FESTIVALS: Animated Dreams Awards Two Croatian Films

TALLINN: Two short Croatian coproductions took home awards at the 2016 edition of the Estonian film festival Animated Dreams, which concluded on 20 November.

Baltic VOD Platform Debuts in 2017

TALLINN: Baltic View, an online cinema space, will be launched in January 2017 to present films from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

FNE DocBloc: Black Nights Documentary Competition

Eleven films are competing in the Documentary section of the Black Nights Film Festival.

Bank Wins Estonia’s 100 TV Series Competition

TALLINN: Bank written by Eero Epner and Tarmo Jüristo has won the Estonian Republic 100 TV series competition held to mark Estonia’s 100th anniversary.

FNE at Baltic Event 2016: Works in Progress Unveiled

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have announced the 12 films from the Baltic region in production or postproduction to be presented in the Works in Progress programme.

FESTIVALS: Twelve Films Compete at 20th Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: A dozen films will have their international or world premieres in the main competition of the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Nights Film Festival, taking place on 11-27…

Baltic Event Announces Selection for Its 15th Co-Production Market

TALLINN: Seventeen projects have been selected for the 15th Co-Production Market, set to take place from 21 to 24 November 2016 at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during the Black Nights…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years

TALLINN: The 20th Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), taking place in Tallinn and Tartu from 11 to 27 November 2016, will celebrate the growth of the only FIAPF-accredited (International Federation…

Estonia’s Producers Plan for a Film Production Centre

TALLINN: A cluster of Estonian film production companies united into the joint company Tallinn Film Wonderland, is planning to build the Baltics’ largest film production hub in Tallinn by the…

Estonian Zero Point to Be Released in 24 Languages on VoD Platforms

TALLINN: Zero Point by Estonian director Mihkel Ulk will be released in Autumn 2016 by VoD distributor Under the Milky Way in all territories of the European Union, subtitled in…

Estonia’s New Cash Rebate Brought 443,000 EUR Total Spend in 2016

TALLINN: Estonia has concluded two funding contracts with a total spend of 443,000 EUR through the new cash rebate system FilmEstonia launched at the beginning of 2016. The pilot year…

The Spy and the Poet Ready for Big Estonian Release

TALLINN: The Spy and the Poet / Luuraja ja Luuletaja by Toomas Hussar will be released domestically on almost 40 screens on 23 September 2016, a large opening by Estonian…

Estonia Selects Mother as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: Kadri Kõusaar’s Mother will be Estonia‘s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The film was selected by a selection committee gathered by the Estonian…

Swedish/Estonian Short Film Awarded in Venice to Compete for the European Film Awards

VENICE: The Swedish/Estonian coproduction Amalimbo directed by Juan Pablo Libossart has received the Venice Short Film Nomination Prix for the European Film Awards 2016. Its artist and lead animator is…
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GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces Minority Coproductions Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced five grants for minority coproductions totalling 227,000 EUR. The list includes two feature films and three documentaries.

Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event Announce Dates

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event, the summit of Tallinn Black Nights FF for audiovisual industry professionals, will take place from 17 to 24 November 2016. Deadline for applications for I…

PRODUCTION: The Little Comrade Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Monika Siimets’s debut feature The Little Comrade tells the story of six-year-old Leelo (Helena-Maria Reisner), whose mother Helmes (Eva Koldits) is sent to a Siberian prison camp during the…

Estonian 1944 Released in the UK on DVD

TALLINN: Estonian/Finnish war drama 1944 by Elmo Nüganen has been released in the UK on DVD and is also available on Amazon. For the European market its title is 1944:…

FESTIVALS: 11th Tartu Love Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

TARTU: The 11th Tartu Love Film Festival will screen 18 films related to love in Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats), the biggest open air cinema in the Baltics, from 1…

Four Estonian Animated Films Premiere in Autumn

TALLINN: The Swedish/Estonian coproduction Amalimbo is one of four animated Estonian films planning to premiere in autumn 2016.