Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2022 Announces Works in Progress Selection

TALLINN: A total of 20 projects in production or postproduction and looking for sales agents or festivals will be presented at three Works In Progress showcases during the Industry@Tallinn &;…
02-11-2022

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF 2022 Announces Baltic Competition Selection

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced the 15 films selected for the Baltic Competition. The festival will be held 11 – 27 November 2022.
26-10-2022

Edith Sepp Re-elected as Head of Estonian Film Institute

TALLINN: Edith Sepp will start her third term as head of the Estonian Film Institute (EFI) in 2023, the board of EFI has announced.
21-10-2022

FESTIVALS: PÖFF 2022 Announces Full Feature Film Competition Lineup

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced another 16 titles from the main competition on 20 October 2022 and now the lineup is full. Most of the titles…
21-10-2022

Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022 Announces Selected Projects

TALLINN: Thirteen projects by mostly award-winning filmmakers were selected for the Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022, set to take place 23 - 24 November 2022 within the Tallinn Black Nights…
20-10-2022

Tenth Baltic Pitching Forum Announces Winners

VILNIUS: The anniversary 10th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum showcased 12 projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and this year’s guest country Norway, from 5 to 8 October 2022.
10-10-2022

Horror Film Azrael Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: The action horror film Azrael directed by Evan Katz and starring Samara Weaving is starting principal photography in Estonia on 10 October 2022.
10-10-2022

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Estonia Selects Kalev as Oscar Candidate

TALLINN: Kalev, a biopic about the legendary Estonian basketball team of the nineties and the directorial debut of the renowned music video maker Ove Musting, has been selected as Estonia’s…
29-09-2022

FNE at Estonian Film and Television Awards 2022: Prize Winners

TALLINN: The hostage drama Deserted by Kadri Kõusaar received the top prize for best film at the 6th annual Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA). The best documentary award went…
23-09-2022

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF 2022 Announces First Films in Main Competition

TALLINN: The first seven films in the main competition - Official Selection of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) have been announced. The festival will be held 11…
15-09-2022

Cultural Organisations in Estonia Call for Increase in Salaries and Operating Grants

TALLINN: More than 30 of Estonia's cultural institutions, including the Estonian Film Institute, the Estonian Film Industry Cluster, the Estonian Cinema Association, Forum Cinemas, Artis Cinemas and the Tallinn Black…
13-09-2022

Estonian Sports Biopic Kalev Ready to Score Big in Domestic Cinemas

TALLINN: Kalev, a biopic about the legendary Estonian basketball team of the nineties, will be released domestically by Hea film on 22 September 2022, after a difficult production due to…
07-09-2022

Global Screen Picks-up Melchior the Apothecary Trilogy

TALLINN: The Estonian/German/Latvian/Lithuanian trilogy Melchior the Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen has been acquired by Global Screen. The final instalment of the series, Melchior the Apothecary: The Executioner's Daughter will be…
31-08-2022

BOX OFFICE: Melchior the Apothecary: Ghost Surpasses 20,000 Admissions in Estonia in Opening Weekend

TALLINN: Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost, the second film in a series of adaptations of Indrek Hargla’s medieval whodunits, had 20,181 admissions over the opening weekend. Besides leading the weekly…
23-08-2022

Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost Hits Estonian Screens

TALLINN: Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost by Elmo Nüganen, the second instalment in the trilogy based on the medieval crime bestsellers by Estonian writer Indrek Hargla, will be theatrically released…
19-08-2022

FESTIVALS: Animist International Animation Festival Ready to Animate Tallinn Screens

TALLINN: The second edition of the Animist International Animation Festival will screen 104 films of which 49 will be competing in the best short animation and best student animation categories.…
17-08-2022

Film Estonia to Receive 3.4 m EUR of Additional Support in 2022

TALLINN: Estonian government has decided to increase Film Estonia’s support by 3.4 m EUR in 2022, which will increase the total funding for the cash rebate scheme in 2022 to…
08-08-2022

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF Announces New Competition Programme

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, whose 26th edition will be held 11 – 27 November 2022, will launch this year a new competition programme, Critics’ Picks. The programming…
06-08-2022

PRODUCTION: Marko Raat Shoots 8 Views of Lake Biwa on Estonian/Russian Border

TALLINN: The magical-realist tragedy 8 Views of Lake Biwa / Biwa järve 8 nägu by Marko Raat is currently shooting in Estonia. The Estonian/Finnish coproduction is led by Estonia’s most…
04-08-2022

TV Drama Series Estonia Sold to Seven.One Entertainment Group

TALLINN: Beta Film has sold the TV series Estonia to Seven.One Entertainment Group, which runs ProSieben. The coproduction between Finland, Estonia, Belgium and Sweden is currently in production with the…
28-07-2022