Film Archives in National Archives of Estonia Halfway through Digitalisation

TALLINN: A total of 245 hours of the film archives in the National Archives of Estonia were digitalised by the end of 2023.

Apply for 4th Baltic Women in Film Mentorship

TALLINN: Female film and TV industry professionals from the Baltic countries under the age of 30 can apply to the "Baltic Women in Film Mentorship till 11 August 2024. The…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Festival Adds International Documentary Competition

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Festival (PÖFF) will add a sixth competition programme, dedicated to documentaries, during its 28th edition taking place 8 – 24 November 2024. Submissions for Doc@PÖFF …

PRODUCTION: Eeva Mägi’s Mo Papa Took Part in Marché du Film Goes to Cannes

TALLINN: Estonian director/writer Eeva Mägi took her new feature film Mo Papa to the Marché du Film Goes to Cannes. The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was among the 2024…

FNE at Cannes 2024: Salaud Morriset Picks up Estonian Short Fiction Film Sauna Day

CANNES: French sales agent Salaud Morisset has acquired Estonian film director Anna Hints’s latest short film, Sauna Day / Sannapäiv, co-directed together with Indian director Tushar Prakash. The film will…
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FNE at Cannes 2024: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Come and meet us at Marche du Film! Estonian Film Institute's pavilion is located at International Village Riviera #120. For the first time the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian pavilions are…

Melchior: The Apothecary Trilogy, a Domestic and International Success Story

TALLINN: The first international territories where the Estonian/German/Latvian/Lithuanian trilogy Melchior: The Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen was sold by Global Screen are France, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. In Estonia…

FNE at Cannes 2024: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Team at 77th Cannes Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event are proud to announce full plans during the Marché du Film this May. Meet our team and let's make plans…

PRODUCTION: Erle Veber Shoots Estonian Documentary Art Therapy

TALLINN: The Estonian director/DoP/editor Erle Veber is currently in production with her documentary Art Therapy / Mäetamme seansid, about Estonian artist Marko Mäetamm and the healing effect of contemporary art…

FNE Market Analysis 2023: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The year 2023 was certainly eventful for Estonia, both locally and internationally. The steady increase in admissions and box office didn’t reach the pre-pandemic levels, but took the total…

PRODUCTION: Manfred Vainokivi Shoots Estonian Doc First Olympic Champion

TALLINN: Estonian director/DoP/producer Manfred Vainokivi is in production with his documentary First Olympic Champion / Esimene olümpiavõitja.

BOX OFFICE: Rasmus Merivoo's Alien 2 Has Best Start for Estonian Production after Pandemic

TALLINN: Rasmus Merivoo’s Alien 2 or The Return of Valdis in 17 Chapters / Tulnukas 2 ehk Valdise tagasitulek 17 osas, based on his cult classic short film, had over…

FNE at Cannes 2024: Estonian Sauna Day by Anna Hints and Tushar Prakash Selected for Cannes’ Critics’ Week

TALLINN: Anna Hints and Tushar Prakash's short fiction film Sauna Day / Sannapäiv will have its world premiere in the Special Screenings – Short Films section of the 63rd Critics’…
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The Invisible Fight and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Share Estonian Film Awards for 2023

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s comedy The Invisible Fight and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints won most of the film awards, with nine and four trophies respectively, at the Estonian Film…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Directors Anastasia Zazhitskaya and Margus Õunapuu in Postproduction with Documentary On Silver Heels

TALLINN: Estonian directors Anastasia Zazhitskaya and Margus Õunapuu are currently in postproduction with their documentary On Silver Heels / Hõbekontsadel, which is an independent 100% Estonian coproduction about a team…

GRANTS: Estonian Feature, Documentary and Animated Film Production Grants in 2023

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute distributed 6,062,300 EUR as production grants for feature, documentary and animated films in 2023.

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Estonian Cinema in Berlin

Meet Estonia at the European Film Market! Get in touch to talk about new films, co-production and cash rebate possibilities.

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Aljona Surzhikova Explores PTSD in Documentary Burn Pit

TALLINN: The Estonian director/writer Aljona Surzhikova is in production with her current affairs documentary Burn Pit, which explores post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military and civilian veterans from Estonia, Ukraine…

Estonian Short Animated Film Dog-Apartment by Priit Tender Shortlisted for 96th Academy Awards

TALLINN: Estonian Dog-Apartment / Koerkorter directed by Priit Tender has been shortlisted for the Animated Short Film category for 96th Academy Awards. The film is based on the poem To…

Construction of New Film Studio Complex to Start in Estonia This Summer

TALLINN: A 15 m EUR film studio complex is planned to start construction in Jõhvi, in eastern Estonia, in the summer of 2024. The studio is benefiting from funding from…