Black Nights FF Launches KinoFF in Eastern Estonia

TALLINN: Black Nights Film Festival is launching a new side-festival in Estonia, Kino FF, focusing on Russian cinema. The first edition will be held in two cities in the prominently…

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: For the First Time Estonia Has Two Films Competing for Oscars

TALLINN: A committee led by the Estonian Film Institute has selected Truth and Justice by Tanel Toom as Estonia’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’…

FESTIVALS: The 14th Tartu Love Film Festival Starts Today

TARTU: The 14th edition of Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF will screen 11 feature films and four documentaries from 12 to 17 August 2019. The biggest open-air film festival in…

PRODUCTION: Priit Pääsuke Shoots New Estonian Youth Comedy

TALLINN: Priit Pääsuke, the director of The End of the Chain, is working on his second feature, Kids of the Night. The shooting started at the end of July and…

PRODUCTION: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to Be Shot in Estonia in July

TALLINN: Christopher Nolan’s new project Tenet is to be shot in Estonia in July 2019 with Allfilm servicing. The film will benefit of the 30% Estonian incentives.

CEE Animation Workshop Opens Call for Submissions

TALLINN: Applications for the CEE Animation Workshop, a year-long project development and production skills advancement programme for professionals, can be send until 30 August 2019. The workshop welcomes established producers…

GRANTS: Estonia Gives Grants to Ten Films

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has given 1.76 m EUR to ten feature films since the beginning of 2019.

Estonia Allows One-Time Increase in Film Incentives Funding

TALLINN: The Estonian government has approved a one-time rise in the amount of funding available through the country’s film incentives.

PRODUCTION: Peeter Simm Shoots On the Water

ESTONIA: The renowned Estonian director Peeter Simm is currently shooting the coming of age drama On the Water / Vee peal. The shooting period started in February and will continue…

Cristopher Nolan to Shoot Tenet in Estonia

TALLINN: Christopher Nolan’s spy thriller Tenet, produced by Warner Bros., will start shooting in Tallinn in June. The cast includes David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Michael Caine.

Baltic Event Hosts MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020

PRAGUE: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market has signed on as the newest partner of the MIDPOINT TV Launch programme.

FNE at Cannes 2019: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Tallinn Black Nights Wolf Letter: Meet us in Cannes!

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Estonian Film in Berlin

Meet us - Estonian Stand G11 at Gropius Bau

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…