PRODUCTION: Ergo Kuld's Faulty Brides Wraps Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: The domestic comedy Faulty Brides / Vigased pruudid by Ergo Kuld was shot during 18 days from 8 June to 10 July 2022 in the Matsalu National Park in…

Early Deadline for Baltic Event Co-Production Market

TALLINN: Baltic Event Co-Production Market has launched its call for applications. This year, they are welcome earlier, till 15 July. The industry event of the Tallinn Black Nights IFF also…

Estonian Short Animated Film Sierra to Open PÖFF's Tartu Love Film Festival

TARTU: Sander Joon’s short animated film Sierra, winner of Best Baltic Short and Special Prize at the 2annas ISFF 2022, will open the 17th edition of PÖFF's Tartu Love Film…

PRODUCTION: Multi-national TV Series Estonia Shoots in Belgium

TALLINN: The TV drama series Estonia, a coproduction between Finland, Estonia, Belgium and Sweden, is currently shooting in Belgium. Estonia tells the tragic events of 28 September 1994, when the…

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has allocated 855,000 EUR for the production of two feature films and 124,500 EUR for the production or development of four TV series.

PRODUCTION: Arko Okk in Postproduction with Doc The Ice That Still Supports Us

TALLINN: Estonian director Arko Okk is currently in postproduction with his documentary The Ice that Still Supports Us / Jäätee veerel, which will be showcased at the KVIFF Eastern Promises…

FNE at Cannes 2022: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

PÖFF is proud to announce its full plans during the Marché du Film this May. Central to this year’s plans is support for Ukrainian filmmakers.

European Audiovisual Observatory Announces June Conference under Estonian Presidency

TALLINN: The European Audiovisual Observatory will hold a hybrid conference in Tallin on 7 June 2022 under the Estonian Presidency. The event will bring together industry representatives from major creative…

Film Estonia Receives 3.4 m EUR Boost for Cash Rebate

TALLINN: Film Estonia will receive an additional 3.4 m EUR in 2022, which will bring its support this year to 5.4 m EUR.

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Animation Grants

TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute distributed 521,500 EUR among five animated films in production and four animated projects in development. The decision was made public on 26 April 2022.

BOX OFFICE: Estonian Majority Coproduction Melchior the Apothecary Leads at Local Box Office

TALLINN: The historical crime thriller Melchior the Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen, a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany, tops the Estonian box office with 57,456 admissions. It is the…

Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022 Launches Earlier Call for Submissions

TALLINN: Baltic Event Co-Production Market, the largest international coproduction market in Northern Europe, has launched its call for applications earlier than usual. The deadline is 30 June 2022.

Estonia in Talks to Increase Funding for Cash Rebate

TALLINN: Estonian Film Industry Cluster has appealed to the Estonian Government to increase the funds given to the Film Estonia cash rebate programme, as the interest in shooting in Estonia…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Documentary Production Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has distributed 497,000 EUR worth of documentary grants, of which 430,000 EUR was given for the production of six films.

Estonian Cultural Sector Asks for Recovery Package

TALLINN: Estonian film professionals as well as theatre, music, museum and art professionals are asking the authorities to include a 20 m EUR recovery package in the supplementary budget for…

PRODUCTION: Danish/Norwegian/Estonian Birthday Girl Starts Shooting in Tallinn

TALLINN: The Danish/Norwegian/Estonian coproduction Birthday Girl, directed by Danish Michael Noer and starring Trine Dyrholm, is currently shooting in Tallinn. The film, which will be shot entirely in Estonia, is…

FNE Market Analysis 2021: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The COVID-19 pandemic continued to shape the local film landscape in 2021. Both the ticket revenue and attendance hit a new low for the past 10 years, partly due…

British/Estonian Debut Feature Firebird Gets North American Distribution

TALLINN: Roadside Attraction has acquired the North American distribution rights to Peeter Rebane’s debut feature Firebird and plans its exclusive theatrical release on 29 April 2022.

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Distributes Over 1.5 m EUR in 2022 First Round of Project Support

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) has distributed over 1.5 million EUR in the first financing rounds of 2022. Two feature films, Lioness by Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo and Dog by Rasmus…

GRANTS: Estonian Cultural Endowment Supports 32 Film Projects

TALLINN: The Estonian Cultural Endowment Fund had 659,160 EUR to distribute in the last round of financing for 2021, out of which 454 216 Euro went to support different film…