, directed by Rene Vilbre, premiered on Friday, September 12, and shot to the top of Estonian box office…
16-09-2008

No tax breaks for cinema tickets

The Estonian government last week dashed hopes of reducing the 18% VAT tax on cinema tickets to 5% in its efforts to put together a balanced state budget for the…
15-09-2008

Estonia finances history documentary series

Three Estonian audiovisual agencies, the Estonian Broadcasting Corporation (ERR), the national film agency Estonian Film Foundation and the Estonian Cultural Endowment have signed a three-party agreement
07-09-2008

Estonia faces cuts in film subsidies

With the economic growth stalling, Estonia is reducing its state film financing this year and faces further cuts in coming years.
02-09-2008

Cinamon multiplex opens in Tartu

On Thursday, August 28, the second multiplex cinema opened in Estonia. The new cinema has five screening halls and operates under the Cinamon brand.
01-09-2008

Russian channel surpasses local ETV

PBK, a Russian language station owned by Russian broadcaster Pervyi Kanal, has moved up to second place in Estonia's TV ratings.
18-08-2008

Wajda receives Estonian honor

President Ilves will decorate Polish film director Andrzej Wajda with the Terra Mariana Order, one of Estonia's highest state distinctions
06-08-2008

Baltic Film and Media School may relocate

The Baltic Film and Media School is considering a move from Estonia to Latvia, according to local news reports.
05-08-2008

Elion cable subscribers up 58%

Eesti Telekom's Elion announced IPTV and cable TV subscribers rose by 58%, to 67,700 at the end of the second quarter of 2008.
24-07-2008

Finnish grant for Estonian co-production

The Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi) has announced production support of €80,000 for the €983,000 Estonian/Finnish/Swedish co-production The Temptation of St. Tony. The film is produced by Katrin Kissa of Homeless…
26-06-2008