FNE at Baltic Event 2016: Works in Progress Unveiled

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have announced the 12 films from the Baltic region in production or postproduction to be presented in the Works in Progress programme.
02-11-2016

FESTIVALS: Twelve Films Compete at 20th Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: A dozen films will have their international or world premieres in the main competition of the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Nights Film Festival, taking place on 11-27…
24-10-2016

Baltic Event Announces Selection for Its 15th Co-Production Market

TALLINN: Seventeen projects have been selected for the 15th Co-Production Market, set to take place from 21 to 24 November 2016 at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during the Black Nights…
20-10-2016

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years

TALLINN: The 20th Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), taking place in Tallinn and Tartu from 11 to 27 November 2016, will celebrate the growth of the only FIAPF-accredited (International Federation…
12-10-2016

Estonia’s Producers Plan for a Film Production Centre

TALLINN: A cluster of Estonian film production companies united into the joint company Tallinn Film Wonderland, is planning to build the Baltics’ largest film production hub in Tallinn by the…
11-10-2016

Estonian Zero Point to Be Released in 24 Languages on VoD Platforms

TALLINN: Zero Point by Estonian director Mihkel Ulk will be released in Autumn 2016 by VoD distributor Under the Milky Way in all territories of the European Union, subtitled in…
27-09-2016

Estonia’s New Cash Rebate Brought 443,000 EUR Total Spend in 2016

TALLINN: Estonia has concluded two funding contracts with a total spend of 443,000 EUR through the new cash rebate system FilmEstonia launched at the beginning of 2016. The pilot year…
22-09-2016

The Spy and the Poet Ready for Big Estonian Release

TALLINN: The Spy and the Poet / Luuraja ja Luuletaja by Toomas Hussar will be released domestically on almost 40 screens on 23 September 2016, a large opening by Estonian…
20-09-2016

Estonia Selects Mother as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: Kadri Kõusaar’s Mother will be Estonia‘s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The film was selected by a selection committee gathered by the Estonian…
19-09-2016

Swedish/Estonian Short Film Awarded in Venice to Compete for the European Film Awards

VENICE: The Swedish/Estonian coproduction Amalimbo directed by Juan Pablo Libossart has received the Venice Short Film Nomination Prix for the European Film Awards 2016. Its artist and lead animator is…
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GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces Minority Coproductions Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced five grants for minority coproductions totalling 227,000 EUR. The list includes two feature films and three documentaries.
13-09-2016

Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event Announce Dates

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event, the summit of Tallinn Black Nights FF for audiovisual industry professionals, will take place from 17 to 24 November 2016. Deadline for applications for I…
25-08-2016

PRODUCTION: The Little Comrade Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Monika Siimets’s debut feature The Little Comrade tells the story of six-year-old Leelo (Helena-Maria Reisner), whose mother Helmes (Eva Koldits) is sent to a Siberian prison camp during the…
24-08-2016

Estonian 1944 Released in the UK on DVD

TALLINN: Estonian/Finnish war drama 1944 by Elmo Nüganen has been released in the UK on DVD and is also available on Amazon. For the European market its title is 1944:…
23-08-2016

FESTIVALS: 11th Tartu Love Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

TARTU: The 11th Tartu Love Film Festival will screen 18 films related to love in Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats), the biggest open air cinema in the Baltics, from 1…
29-07-2016

Four Estonian Animated Films Premiere in Autumn

TALLINN: The Swedish/Estonian coproduction Amalimbo is one of four animated Estonian films planning to premiere in autumn 2016.
01-07-2016

PRODUCTION: Veiko Ounpuu’s The Last Ones Gets Estonian Grant

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced that it will give 490,000 EUR to support The Last Ones / Viimane directed by Veiko Õunpuu. The grant will be distributed over a…
30-06-2016

Estonia Lines up Fall Domestic Premieres

TALLINN: Three Estonian films will have their domestic premieres in fall 2016. They include one Estonian/Polish/Dutch coproduction.
30-06-2016

PRODUCTION: The Eternal Road Goes into Production

TALLINN: The Finnish/Swedish/Estonian coproduction The Eternal Road directed by Antti-Jussi Annila has begun filming in Estonia.
27-06-2016

PRODUCTION: Alfred Molina and Cillian Murphy Cast in Estonian/Irish Animated Film

TALLINN: The Estonian animation studio A Film Estonia is coproducing a 26-minute animated film with Dublin’s Giant Animation. The Overcoat will be voiced by Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina. Kristel…
20-06-2016