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,…
04-11-2021

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…
02-11-2021

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…
29-10-2021

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…
27-10-2021

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Film Festival 2021 Announces Full Lineup

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in Tallinn and Tartu from 12 to 28 November 2021, has announced the rest of the films from…
21-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: On the Water to Represent Estonia in Oscar Race

TALLINN: On the Water by Peeter Simm has been selected as Estonia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film…
19-10-2021

FNE Speaks with Edith Sepp - Head of Estonian Film Institute

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, the Head of the Estonian Film Institute (EFI), spoke with FNE about the current situation of the Estonian film industry, which has changed dramatically over the last…
12-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Estonian Minority Coproduction Compartment No 6 to Represent Finland in Oscar Race

TALLINN: The Finish/German/Estonian/Russian coproduction Compartment No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen is Finland’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film…
12-10-2021

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021 Announces First Films In Its Lineup

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary from 12 to 28 November 2021, has announced the first six titles from its Official Selection competition.
08-10-2021

FESTIVALS: Submit Your Project to Baltic Event Co-Production Market

TALLINN: Feature films in development can apply for the 2021 edition of Baltic Event Co-Production Market, which will be held within the 25th Black Nights Film Festival from 19 to…
03-09-2021

Introduction of COVID-19 Certificates See Admissions Drop in Estonia

TALLINN: Admissions in Estonia have sharply dropped since the COVID-19 certificates were introduced in the second week of August 2021.
24-08-2021

Cultural Organisations Support Estonian Filmmakers’ Need for Future Film City

TALLINN: Numerous cultural organisations have joined the statement of the Estonian Filmmakers Association stressing the need for the Film City – Tallinn Film Wonderland, which has received a building permit,…
17-08-2021

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Estonian Coproduction Compartment No. 6

CANNES: Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the Finnish/Estonian/Russian/German film Compartment No. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen.
19-07-2021

Submissions Open for Baltic Event Co-Production Market

TALLINN: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market is accepting applications for the 2021 edition, which takes place during the Black Nights Film Festival.
12-07-2021

Script Pool Tallinn Accepts Applications

TALLINN: Script Pool Tallinn has opened submissions for the 2021 edition, which takes place as part of the Future to Film programme during the Black Nights Film Festival.
12-07-2021

FNE at Cannes 2021: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Estonian Film Institute at Marché du Film - We welcome you at the Estonian pavilion - located at the International Village Riviera, #130.
10-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Hosts European Discovery Directors at Discovery Campus

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is working with the European Film Academy (EFA) and FIPRESCI to promote directors nominated as European Discovery as part of PÖFF’s new…
08-07-2021

PRODUCTION: Anna Hints in Postproduction with Estonian/French/Icelandic Doc on Womanhood

TALLINN: Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, the first long documentary by Anna Hints, is currently in the editing phase. This Estonian/French/Icelandic coproduction has recently received production support from the Sundance Institute Documentary…
21-06-2021

First Domestic Premiere After Cinemas’ Reopening Tops Estonian BO

TALLINN: Estonian Funeral by René Vilbre, the first domestic film to premiere after Estonian cinemas reopened on 24 May 2021, ranks first at the box office with 8,803 admissions during…
08-06-2021

Estonia Reopens Cinemas

TALLINN: Cinemas and theatres reopened in Estonia on 24 May 2021, as the country has been registering the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the Baltic States for a month. Cinemas…
27-05-2021