Estonia Selects Mother as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: Kadri Kõusaar’s Mother will be Estonia‘s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The film was selected by a selection committee gathered by the Estonian…

Swedish/Estonian Short Film Awarded in Venice to Compete for the European Film Awards

VENICE: The Swedish/Estonian coproduction Amalimbo directed by Juan Pablo Libossart has received the Venice Short Film Nomination Prix for the European Film Awards 2016. Its artist and lead animator is…
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GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces Minority Coproductions Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced five grants for minority coproductions totalling 227,000 EUR. The list includes two feature films and three documentaries.

Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event Announce Dates

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event, the summit of Tallinn Black Nights FF for audiovisual industry professionals, will take place from 17 to 24 November 2016. Deadline for applications for I…

PRODUCTION: The Little Comrade Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Monika Siimets’s debut feature The Little Comrade tells the story of six-year-old Leelo (Helena-Maria Reisner), whose mother Helmes (Eva Koldits) is sent to a Siberian prison camp during the…

Estonian 1944 Released in the UK on DVD

TALLINN: Estonian/Finnish war drama 1944 by Elmo Nüganen has been released in the UK on DVD and is also available on Amazon. For the European market its title is 1944:…

FESTIVALS: 11th Tartu Love Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

TARTU: The 11th Tartu Love Film Festival will screen 18 films related to love in Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats), the biggest open air cinema in the Baltics, from 1…

Four Estonian Animated Films Premiere in Autumn

TALLINN: The Swedish/Estonian coproduction Amalimbo is one of four animated Estonian films planning to premiere in autumn 2016.

PRODUCTION: Veiko Ounpuu’s The Last Ones Gets Estonian Grant

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced that it will give 490,000 EUR to support The Last Ones / Viimane directed by Veiko Õunpuu. The grant will be distributed over a…

Estonia Lines up Fall Domestic Premieres

TALLINN: Three Estonian films will have their domestic premieres in fall 2016. They include one Estonian/Polish/Dutch coproduction.

PRODUCTION: The Eternal Road Goes into Production

TALLINN: The Finnish/Swedish/Estonian coproduction The Eternal Road directed by Antti-Jussi Annila has begun filming in Estonia.

PRODUCTION: Alfred Molina and Cillian Murphy Cast in Estonian/Irish Animated Film

TALLINN: The Estonian animation studio A Film Estonia is coproducing a 26-minute animated film with Dublin’s Giant Animation. The Overcoat will be voiced by Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina. Kristel…

ScripTeast - 10 Years: Focus on Estonia

Film New Europe and Independent Film Foundation are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ScripTeast with a series of weekly interviews with scriptwriters and key players involved in ScripTeast activity.
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FNE at Cannes 2016: Estonians Announce Awards and Welcome Andrus Ansip

CANNES: Estonians had much to celebrate in Cannes with the visit of the European Commission Vice-President and former prime minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip to the Estonian stand and the…
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FNE at Cannes 2016: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Visit us at the Estonian Pavilion no 138 in the International Village Riviera

FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Aet Laigu

TALLINN: Aet Laigu is this year’s Estonian representative in the European Film Promotion’s (EFP) Producers on the Move programme. Laigu works as a producer and screenwriter at her own production …

Telia Hints at Plans for Content Production in Estonia

TALLINN: The local head of the international telecoms giant Telia has hinted that the company may start to produce its own content in the vein of Netflix and Amazon. Telia…

Estonian Film Institute Awards Microgrants for Features

The Estonian Film Insitute announced the latest two grants from its recently established microgrants scheme. The grants are awarded to Scandinavian Silence / Skandinaavia Vaikus by Martti Helde and Portugal…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Jubilee Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced production grants for films to be made on the occasion of the Republic of Estonia’s 100th anniversary in 2018. The list includes mostly debut…

Class Reunion Sets All-Time Box Office Record in Estonia

TALLINN: Class Reunion / Klassikokkutulek, a remake slapstick comedy by Rene Vilbre, broke the all-time box office record in Estonia with 980,000 EUR gross in the first six weeks since…