FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Aet Laigu

TALLINN: Aet Laigu is this year’s Estonian representative in the European Film Promotion’s (EFP) Producers on the Move programme. Laigu works as a producer and screenwriter at her own production …

Telia Hints at Plans for Content Production in Estonia

TALLINN: The local head of the international telecoms giant Telia has hinted that the company may start to produce its own content in the vein of Netflix and Amazon. Telia…

Estonian Film Institute Awards Microgrants for Features

The Estonian Film Insitute announced the latest two grants from its recently established microgrants scheme. The grants are awarded to Scandinavian Silence / Skandinaavia Vaikus by Martti Helde and Portugal…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Jubilee Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced production grants for films to be made on the occasion of the Republic of Estonia’s 100th anniversary in 2018. The list includes mostly debut…

Class Reunion Sets All-Time Box Office Record in Estonia

TALLINN: Class Reunion / Klassikokkutulek, a remake slapstick comedy by Rene Vilbre, broke the all-time box office record in Estonia with 980,000 EUR gross in the first six weeks since…

FilmEstonia Cash Rebate Fund Announces First Grant

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced that the first grant from the country’s new cash rebate fund FilmEstonia will go to the historical drama The Eternal Road by the Finnish…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Kannel, Võru (Estonia)

This month we speak with Kris Kelp, the manager of Cinema Kino Kannel from Võru, Estonia. Kino Kannel is part of Võru Culture Centre and has been a member of…

Class Reunion Sets Opening Record in Estonia

TALLINN: Estonian production Class Reunion, a remake slapstick comedy by Rene Vilbre, has broken the all-time opening weekend box office record for a domestic film in Estonia with over 33,000…

Third Multiplex to Open in Tallinn

TALLINN: Apollo Kino cinema chain opened its third multiplex in Estonia and the second in the capital city of Tallinn. The new multiplex has six screens with 800 seats and…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute gave almost 850,000 EUR as production grants for the new feature films by Jaak Kilmi and Katrin and Andres Maimik.
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Estonia Sees Best Box Office in Decades

TALLINN: Estonia recorded its best box office in decades in 2015 with 18% gross growth and almost 20% admissions growth compared to 2014.

The Master Wins Best Estonian Film of the Year

TALLINN: Riho Unt’s short animated film The Master / Isand received the Neitsi Maali/Virgin Maali Award for Best Estonian Film in 2015.

Estonia Announces First Call for New Cash Rebate

TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute opened the first call for applications to the country’s new cash rebate fund FilmEstonia. The 600,000 EUR budget for the pilot year is set to grow…

Estonian Coproduction Short-Listed for Oscars

TALLINN: The Fencer, a Finnish/Estonia coproduction directed by Klaus Härö, has been short-listed for the upcoming Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

FNE Country Report 2015: Estonia

The defining events for Estonia’s film industry in 2015 were: the decision to introduce a cash rebate scheme for incoming productions which will take effect in 2016, alongside two regional…

Estonian Coproduction Competes for Golden Globes

TALLINN: The Fencer, a Finnish/Estonia coproduction directed by Klaus Härö, is competing in the Golden Globes Best Foreign Language Film category.

FNE at Tallinn Black Nights 2015: Prize Winners

TALLINN: The 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awarded its top prize to the South Korean film Sado by director Lee Joon-ik with the director and producer picking up an…
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Estonia’s Tartu Film Fund to Triple its Budget

TALLINN: The Estonian regional Tartu Film Fund in the city of Tartu has announced that it will increase the amount of funding available in the next five years to 450,000…
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FNE TV: Tiina Lokk Director Black Nights Film Festival

FNE asked Tiina Lokk about how being an A category festival is changing the Black Nights Film Festival and why the European Commission chose Tallinn as the place to wind…