Estonian Films Headed for Record Breaking Year

TALLINN: Domestic films in Estonia have passed the 650 000 admissions mark in just four and a half months. In 2018, Estonian films had almost 649,000 admissions in total. The…
14-05-2019

Estonian Doc Breaks Box Office Records

TALLINN: Ott Tänak: The Movie, a documentary about the World Rally Championship driver, directed by Tarvo Mölder, set a new record in Estonia, passing the 50,000 attendance mark since its…
25-04-2019

The Little Comrade Wins 3rd Estonian Film and Television Awards

TALLINN: The Little Comrade by Moonika Siimets was awarded best fiction film at the 3rd edition of the Estonian Film and Television Awards, organised by the Estonian Film Institute.
05-04-2019

Truth and Justice Is Estonia’s Most Watched Film

TALLINN: Tanel Toom’s debut feature Truth and Justice has become Estonia's most watched film since the country regained its independence in 1991, with 205,595 admissions in four weeks. The record…
21-03-2019

PRODUCTION: Estonian/Danish Coproduction Brings Legendary Book Character On Screen

TALLINN: A Film Estonia is currently in production with the long animated feature Raggie / Sipsik directed by Meelis Arulepp and Karsten Kiilerich. The film is based on an Estonian…
13-03-2019

Truth and Justice Sets Opening Record in Estonia

TALLINN: Tanel Toom’s debut feature Truth and Justice has set a new opening record in Estonia. The film premiered on 22 February 2019 and got 51,239 admissions in its opening…
27-02-2019

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Estonian Film in Berlin

Meet us - Estonian Stand G11 at Gropius Bau
10-02-2019

Estonian/Latvian Box Office Hit Lotte and the Lost Dragons Premieres at Berlinale

TALLINN: Lotte and the Lost Dragons / Lotte ja kadunud lohed will have its international premiere in Berlinale’s Generation Kplus programme (7-17 February 2019), same as the previous two instalments…
07-02-2019

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Tartu Elektriteater, Tartu, Estonia

This month we speak with Andres Kauts, director/programmer of Tartu Elektriteater, a hip cinema in the medieval town of Tartu in Estonia, known for the variety of its films (European…
05-02-2019

FNE Market Analysis 2018: ESTONIA

Estonian films had a breakthrough year in 2018. Domestic films had more than 647,600 admissions, which is an all-time record. In 2017 Estonian films had 282,421 admissions. The success of…
29-01-2019

Edith Sepp Elected Vice-President of EFAD’s

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, head of the Estonian Film Institute and the Chair of the FNE Association, has been elected Vice-President of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) for a two…
17-01-2019

Admissions to Domestic Films in Estonia Doubled Due to Centennial Film Programme

TALLINN: Estonian films had more than 600,000 admissions in 2018. Over half of the films were produced within the Estonia 100 centennial film programme. Admissions to Estonian films increased from…
07-01-2019

Baltic States to Boost International Coproductions

TALLINN: Estonia, together with Latvia and Finland, is currently analysing possibilities of offering a joint cash rebate for international projects. The path is also clear for Italian/Baltic coproductions.
12-12-2018

FNE at Tallinn 2018: FNE TV: Rolandas Kvietkauskas

FNE asked Rolandas Kvietkauskas, Director of the Lithuanian Film Centre, about the effectiveness of the Lithuanian tax incentives and what will be new in 2019.
10-12-2018

FNE at Black Nights FF and Baltic Event 2018: Awards Winners

TALLINN: The 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held from 16 November to 2 December 2018 in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, awarded its top prize to the Columbian/French coproduction…
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FNE at Black Nights Industry@Tallinn: Baltic Works-in-Progress

TALLINN: Eleven new projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland were presented at the Baltic works-in-progress showcase on 28 November 2018 at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event at 22nd Tallinn Black…
30-11-2018

PRODUCTION: Volmer in Post-production with Biopic of Estonia’s First Filmmaker

TALLINN: Legendary Estonian film director Hardi Volmer is in post-production with a feature film about the first Estonian filmmaker, The Real Life of Johannes Pääsuke / Johannes Pääsukese tõeline elu,…
26-11-2018

GRANTS: Estonia Hands out Grants to 38 Films

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute gave 1,654,400 EUR to 42 films between April and October 2018.
21-11-2018

Eleven Films in Baltic Works in Progress 2018

TALLINN: Ten films from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, and one Finnish film, will be presented in the Baltic Event Works in Progres,s taking place during the Black Nights festival, running…
20-11-2018

PRODUCTION: Awarded Estonian Director Vallo Toomla Works on Portrait Documentary

TALLINN: Estonian director Vallo Toomla is currently filming a portrait documentary under the working-title Marju Lepajõe. Words of the Days / Marju Lepajõe. Päevade sõnad, which will premiere in 2019.
14-11-2018