FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Estonia Selects Smoke Sauna Sisterhood as Oscar Candidate

TALLINN: The documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints has been selected as Estonia’s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International…
24-08-2023

FESTIVALS: Tartu Love Film Festival Tartuff 2023 Kicks Off in Estonia

TARTU: Films about love are screened free of charge in the Tartu Town Hall Square and indoors at the 18th edition of the Tartu Love Film Festival Tartuff, organised by…
01-08-2023

PRODUCTION: Estonian Directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik Shoot Aurora

TALLINN: Estonian directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik are currently in production with the feature film Aurora. The film is made using the character-based improvisation method, which has not yet…
31-07-2023

Finnish TV Series The Revenge Shoots in Estonia

TALLINN: Finnish TV Series The Revenge / Kosto directed by Matti Kinnunen is currently shooting in Estonia, serviced by Stellar Film and using the local cash rebates provided by FilmEstonia.
28-07-2023

PRODUCTION: Ingomar Vihmar in Final Postproduction with Estonian Family Comedy Totally Boss

TALLINN: Estonian director/actor Ingomar Vihmar is putting the final touches on his new project, the feature film Totally Boss / Tähtsad ninad, whose premiere is already set for 20 October…
21-07-2023

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Margit Lillak Shoots Becoming Roosi

TALLINN: Estonian director Margit Lillak is currently in production with her long documentary Becoming Roosi / Varastatud tulevik, which has been shot in Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and France.
18-07-2023

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Opens Accreditations

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event has opened accreditations for its main programme, which will be held in Tallinn 13 – 17 November 2023. The upcoming edition will introduce a new…
30-05-2023

Tax on Local Platforms to Bring Estonia’s Budget Up to 1.5 m EUR Increase

TALLINN: A tax on streaming platforms is expected to raise the state budget by between 700,000 to 1.5 m EUR. However, some local platforms will avoid taxation if their turnover…
18-05-2023

FNE at Cannes 2023: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

The Estonian Film Institute pavilion is located at a new spot this year! International Village Riviera #115 - Come and have a chat with us while you enjoy the seaside…
15-05-2023

FNE at Cannes 2023: Estonian PÖFF in Cannes

PÖFF and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event participate in Marché du Film - the film business top event of the year. In the heart of world's most prestigious film festival -…
08-05-2023

Experimental Collage-film Celebrates 111 Years of Estonian Cinema

TALLINN: Madwomen - To Be a Sparrow Not a Canary directed by Sten Haljak and Johannes Lõhmus will have its premiere on 6 May 2023 in Tartu, the birthplace of…
05-05-2023

Melchior the Apothecary Trilogy Soon on Czech and German Platforms

TALLINN: In May 2023, Elmo Nüganen’s trilogy Melchior the Apothecary will be available on Germany’s largest telecom enterprise Magenta TV, as well as on the Czech streaming platform iPrima.
04-05-2023

FESTIVALS: Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy FF 2023 Announces Winners

HAAPSALU: The Dutch production Shut directed by Niels Bourgonje received the Silver Méliès for Best Film in the Méliès Short Film Competition of the 18th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film…
02-05-2023

Chinese Studio Supreme Expands to Europe with Estonian Branch

TALLINN: Shanghai-based Studio Supreme has opened its new European branch, in Estonia. Studio Supreme Films will provide a full range of video production services, from ideation to postproduction, for both…
25-04-2023

Kalev Wins Best Film at Estonian Film and Television Awards for 2022

TALLINN: Ove Musting’s Kalev received awards for best film, best director and best actor, among others, at the Estonian Film and Television Awards, organised by the Estonian Film Institute to…
20-04-2023

New Minister of Culture in Estonia

TALLINN: Heidy Purga follows Piret Hartman as the new Minister of Culture in Estonia as the Reform-Eesti 200-SDE coalition replaces the Reform-Isamaa-SDE government.
12-04-2023

Estonia Prepares to Tax Streaming Platforms

TALLINN: Estonia’s coalition parties (the Reform Party, Estonia 200 and the Social Democrats) have agreed to tax streaming platforms and to invest the funds generated by the tax into Estonian…
31-03-2023

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Sold to Over 20 Territories

TALLINN: Anna Hints’ first long documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood was sold by Autlook Filmsales to over 20 territories including North America, where it will be released by Greenwich Entertainment (in…
15-03-2023

Melchior the Apothecary: The Executioner's Daughter Hits Estonian Cinemas in April 2023

TALLINN: The last part of the Estonian/German/Latvian/Lithuanian trilogy Melchior the Apothecary directed by Elmo Nüganen will be released in Estonia on 14 April 2023.
09-03-2023

PRODUCTION: Andres Puustusmaa in Postproduction with Estonian/Latvian One-dimensional Man

TALLINN: Estonian director and former actor Andres Puustusmaa is currently in postproduction with his feature drama One-dimensional Man / Ühemõõtmeline mees, which is estimated to be finished in 2023.
07-03-2023