FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2018: Ülo Pikkov, Estonia

TALLINN: Ülo Pikkov, born in 1976, represents Estonia at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF, running 22-27 October 2018.
16-10-2017

GRANTS: Cultural Endowment of Estonia Announces Third Round of Grants for 2017

TALLINN: The audiovisual endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia allotted 243,115 EUR for film development and production in its third session of 2017.
04-10-2017

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Second Batch of Animation Grants in 2017

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 178,000 EUR in its second animation session in 2017. Two animated film projects received production funding and two projects received development funding.
26-09-2017

Estonia’s Cash Rebate Pilot Shows Twice the Expected Results

TALLINN: Foreign funds of up to 1.67 m EUR were invested in Estonia since 2016, when the Estonian Film Institute initiated the cash rebate project Film Estonia. The pilot year…
21-09-2017

Estonian Minority Coproduction Selected as First Laos' Oscar Bid

TALLINN: Mattie Do’s Dearest Sister, a coproduction between Laos, France and Estonia, has been selected as Laos’ first entry to the Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category.
20-09-2017

PRODUCTION: Alexandra Film in Postproduction with Spanish/Estonian Doc

ESTONIA: The Spanish/Estonian coproduction Constructing Albert, directed by Laura Collado and Jim Loomis, is in the final stages of postproduction and preparing for its world premiere in the Culinary Zinema:…
12-09-2017

Estonia Selects November as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s adult fairy-tale November has been unanimously chosen as the official candidate from Estonia for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign…
08-09-2017

PRODUCTION: Janno Jürgens Shoots Debut Feature

ESTONIA: Janno Jürgens starts shooting his debut feature Rain, a coming-of-age drama dealing with the clash between generations and set to premiere in late 2018. The director’s short film They…
05-09-2017

PRODUCTION: Liene Linde and Armands Začs in Production with Pregnancy Documentary

RIGA: Young Latvian film directors Liene Linde and Armands Začs are currently in production with 36 Months, a documentary following four young women throughout their pregnancy. The project was selected…
22-08-2017

PRODUCTION: Estonian Celebrates Centenary with Truth and Justice

TALLINN: Tanel Toom is currently in production with his debut feature Truth and Justice / Tõde ja õigus, which will be one of the five feature films made for the…
18-08-2017

The 12th Tartu Love Film Festival Announces Lineup

TARTU: The 12th Tartu Love Film Festival (TARTUFF), the biggest open air film festival in the Baltics, has announced its lineup. A total of 13 feature films and five documentaries…
03-08-2017

PRODUCTION: Kaspar Jancis Wraps Shooting On Estonian / Irish / Belgium / UK Coproduction

TALLINN: Acclaimed Estonian director Kaspar Jancis has just finished shooting his first long puppet animated film Morten and the Spider Queen aka Morten on the Ship of Fools. The 80-minute…
31-07-2017

The Fencer Currently Distributed in the U.S.

TALLINN: Klaus Härö’s Finnish / Estonian coproduction The Fencer is currently in the U.S. distribution and will be screened in 16 cinemas across the country until 1 September 2017.
27-07-2017

PRODUCTION: Rene Vilbre in Production with Class Reunion 2

TALLINN: Estonian director Rene Vilbre is currently shooting the Estonian version of the feature film Class Reunion 2: Wedding and Funeral, a sequel to Class Reunion, which had almost 190,000…
19-07-2017

PRODUCTION: Estonia Coproduces The Man Who Surprised Everyone

TALLINN: Estonia’s Homeless Bob Production is coproducing the Russian/Estonian/French film The Man Who Surprised Everyone from directors Natalya Merkuloa and Alexey Chupov.
30-06-2017

PRODUCTION: Shooting Completed on The Riddle of Jaan Niemand

TALLINN: Director Kaur Kokk finished the principal shooting of his debut feature The Riddle of Jaan Niemand in June 2017. The film, produced by Homeless Bob Production, is one of…
21-06-2017

PRODUCTION: The End of the Chain Premieres at Karlovy Vary

TALLINN: The End of the Chain by director Priit Pääsuke will have its world premiere at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the East of the West Competition.…
14-06-2017

PRODUCTION: Estonian The Little Comrade Completes Production

TALLINN: Moonika Siimets finished shooting her debut feature The Little Comrade on 1 June 2017. The film is produced by Riina Sildos, the head of the production company Amrion. The…
13-06-2017

PRODUCTION: Veiko Õunpuu Starts Shooting The Last Ones in August

TALLINN: Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu will start shooting his new film The Last Ones in August 2017 in Lapland. The film is produced by Homeless Bob Production and Bufo…
09-06-2017

FNE/IDF DocBloc: Rodeo

Kiur Aarma is producing and co-directing Rodeo, an Estonian/Finnish documentary about the first free elections in Estonia.
09-06-2017