FNE at Baltic Event: Estonian/Latvian/Lithuanian Pretenders in Production

TALLINN: Pretenders, a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and the feature debut from Estonian director Vallo Toomla explores the generation of millennials in their 30's. The Eurimages supported project…

Motherland Gets New Eurimage Award

TALLINN: Eurimages has given its first Co-Production Development Award to Motherland by writer/director Tomas Vengris and producer Uljana Kim from Lithuania.

European Film Forum Digital Debate

TALLINN: A debate on the future of Europe’s film and content industries will kick off on 18 November 2015 in Tallinn.

Baltic Event Ready to Kick Off

TALLINN: The 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will present eight projects in its inaugural International Works in Progress alongside 13 projects of the Baltic Event Co-production Market and 14…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Grants for Jubilee Films

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute today announced grants for six film projects that are designated for screening during the Republic of Estonia’s 100th anniversary in 2018.

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Announces Main Competition

TALLINN: Eighteen films representing 21 countries will compete in the main competition of the 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

FNE at Baltic Event 2015: 54 Projects and Producers Make the Cut

TALLINN: The 14th Baltic Event which runs 16-18 November has selected a total of 54 projects and producers without projects for its four sections, ranging from development pitches to screenings.

Estonia to Launch Cash Rebate Scheme

TALINN: Estonia will launch a cash rebate fund for incoming productions in 2016. The government has just earmarked 0.5 m EUR for a pilot year, which will be increased to…

Estonia Submits 1944 for the Oscars

TALLINN: Estonia selected Elmo Nüganen’s 1944 for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards. The film is an Estonian/Finnish coproduction.
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Tallinn Black Night FF Opens New Competition and Expands Works in Progress Programme

TALLINN: The 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (13-29 November 2015) will run a new Tridens First Feature Competition and will expand the Works in Progress programme.The new Sales Agents…

B’EST EAVE Producers’ Workshop Announces Projects

TALLINN: B’EST EAVE Producers’ Workshop has selected eight projects and four participants without projects for its 4th edition taking place in St Petersburg, Russia from 7 to 11 September 2015,…

Still Time to Sign-up for Baltic Event

TALLINN: Applications for the Baltic Event Co-Production Market and Works in Progress will be accepted until 1 August 2015. The event, which takes place 16-18 November 2015 in Tallinn, offers…

Baltic Bridge East by West Launch Call for Applications

TALLINN: Application for the 4th edition of Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST), the producers' workshop set up in cooperation with EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) and with the support from…

New Record for Admissions in 2014 Estonian Box Office

TALLINN: According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014 the country recorded the highest number of cinema admissions since the country’s restoration of independence in 1992. The overall number of tickets sold…

Secret Society of Souptown Most Successful Estonian Children's Film

TALLINN: Secret Society of Souptown by Margus Paju has beaten the all-time opening weekend record for Estonian children films, with over 17,000 admissions.

Estonia Sets Admissions Record

TALLINN: Cinema admissions in Estonia reached 2.6 million in 2014, the highest number since it regained its independence in 1991, according to the Estonian Statistics Board.

Estonian Producers Union Joins FAIPF

TALLINN: The Estonian National Film Producers Union (ERPÜ) announced that it was accepted into the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) during organization’s General Assembly in Cannes on May…

Tallinn to Host European Film Forum

TALLINN: The Black Nights Film Festival, held in Tallinn on 13-29 November 2015, and the European Commission announced their collaboration to explore the future of European cinema at a conference…

Estonian Cinema in Cannes 2015

Market screenings of Estonian Films

Baltic's Forum Cinemas Parent Company Acquired by UK Firm

TALLIN: The Baltic states' Forum Cinemas parent company Nordic Cinema Group has been acquired by UK-based private equity group Bridgepoint.