Major Reorganisation Ahead for Estonia’s Film Institutions

TALLINN: The board of the Estonian Film Foundation, the nation’s principal public film financing and development body, has passed a decision to reorganise the Foundation into Estonian Film Institute. The…

Baltic Film and Media School Opens New Premises

TALLINN: The Tallinn-based Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) has opened its new purpose-built premises in the main campus of Tallinn University in the centre of Estonia’s capital.

Baltic Event CoProduction Market Call for Entries

TALLINN: The Baltic Event CoProduction Market ( taking place 26-28 November 2012 during the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ( is accepting entries through 15 September.

PRODUCTION: Ilmar Raag’s Kertu Moves into Postproduction

TALLINN: Estonian director Ilmar Raag (The Class, Une Estonienne a Paris) has wrapped shooting of his new social drama, Kertu, with the premiere planned for spring 2013.

PRODUCTION: Ounpuu Shooting Free Range

TALLINN: The Venice Horizons award-winning Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu is shooting his third feature film with the working title Free Range, scheduled for release in March 2013.

Worldfilm Accepting Documentary Film Submissions

The 10th Worldfilm ( festival to be held 18 – 24 March 2013 in Tartu, Estonia, has opened its call for submissions. The deadline for film submissions is 15 October.…

FNE IDF DocBloc: The New Silk Way

TALLINN: Estonia and Russia are coproducing a Russian-language documentary The New Silk Way directed by Evdokiya Moskvina.

Film New Europe - Step In - Locarno: Country Report: Estonia

A new film commission, increased cinema attendance driven in part by popular domestic films, and the construction of a new post-production facility are all signs that Estonia has continued to…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Expands Horizons Eastward

{mosimage}TALLINN: The Estonian Foreign Ministry announced its support of a new programme at the Black Nights Film Festival (13-28 November 2012, of films about Estonia's East European development cooperation…

2011 Near Record Year for Estonia Box Office

TALLINN: Estonian box office rose to its best result in 19 years at just over 10 million euros.

FNE at Cannes IFF: 2012: Baltic Bridge East by West Producers’ Workshop Announces Project Slate

{mosimage}CANNES: The Baltic Bridge East by West (B'EST), a new initiative designed for feature film projects from the European Union and the CIS countries and Georgia, is announcing its first…

FNE at Cannes IFF 2012: Martin Aadamsoo talks to FNE about the new Estonian Film Commission

CANNES: Estonia recently established a new film commission to attract productions to the country. According to the commission's helmer Martin Aadamsoo the Estonians plan to put a different twist on…
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FNE at Cannes IFF 2012: Estonian Film in Cannes

{mosimage}CANNES: Estonia will be glad to meet you once again in this year's Cannes. We are situated in International Village Pantiero, pavillion 219.
16-05-2012 Launches in Cannes

The Estonian film commission will be officially rolled out during this year's Cannes film market under the brand

Estonian films at EFM & Berlinale 2012

ESTONIAN STAND has moved to a slightly NEW LOCATION in Berlin and is now situated at G10 - the same upper floor in Martin Gropius Bau, but slightly larger and…

Estonian Films in Berlin

{mosimage}TALLINN: Estonia will present one film in competition in Berlin and three films in the market.

Estonian Film Centennial Begins in Tartu

{mosimage}TALLINN: The 100th anniversary of Estonian film launched on 6 January in Tartu, the birthplace of the first national film director Johannes Paasuke whose first documentary was the now-lost Utotchkin…

New World Wins Estonian Journalists Prize

{mosimage}TALLINN: A documentary film, The New World (Uus Maailm) directed by Jaan Tootsen, has won the best film of 2011 prize from the Estonian Association of Film Journalists. Estonian public…

Baltic Event Awards for Georgia, Hungary, Finland

The Baltic Event Co-Production Market presented three awards at the closing ceremony, at the conclusion of its 10th anniversary edition, which ran from 30 November - 2 December 2011. The…

FESTIVALS: A Simple Life Wins Black Nights

{mosimage}The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF,, which ran from 18 to 30 November 2011, ended with a screening of The Tree of Life, with actress Fiona Shaw in attendance.…