Estonia Breaks Attendance Records Again in 2019

TALLINN: Estonia’s 2019 domestic film admissions have already surpassed the 2018 record, with over 802,000 admissions and another seven weeks still to come. There are two animated features and one…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Announces 2019 Works in Progress

TALLINN: The Black Nights Works in Progress will present 18 films, which are looking for sales agents or festivals for international premieres at the Industry@Tallinn programme on 26 and 27…

FNE at Black Nights FF 2019: The Coldest Game

GDYNIA: Łukasz Kośmicki’s English-language spy thriller The Coldest Game, which won two prizes at the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, will screen in the main competition of the Black Nights Film…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Announces Main Competition

TALLINN: The Black Nights Film Festival, which runs 15 November – 1 December, will screen 21 films in its Official Selection.

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF Announces First Feature Competition Full Lineup

TALLINN: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) adds 10 films to the already announced eight that will be competing in the First Feature Competition programme. The festival will be held…

PRODUCTION: Nordic War Drama Shoots in Estonia

TALLINN: Henrik Ruben Genz’s war drama Erna at War / Erna läheb sõtta, a coproduction between Denmark, Belgium and Estonia starring Trine Dyrholm, is currently shooting in Estonia. It’s the…

Black Nights FF Launches KinoFF in Eastern Estonia

TALLINN: Black Nights Film Festival is launching a new side-festival in Estonia, Kino FF, focusing on Russian cinema. The first edition will be held in two cities in the prominently…

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: For the First Time Estonia Has Two Films Competing for Oscars

TALLINN: A committee led by the Estonian Film Institute has selected Truth and Justice by Tanel Toom as Estonia’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’…

FESTIVALS: The 14th Tartu Love Film Festival Starts Today

TARTU: The 14th edition of Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF will screen 11 feature films and four documentaries from 12 to 17 August 2019. The biggest open-air film festival in…

PRODUCTION: Priit Pääsuke Shoots New Estonian Youth Comedy

TALLINN: Priit Pääsuke, the director of The End of the Chain, is working on his second feature, Kids of the Night. The shooting started at the end of July and…

PRODUCTION: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to Be Shot in Estonia in July

TALLINN: Christopher Nolan’s new project Tenet is to be shot in Estonia in July 2019 with Allfilm servicing. The film will benefit of the 30% Estonian incentives.

CEE Animation Workshop Opens Call for Submissions

TALLINN: Applications for the CEE Animation Workshop, a year-long project development and production skills advancement programme for professionals, can be send until 30 August 2019. The workshop welcomes established producers…

GRANTS: Estonia Gives Grants to Ten Films

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has given 1.76 m EUR to ten feature films since the beginning of 2019.

Estonia Allows One-Time Increase in Film Incentives Funding

TALLINN: The Estonian government has approved a one-time rise in the amount of funding available through the country’s film incentives.

PRODUCTION: Peeter Simm Shoots On the Water

ESTONIA: The renowned Estonian director Peeter Simm is currently shooting the coming of age drama On the Water / Vee peal. The shooting period started in February and will continue…

Cristopher Nolan to Shoot Tenet in Estonia

TALLINN: Christopher Nolan’s spy thriller Tenet, produced by Warner Bros., will start shooting in Tallinn in June. The cast includes David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Michael Caine.

Baltic Event Hosts MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020

PRAGUE: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market has signed on as the newest partner of the MIDPOINT TV Launch programme.

FNE at Cannes 2019: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Tallinn Black Nights Wolf Letter: Meet us in Cannes!

Estonian Films Headed for Record Breaking Year

TALLINN: Domestic films in Estonia have passed the 650 000 admissions mark in just four and a half months. In 2018, Estonian films had almost 649,000 admissions in total. The…

Estonian Doc Breaks Box Office Records

TALLINN: Ott Tänak: The Movie, a documentary about the World Rally Championship driver, directed by Tarvo Mölder, set a new record in Estonia, passing the 50,000 attendance mark since its…