PRODUCTION: Veiko Õunpuu Starts Shooting The Last Ones in August

TALLINN: Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu will start shooting his new film The Last Ones in August 2017 in Lapland. The film is produced by Homeless Bob Production and Bufo…

FNE/IDF DocBloc: Rodeo

Kiur Aarma is producing and co-directing Rodeo, an Estonian/Finnish documentary about the first free elections in Estonia.

Pretenders Sells Remake Rights to France

TALLINN: Pretenders has become the first Estonian film to sell remake rights, with a sale to one of the top French independent distribution and production companies, BAC films. The Estonian/Lithuanian/Latvian…

Estonia Embraces New Media Initiatives with Launch of Storytek Media Incubator

TALLINN: Black Nights Film Festival and its industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event are backing the launch of Storytek, a new content and media tech incubator that held a pilot…

FNE at Cannes 2017: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Cannes is here! Come and meet us in the Estonian Pavillion. As always, we are located in International Village Riviera, pavillion no 137.

Estonia Announces First National Film and Television Awards Winners

TALLINN: The Days that Confused by Triin Ruumet was awarded best feature film at the first edition of Estonia’s National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. The Land…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Feature Films Production Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute distributed 939,000 EUR as feature films productions grants to six projects.

FNE AV Innovation: Propellor Action Plan to Innovate Europe’s AV Industry

TALLINN: With big multinational content giants increasingly dominating Europe’s audiovisual markets, many wonder in 2017 what the continent has been lacking in order to produce a mighty competitor to the…

Estonia Launches National Film and TV Awards

TALLINN: Estonia will launch its first joint National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. A total of 24 categories will be presented, including 12 for film.

The Dissidents Opening in Estonia

TALLINN: Director Jaak Kilmi’s fast-paced action comedy The Dissidents opens in Estonian cinemas on 17 February. Kilmi is an awarded documentary director making a rare foray into fiction filmmaking.

Domestic Production Helps Estonian Box Office

TALLINN: Domestic crowd-pleasers are helping to boost local box office in Estonia, with national productions taking a double-digit share for the second consecutive year.

ESTONIA: Country Report 2016

Estonian cinema had an outstanding year in 2016, with several records broken. Total admissions reached an all-time high of 3.29 m, a six percentage point increase from 2015. Another record…

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Estonian Film in Berlin

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov by Askold Kurov has been chosen to the official program of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be…

Estonian Viewers as Top European Cinemagoers Appreciate Domestic Film

TALLINN: Estonia was one of the top countries in Europe for cinema attendance per capita in 2016 with 2.5 cinema visits per person. France and Ireland led the pack in…

AMC Theatres to Buy Estonia’s Forum Cinemas

TALLINN: International cinema giant AMC Theatres will acquire the Sweden-based cinema network Nordic Cinema Group for a reported 870 m EUR. Estonia’s cinema chain Forum Cinemas will be part of…

FNE AV Innovation: DIGIX incubator pushing the boundaries of digital media

TALLINN: DIGIX is the Baltic States’ first creative industries incubator for startups working with the elusive and fast developing field of digital media. Set up in 2015, DIGIX is located…

FESTIVALS: CEE Films Sold at 20thTallinn Black Nights FF

TALLINN: Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Estonian and Macedonian films were among those sold to new territories during the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which took place from 11…

FNE TV: Inesa Ivanova Lithuanian producer at Kinomind Films and head of development for Baltic View

TALLINN: London based Lithuanian producer Inesa Ivanova tells us about Baltic View, an innovative new cinema space that will bring Baltic films to new audiences beyond their own borders.
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FNE at Tallinn Black Nights and Baltic Event 2016: Prize Winners

TALLINN: The Israeli film A Quiet Heart directed by Eitan Anner has been awarded the main prize at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held from 11 to 27…
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FNE TV: FNE AV Innovation Team Speaks to Sten-Kristian Saluveer

TALLINN: Estonian Sten-Kristian Saluveer was one of the organisers of this year’s European Film Forum during the Tallinn Black Nights Festival and Baltic Event 2016.