TALLINN: Estonian director/writer Eeva Mägi took her new feature film Mo Papa to the Marché du Film Goes to Cannes. The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was among the 2024 partners of the showcase alongside film festivals from Australia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Argentina and Taiwan.

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Ana Urushadze is currently in postproduction with her second feature film Supporting Role, which is a Georgian/Estonian/Turkish/Swiss/American coproduction.

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian director Dénes Orosz is currently in production with his feature film How Could I Live Without You? (working title) / Hogyan tudnék élni nélküled?, a romantic musical based on the evergreen hits by Ferenc Demjén, one of Hungary’s most iconic musical artists, whose concerts still fill up the biggest arenas.

TALLINN: The first international territories where the Estonian/German/Latvian/Lithuanian trilogy Melchior: The Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen was sold by Global Screen are France, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. In Estonia the trilogy had almost 300,000 admissions.

FNE together with German Films is launching the Year of German Central European Films 2024 with a special focus on German films in central and eastern European countries plus Cyprus and Malta, and our partner countries’ films screening in Germany. This action takes place within the Frames of the celebrations of the 70 Years of German Films.

VILNIUS: Norwegian director/DoP John Andreas Andersen is currently in postproduction with his feature film N24, about the WW2 Resistance fighter Gunnar Sønsteby. The film is coproduced by the Lithuanian company Artbox.

TALLINN: The Estonian director/DoP/editor Erle Veber is currently in production with her documentary Art Therapy / Mäetamme seansid, about Estonian artist Marko Mäetamm and the healing effect of contemporary art on the spirit of both the artist and the audience.

TALLINN: Estonian director/DoP/producer Manfred Vainokivi is in production with his documentary First Olympic Champion / Esimene olümpiavõitja.

TALLINN: Rasmus Merivoo’s Alien 2 or The Return of Valdis in 17 Chapters / Tulnukas 2 ehk Valdise tagasitulek 17 osas, based on his cult classic short film, had over 68,000 admissions in Estonian cinemas in its first two weeks, which is the best start for a domestic production after COVID-19.

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