GRANTS: Estonia Announces First Ever Development Grants for TV Miniseries

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has allotted 40,000 EUR in its first ever round for TV-miniseries development, and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia has allotted seven production grants in the…

FNE at Cannes 2018: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

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EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Esko Rips, Estonia

TALLINN: Esko Rips represents Estonia at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.

Estonia to Increase Film Production Funding

PLZEN: The Estonian government has decided to give more funds for filmmaking, following the success of it’s one-off “Estonia 100” project to celebrate the country’s centennial of independence in 2018.…

GRANTS: Cultural Endowment of Estonia Announces First Batch of Production Grants in 2018

TALLINN: The Cultural Endowment of Estonia has allotted 322,800 EUR for film production in its first session of 2018.

GRANTS: Estonia Announces First Batch of Animation Grants for 2018

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) allotted 214,000 EUR in its first animation session of 2018. Three animated film projects received production funding and two development funding.

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Announces New Baltic Films Competition

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced a new competition programme, the Baltic Film Competition. The festival running from 16 November to 2 December 2018 also opens submissions…

Class Reunion 2 Sets All-time Opening Box Office Record in Estonia

TALLINN: Class Reunion 2, the sequel to the remake slapstick comedy Class Reunion / Klassikokkutulek directed by Rene Vilbre, broke the all-time opening record in Estonia. The film produced by…

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces First Grants of 2018

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 1,080,000 EUR for feature film production and minority co-production in the first sessions of 2018.

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Estonian Film in Berlin

Estonian Film Institute in Berlin - We would be delighted to let you know more about Estonia, our film industry, the current and upcoming films, the co-production opportunities and the…

PRODUCTION: First Estonian Children's Christmas Film Begins Shooting

ESTONIA: Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm, the last of the feature films that won the Estonia 100 film competition, is now in production. The second film by writer-director Anu…

November to Be Released in USA

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s black-and-white fantasy horror November will be released in the U.S. on 23 February 2018. Oscilloscope Films is distributing.

FNE Country Report 2017: ESTONIA

TALLIN: Estonian cinema had a successful year in 2017 and continued to break records. Total admissions reached an all-time high of 3.51 m, a 6.3 percentage-point increase from 2016. Another…

FNE AV Innovation: Storytek Accelerator Calls for Applications

TALLINN: Storytek, a mentor-driven accelerator fully focused on the audiovisual sector and designed for companies engaged in digital entertainment formats, intellectual property and technology development, VR/AR, e-sports, data and algorithm…

Films Targeted at Domestic Market Keep Breaking Records in Estonia

TALLINN: A total of 21 Estonian films premiered in cinemas in 2017 and two of them made it to the top ten. The Dissidents, directed by Jaak Kilmi and produced…

Estonian and Hungarian DoPs Nominated for American Society of Cinematographers Award

TALLINN: Estonian Mart Taniel, the cinematographer of Rainer Sarnet’s November, and Hungarian Mate Herbai, who shot Ildiko Enyedi’s On Body and Soul, are nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers’…

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment Announce Grants

TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute and the audiovisual endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia have allotted 37,000 EUR and 383,515 EUR respectively for film development and production in the last…

Estonian Producers Explore Alternative Distribution

TALLINN: Estonia has successfully experimented with alternative ways of distribution lately, but opinions vary as to whether a simultaneous release in cinemas and on SVoD is beneficial for such a…

North Star Film Alliance Gets EU Grant to Attract International Productions

TALLINN: North Star Film Alliance received a 2 m EUR grant from the European Union through the Interreg programme for a three-year project aiming at attracting international productions to Estonia,…

FESTIVALS: Night Accident Wins 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: Night Accident directed by Temirbek Birnazarov from Kyrgyzstan won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (17 November - 3 December 2017).…