ScripTeast 2013 at Cannes The Soldier

Estonian scriptwriter Mart Kivastik competes for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award during the 2013 Cannes IFF with The Soldier, a WWII story about a minor KGB officer who, for the…

FNE Cannes Preview 2013: Estonian Films in Cannes 2013

ESTONIA is glad to meet all friends old and new once again at the Marché du Film market in Cannes. For the first time, we are now situated in the…

Nordic Video Library Launched in Estonia

TALLINN: The Nordic Video Library, a unique online and offline platform presenting Nordic films for educational purposes, was launched in Estonia on 25 March at Tallinn’s Baltic Film and Media…

Estonian Film Institute appoints new management

TALLINN: The board of the Estonian Film Insitute , the country’s main film financing body, has appointed new management. Edith Sepp-Dallas will assume the post of general director, while Piret…

FNE at Berlinale 2013: Estonia at EFM!

Information Courtesy of Estonian Film Foundation BERLIN: ESTONIA is once again proud to present its new titles at the European Film Market. Our location is the same: Martin Gropius Bau,…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month - Kino Sõprus, Tallinn

FNE together with Europa Cinemas continues its Cinema of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European cinema operators we choose a cinema from each…

Estonia Launches First Regional Fund

TALLINN: Estonia will launch its first regional fund for the audiovisual industry after the Berlin European Film Market in the end of February, 2013.

Major Reform for Estonian Film Agency

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Foundation, the nation’s public film financing vehicle established in 1997, has entered a period of major reforms which will broaden the agency’s scope, while awaiting the…

Freemantle Picks Up Estonian Series

TALLINN: London-based international production company FremantleMedia has purchased the syndication rights to the Estonian television crime series Revenge Inc. (Kattemaksukontor) produced by Balti Video.

Two Estonian Films Share Award

TALLINN: Mushrooming and Varesesaar Russians tied for the Film of the Year award given out for the 20th time by the Estonian Association of Film Journalists on 8 January 2013.

FNE at Baltic Event 2012: Kazakhfilm welcomes European coproduction

TALLINN: A new, young generation of Kazakh filmmakers have opened the doors to European producers and coproducers in Kazakhstan.
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FNE TV: Baltic Event 2012: Anna Katchko: New Kazakh Cinema

FNE spoke to producer Anna Katchko in Tallinn about the Baltic Event’s new B’EST programme and the new opportunities that are opening up for European producers to cooperate with Kazakhstan.

FNE at Baltic Event 2012: Market Awards Announced

TALLINN: The Baltic Event CoProduction Market, 25-28 November 2012 ( gave its top prize of 5000 EUR in post production services at the new Estonian Digital Centre, to Lithuanian producer…
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FNE at Black Nights FF 2012: Awards announced in Tallinn

TALLINN: The grand prix of the 16th Black Nights Film Festival ( was awarded to the Ukrainian film House with a Turret, the Tridens Herring competition prize was awarded to…
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FNE EXCLUSIVE: Riina Sildos, Managing Director, Baltic Event

FNE asks Estonian producer and Baltic Event helmer, Riina Sildos about this year’s 11th edition of the event and about the reorganisation of the structures that underpin the Estonian film…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights FF Opens with Awards for Sleepwalkers Fest

TALLINN: The opening ceremony of 16th Black Night FF ( presented awards in four competition sections of the Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival ( including the Estonian national competition…

FESTIVALS: Sleepwalkers award winners announced at the opening of 16th Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival ( 12-15 November 2012) has announced its award winners for 2012.

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Adds Baltic Debut Competition

TALLINN: Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries will compete in the new Tridens Herring competition programme at the Black Nights film festival (, running 12-28 November 2012.

PRODUCTION: Estonian Documentary The New Silk Way to Start Shooting in Mid-2013

JIHLAVA: Estonian producers Elina Litvinova from Allfilm ( and Marianna Kaat from Baltic Film Production ( are developing The New Silk Way, a feature/TV documentary directed by Evdokiya Moskvina set…

Major Reorganisation Ahead for Estonia’s Film Institutions

TALLINN: The board of the Estonian Film Foundation, the nation’s principal public film financing and development body, has passed a decision to reorganise the Foundation into Estonian Film Institute. The…