FNE Market Analysis 2021: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The COVID-19 pandemic continued to shape the local film landscape in 2021. Both the ticket revenue and attendance hit a new low for the past 10 years, partly due…

British/Estonian Debut Feature Firebird Gets North American Distribution

TALLINN: Roadside Attraction has acquired the North American distribution rights to Peeter Rebane’s debut feature Firebird and plans its exclusive theatrical release on 29 April 2022.

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Distributes Over 1.5 m EUR in 2022 First Round of Project Support

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) has distributed over 1.5 million EUR in the first financing rounds of 2022. Two feature films, Lioness by Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo and Dog by Rasmus…

GRANTS: Estonian Cultural Endowment Supports 32 Film Projects

TALLINN: The Estonian Cultural Endowment Fund had 659,160 EUR to distribute in the last round of financing for 2021, out of which 454 216 Euro went to support different film…

Estonian Minority Coproduction Compartment No 6 Gets Golden Globe Nomination

TALLINN: The Finish/German/Estonian/Russian coproduction Compartment No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category.

FNE at Tallinn 2021: Dear Thomas Takes Grand Prix at Tallinn Black Nights

TALLINN: The German film Dear Thomas directed by Andreas Kleinert won the Grand Prix at the 25th anniversary edition of the Tallinn Black Nights FF, which concluded on 26 November…

FNE at Tallinn 2021: Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event Award Winners

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event announced the prizes at awards ceremony held at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds on 26 November. The presenter of the awards was Marge Liiske head…
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FNE Photo Gallery: Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event Awards Ceremony 2021

FNE was a sponsor of the Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event 2021 awards ceremony held at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn on 25 November.

Tallifornia Launches First Private Film Fund in Estonia

TALLINN: The Estonia-based film development and production company Tallifornia has launched Tallifornia Film Fund, the first private film investment fund in Estonia, with an initial budget of 500,000 EUR in…

Lithuanian Troll Farm Wins TV Beats Forum

TALLINN: The Lithuanian project Troll Farm is the winner of the first edition of the co-financing market TV Beats Forum at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, taking place 19 – 26…

FESTIVALS: POFF Shorts 2021 Announces Winners

TALLINN: POFF Shorts, which operates under the umbrella of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 12 – 28 November 2021, awarded the best live action short prize to the…

Hungarian Project Elephant Wins Tallinn MIDPOINT TV Launch Prize

TALLINN: The Hungarian TV series project Elephant from writer David Csicskar and producer Balazs Zachar won the HBO Europe award of 5,000 EUR at MIDPOINT TV Launch, held as part…

FNE at Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021: Songs for a Fox

TALLINN: Kristijonas Vildžiūnas’s fifth feature film Songs for a Fox / Dainos lapei has its world premiere in the main competition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which runs…

FNE at Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021: Perpetuity

TALLINN: The serially surprising Hungarian director György Pálfi premieres his post-apocalyptic drama Perpetuity in the main competition of the 25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 12 – 28 November…

FNE at Baltic Event 2021: Tallinn Presents Eight Baltic Works in Progress

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have announced the eight titles to be presented in the 2021 Baltic Event Works in Progress industry programme, which runs 23-24 November 2021.

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Film Festival 2021 Exempted from Potential New COVID Restrictions

TALLINN: The government of Estonia announced on 5 November 2021 that it is granting an exemption from any additional health restrictions to the Tallinn Film Festival. The festival begins on…

BOX OFFICE: Estonian Debut Feature Scores in Local Chart

TALLINN: Peeter Rebane’s romantic war drama Firebird / Tulelind had 1,517 admissions in Estonia on its opening weekend. This is the first feature film by the Harvard graduate Peeter Rebane,…

Baltic Event 2021 Announces Works in Progress Selection

TALLINN: Nineteen projects in production or postproduction will be presented at three Works in Progress showcases during Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event in 2021. The films include new projects from award-winning…

PRODUCTION: Tanel Tooms Wraps Shooting on British/Estonian/German Sentinel

TALLINN: The acclaimed director Tanel Toom, whose short film The Confession was nominated to the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011, has wrapped shooting in Tallinn on sci-fi thriller Sentinel, a…

Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2021 Announces Selected Projects

TALLINN: New projects by George Ovashvili, Tereza Nvotova, Karolis Kaupinis and Konstantin Bojanov are in the official selection of the Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2021, which will be held on…