FNE at 2020 Black Nights FF: Peeter Simm’s On the Water Premieres at POFF

ESTONIA: The coming of age drama On the Water / Vee peal by renowned Estonian director Peeter Simm has its premiere at the 24th Black Nights FF, which runs through…
18-11-2020

GRANTS: Estonia Distributes Over 3 Million EUR in 2020

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has given out 3,140,900 EUR in grants to five Estonian productions and ten minority productions in 2020.
11-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Collaborates with Medical Companies for Events and Guests Safety

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is collaborating with the medical companies SYNLAB Estonia and Medicum to ensure safety of its guests and venues and to test all guests…
05-11-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Estonia Selects The Last Ones as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: The Last Ones / Viimane, an Estonian/Finnish/Dutch coproduction directed by Veiko Õunpuu, has been selected as Estonia's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…
02-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Unveils Baltic Event Works in Progress

TALLINN: Seven Baltic projects, seven international projects and four additional projects will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the one-week summit for film and audiovisual industry professionals held…
30-10-2020

Historical Spy-Thriller O2 Tops Estonian Box Office

TALLINN: The Estonian historical spy-thriller O2 directed by Margus Paju is leading the Estonian box office since its release on 9 October 2020. The film was produced by Nafta Films…
26-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Just Film 2020 Unveils International Youth Competition Films

TALLINN: Just Film, running 13 – 29 November 2020, the sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival dedicated to youth and children's films, has announced 12 films competing in its …
26-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Tallin Black Nights 2020 Announces Competition

TALLINN: The main competition of the 24th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will screen 25 films. The festival runs 13 – 29 November 2020.
23-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Estonia, Poland and Lithuania Send Actors to Black Nights Stars

TALLINN: Polish actor Antoni Salaj, Estonian actress Henessi Schmidt, Estonian actor Reimo Sagor, and Lithuanian actor Simonas Mozura have been selected to participate in the Black Nights Stars programme at…
21-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Adds Diversity Award

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 13 – 29 November 2020, will introduce the DDA Spotlight Award, honouring diversity and inclusion in film.
20-10-2020

Estonia Supports Film Industry With Additional 3 m EUR

TALLINN: The Estonian government has decided to support the film sector with an additional 3 m EUR. The money will go to the Estonian Film Institute and is aimed at…
13-10-2020

Edith Sepp Re-elected VP of EFAD

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, was unanimously re-elected as Vice President of the European Film Agency Directors, EFAD.
12-10-2020

Baltic Promotion Group North Star Allaince Establishes Tokyo Office

TALLINN: North Star Film Alliance has announced the opening of an office in Tokyo.
28-09-2020

Truth and Justice Dominates Delayed 2020 Estonian Film and Television Awards

TALLINN: Tanel Toom’s debut drama won five top awards at the fourth Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA). The gala, which was initially planned for April 2020, but was postponed…
18-09-2020

Estonian UP Invest Buys Baltics’ Forum Cinemas

TALLINN: Estonian venture company UP Invest is set to acquire Finnish owned Forum Cinemas.
02-09-2020

Industry@Tallin & Baltic Event 2020 Application Deadline

TALLINN: The 2020 edition of Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event is accepting applications for its several sections through 21 September 2020.
31-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Jaak Kilmi Shoots Kids Thriller

TALLINN: Jaak Kilmi’s children’s feature The Sleeping Beast / Tagurpidi torn, produced by Stellar Film, started shooting on 3 August and will continue until 11 September 2020. The shooting takes…
14-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Dystopian Drama Memory of Water Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Memory of Water, the adaptation of the eponymous bestseller by Emmi Itäranta, is currently shooting near Tallinn. The film directed by Saara Saarela is a Finnish/Estonian/German/Norwegian coproduction with a…
07-08-2020

FESTIVALS: Tartu Love Film Festival Announces Lineup

TARTU: Thirteen feature films and four documentaries will screen at the 15th Tartu Love Film Festival aka Tartuff from 10 to 15 August 2020. For the first time in the…
05-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Estonian/Latvian/German Melchior the Apothecary Shoots in Tallinn

TALLINN: The first part of the medieval crime trilogy Melchior the Apothecary started shooting on 13 July 2020 in Tallinn. The Estonian/Latvian/German coproduction is based on Indrek Hargla's successful crime…
17-07-2020