GRANTS: Cultural Endowment of Estonia Announces First Batch of Production Grants in 2018

TALLINN: The Cultural Endowment of Estonia has allotted 322,800 EUR for film production in its first session of 2018.
06-04-2018

GRANTS: Estonia Announces First Batch of Animation Grants for 2018

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) allotted 214,000 EUR in its first animation session of 2018. Three animated film projects received production funding and two development funding.
29-03-2018

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Announces New Baltic Films Competition

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced a new competition programme, the Baltic Film Competition. The festival running from 16 November to 2 December 2018 also opens submissions…
22-03-2018

Class Reunion 2 Sets All-time Opening Box Office Record in Estonia

TALLINN: Class Reunion 2, the sequel to the remake slapstick comedy Class Reunion / Klassikokkutulek directed by Rene Vilbre, broke the all-time opening record in Estonia. The film produced by…
28-02-2018

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces First Grants of 2018

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 1,080,000 EUR for feature film production and minority co-production in the first sessions of 2018.
19-02-2018

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Estonian Film in Berlin

Estonian Film Institute in Berlin - We would be delighted to let you know more about Estonia, our film industry, the current and upcoming films, the co-production opportunities and the…
18-02-2018

PRODUCTION: First Estonian Children's Christmas Film Begins Shooting

ESTONIA: Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm, the last of the feature films that won the Estonia 100 film competition, is now in production. The second film by writer-director Anu…
14-02-2018

November to Be Released in USA

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s black-and-white fantasy horror November will be released in the U.S. on 23 February 2018. Oscilloscope Films is distributing.
05-02-2018

FNE Country Report 2017: ESTONIA

TALLIN: Estonian cinema had a successful year in 2017 and continued to break records. Total admissions reached an all-time high of 3.51 m, a 6.3 percentage-point increase from 2016. Another…
02-02-2018

FNE AV Innovation: Storytek Accelerator Calls for Applications

TALLINN: Storytek, a mentor-driven accelerator fully focused on the audiovisual sector and designed for companies engaged in digital entertainment formats, intellectual property and technology development, VR/AR, e-sports, data and algorithm…
23-01-2018

Films Targeted at Domestic Market Keep Breaking Records in Estonia

TALLINN: A total of 21 Estonian films premiered in cinemas in 2017 and two of them made it to the top ten. The Dissidents, directed by Jaak Kilmi and produced…
22-01-2018

Estonian and Hungarian DoPs Nominated for American Society of Cinematographers Award

TALLINN: Estonian Mart Taniel, the cinematographer of Rainer Sarnet’s November, and Hungarian Mate Herbai, who shot Ildiko Enyedi’s On Body and Soul, are nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers’…
16-01-2018

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment Announce Grants

TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute and the audiovisual endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia have allotted 37,000 EUR and 383,515 EUR respectively for film development and production in the last…
08-01-2018

Estonian Producers Explore Alternative Distribution

TALLINN: Estonia has successfully experimented with alternative ways of distribution lately, but opinions vary as to whether a simultaneous release in cinemas and on SVoD is beneficial for such a…
13-12-2017

North Star Film Alliance Gets EU Grant to Attract International Productions

TALLINN: North Star Film Alliance received a 2 m EUR grant from the European Union through the Interreg programme for a three-year project aiming at attracting international productions to Estonia,…
08-12-2017

FESTIVALS: Night Accident Wins 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: Night Accident directed by Temirbek Birnazarov from Kyrgyzstan won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (17 November - 3 December 2017).…
04-12-2017

FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017 Awards Announced

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Awards 2017 were announced on 30 November 2017. Projects and producers from the Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Georgia are among the winners.
01-12-2017

Edith Sepp-Dallas To Head Estonian Film Institute for Another Five Years

TALLINN: Edith Sepp-Dallas will continue to head the Estonian Film Institute for a new five-year mandate starting 25 March 2018. The decision was taken on 22 November 2017.
24-11-2017

Baltic Event Announces Co-Production Market Projects

TALLINN: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market selected 16 projects to be presented on 29 November – 1 December 2017 at the Black Nights Film Festival.
22-11-2017

PRODUCTION: Third Full Length Animation of Estonia’s Lotte in Production

ESTONIA: Lotte and the Lost Dragons / Lotte ja kadunud lohed, the third full length Estonian/Latvian coproduction featuring Estonia’s most popular animated character, is in production for release in 2019…
20-11-2017