I Was Here tops Estonia’s box office on first weekend

The Karlovy Vary East of the West competition film I Was Here, directed by Rene Vilbre, premiered on Friday, September 12, and shot to the top of Estonian box office…
16-09-2008

No tax breaks for cinema tickets

The Estonian government last week dashed hopes of reducing the 18% VAT tax on cinema tickets to 5% in its efforts to put together a balanced state budget for the…
15-09-2008

Estonia finances history documentary series

Three Estonian audiovisual agencies, the Estonian Broadcasting Corporation (ERR), the national film agency Estonian Film Foundation and the Estonian Cultural Endowment have signed a three-party agreement
07-09-2008

Estonia faces cuts in film subsidies

With the economic growth stalling, Estonia is reducing its state film financing this year and faces further cuts in coming years.
02-09-2008

Cinamon multiplex opens in Tartu

On Thursday, August 28, the second multiplex cinema opened in Estonia. The new cinema has five screening halls and operates under the Cinamon brand.
01-09-2008

Russian channel surpasses local ETV

PBK, a Russian language station owned by Russian broadcaster Pervyi Kanal, has moved up to second place in Estonia's TV ratings.
18-08-2008

Wajda receives Estonian honor

President Ilves will decorate Polish film director Andrzej Wajda with the Terra Mariana Order, one of Estonia's highest state distinctions
06-08-2008

Baltic Film and Media School may relocate

The Baltic Film and Media School is considering a move from Estonia to Latvia, according to local news reports.
05-08-2008

Elion cable subscribers up 58%

Eesti Telekom's Elion announced IPTV and cable TV subscribers rose by 58%, to 67,700 at the end of the second quarter of 2008.
24-07-2008

Finnish grant for Estonian co-production

The Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi) has announced production support of €80,000 for the €983,000 Estonian/Finnish/Swedish co-production The Temptation of St. Tony. The film is produced by Katrin Kissa of Homeless…
26-06-2008

Estonian films boost national cinema attendance

Estonia topped 1.6 million in cinema attendance in 2007, a post-Soviet record, according to Statistics Estonia. Local films accounted for the largest increase, claiming 18% of cinema goers.
29-05-2008

Estonian co-production Vasha completes principal photography

Estonian production company Allfilm's Vasha has moved into post-production, following a 36-day shoot, most of it taking place in and around Tallinn.
08-05-2008

Eesti Telekom doubles cable TV subscriptions

Estonia's Eesti Telekom announced it has nearly doubled cable TV households in the past year.
27-04-2008

Estonian biopic travels to Russia

Georg, a biopic about the legendary Estonian singer and Soviet film star Georg Ots, opened in Russian cinemas over the weekend. The most expensive Estonian film ever made, it cost…
10-03-2008

Estonia presents four films at European Film Market

Estonia will be represented by four films at the European Film Market in Berlin which starts today in concurrence with the Berlin International Film Festival. The two newest films are…
06-02-2008

Baltic Film and Media School chosen for three MEDIA-funded projects

The Tallinn-based Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) was chosen for financing of three different projects out of only 10 for all of Europe by the EU MEDIA programme's first…
05-02-2008

Estonian film financing grows by 12 percent

Estonia's public financing for film is budgeted to grow by 12% in 2008 from the previous year. The total state financing is expected to reach €6.75 million, an all-time high.…
04-02-2008

Estonian cinema has banner year in 2007

2007 was a record-breaking year for Estonian cinema, both on the home front and abroad, the Estonian Film Foundation reported on Friday (Feb. 1). Estonian films attracted 232,478 domestic admissions…
01-02-2008

Several trends key to success for Estonian film industry

Several trends in Estonian cinema emerged during 2007 that led to a record-breaking year, the Estonian Film Foundation said on Friday (Feb. 1).
01-02-2008