FNE Estonia Focus: Estonian coproductions

Out of 21 features produced in Estonia over the last 4 years, over half were shot in international co-production. Estonia is well and truly the land of cinematic co-productions, although…

FNE: Focus on Estonia Week

This week FNE will be looking at a small country that has managed to make a serious impact on the European film industry. As Estonia prepares to host the European…
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FNE Focus on Estonia

TALLINN: Estonian film experienced a small renaissance over the past decade with Estonian directors winning prizes and kudos at festivals around the world. In 2007 at the height of the…

A record 4 Estonian films vie for Oscar shortlist

Estonia nominated a record-breaking three films for this year's Acadey Awards, plus a fourth one competing as this year's student film Oscar winner.

Estonian film wins Cartoon d'Or

One of the major prizes in animation, the Cartoon d"Or, was awarded to Crocodile by Estonian filmmaker Kaspar Jancis. The award was presented at the conclusion of Cartoon Forum (14-17…

Baltic Event Co-Production Market: Call For Entries

The 6th edition of the Baltic Event Co-Production Market will take place from 1-3 December during the Black Nights Film Festival and right before the European Film Academy Awards ceremony…

Estonia supports film market

The Estonian foreign ministry has started its support for a film market taking place under the banner of the Black Nights Film Festival ( www.2010poff.ee ), November 19-December 5), with…

Estonian court upholds ban on Magnus

Magnus, the feature film debut from Estonian writer/director Kadri Kõusaar, has had its worldwide ban through 2025 upheld. The film was the first Estonian film selected for presentation in the…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Temptation of St. Tony

The first Estonian film ever to screen in the Sundance comptetition, The Temptation of St.Tony by Veiko Õunpuu launched to a controversial reception domestically and became an unexpected box office…

Estonian film production increases

Estonia film production rose in 2009, according to official government statistics, with seven feature films released in cinemas, a major increase from the average four features over the course of…

Tanel Toom wins Estonia’s first Oscar

Young Estonian filmmaker Tanel Toom's (28) graduation film The Confession. one of the five nominees, won the Oscar for the Honorary Foreign Film award in the 37th Student Academy Awards,…

Cannes IFF 2010: Estonian Cinema at Cannes

We are happy to announce, that it is the 10th anniversary of the Estonian Film Foundation in Cannes!

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Anneli Ahven

Estonian Producer on the Move Anneli Ahven (38), a brilliant workaholic from a group of female producers that have prominently featured in Estonia's film industry for the last decade, has…

FESTIVALS: Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival sets attendance record

The cavalcade of films screened at the 5th annual Haapsalu Fantasy and Horror Film Festival (HOFF) was visited by more than 2500 people, a new record for the five-year-old event.

Estonia funds digital post-production centre

Enterprise Estonia (www.eas.ee), the country's export and industry promotion agency, has decided to financialliy support the setting up of an audiovisual digital post-production centre in Tallinn.

FNE in Berlin: Estonia’s St Tony Sold to Olive Films

BERLIN: Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu's The Temptation of St Tony (Püha Tõnu kiusamine) (www.thetemptationofsttony.com) produced by Homeless Bob Production has been sold to Olive Films for US distribution. The film…

Ticket prices fall in Estonia

The average ticket price in Estonia fell by 7% to 4.2 EUR in 2009.

Mixed results at Estonian box office

Estonia's box rose in 2009, but the share for domestic films dropped sharply.

PRODUCTION: Letters to Ingel in production

Art-house director Sulev Keedus is in production with his long awaited third feature, Letters to Ingel written in tandem with script partner, Estoniam literary savant Madis Kõiv.