FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Tartu Elektriteater, Tartu, Estonia

This month we speak with Andres Kauts, director/programmer of Tartu Elektriteater, a hip cinema in the medieval town of Tartu in Estonia, known for the variety of its films (European…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: ESTONIA

Estonian films had a breakthrough year in 2018. Domestic films had more than 647,600 admissions, which is an all-time record. In 2017 Estonian films had 282,421 admissions. The success of…

Edith Sepp Elected Vice-President of EFAD’s

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, head of the Estonian Film Institute and the Chair of the FNE Association, has been elected Vice-President of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) for a two…

Admissions to Domestic Films in Estonia Doubled Due to Centennial Film Programme

TALLINN: Estonian films had more than 600,000 admissions in 2018. Over half of the films were produced within the Estonia 100 centennial film programme. Admissions to Estonian films increased from…

Baltic States to Boost International Coproductions

TALLINN: Estonia, together with Latvia and Finland, is currently analysing possibilities of offering a joint cash rebate for international projects. The path is also clear for Italian/Baltic coproductions.

FNE at Tallinn 2018: FNE TV: Rolandas Kvietkauskas

FNE asked Rolandas Kvietkauskas, Director of the Lithuanian Film Centre, about the effectiveness of the Lithuanian tax incentives and what will be new in 2019.

FNE at Black Nights FF and Baltic Event 2018: Awards Winners

TALLINN: The 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held from 16 November to 2 December 2018 in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, awarded its top prize to the Columbian/French coproduction…
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FNE at Black Nights Industry@Tallinn: Baltic Works-in-Progress

TALLINN: Eleven new projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland were presented at the Baltic works-in-progress showcase on 28 November 2018 at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event at 22nd Tallinn Black…

PRODUCTION: Volmer in Post-production with Biopic of Estonia’s First Filmmaker

TALLINN: Legendary Estonian film director Hardi Volmer is in post-production with a feature film about the first Estonian filmmaker, The Real Life of Johannes Pääsuke / Johannes Pääsukese tõeline elu,…

GRANTS: Estonia Hands out Grants to 38 Films

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute gave 1,654,400 EUR to 42 films between April and October 2018.

Eleven Films in Baltic Works in Progress 2018

TALLINN: Ten films from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, and one Finnish film, will be presented in the Baltic Event Works in Progres,s taking place during the Black Nights festival, running…

PRODUCTION: Awarded Estonian Director Vallo Toomla Works on Portrait Documentary

TALLINN: Estonian director Vallo Toomla is currently filming a portrait documentary under the working-title Marju Lepajõe. Words of the Days / Marju Lepajõe. Päevade sõnad, which will premiere in 2019.

Industry@Tallinn Presents 11 Projects at Baltic Event Works in Progress

TALLINN: Eleven projects in the advanced stages of production or post-production from the Baltic region will be presented at the 16th annual Baltic Event Works in Progress programme, taking place…

FESTIVALS: Tallin Black Nights Competition Announced

TALLINN: Seventeen films will screen in the main competition of the Tallinn Black Nights FF, running 16 November – 2 December 2018.

UK Picks Up Estonian TV Series The Bank

TALLINN: The British distributor Videoplugger has sold the high-end Estonian drama series The Bank / PANK to MHz Networks to air in North America in Estonian with English subtitles.

PRODUCTION: Tom Prior Stars in Estonian Feature Debut Firebird

TALLINN: Estonian director Peeter Rebane started shooting his first feature film Firebird, starring Tom Prior, at the end of September 2018. Shooting will last throughout October mostly in the northeastern…

Estonia Selects Take It or Leave It as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo’s drama Take It or Leave It has been chosen by a committee appointed by the Estonian Film Institute as the official candidate from Estonia for an Academy…

FESTIVALS: Tartu Love Film Festival Announces Selection

TARTU: Eleven feature films and three documentaries will be screened at the 13th Tartu Love Film Festival, organised by the team of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival from 13…

Call for Projects for Tallinn Industry and Baltic Event

TALLINN: Calls for projects for Script Pool Tallinn, Baltic Event Co-Production Market and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange are open.

PRODUCTION: Finnish/Estonian Coproduction Maria’s Paradise Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Maria’s Paradise a new project by the acclaimed Finnish director Zaida Bergrot is currently shooting in Estonia. This Finnish/Estonian coproduction is based on the real events of Åkerblom's movement,…