Global Screen Picks-up Melchior the Apothecary Trilogy

TALLINN: The Estonian/German/Latvian/Lithuanian trilogy Melchior the Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen has been acquired by Global Screen. The final instalment of the series, Melchior the Apothecary: The Executioner's Daughter will be…

BOX OFFICE: Melchior the Apothecary: Ghost Surpasses 20,000 Admissions in Estonia in Opening Weekend

TALLINN: Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost, the second film in a series of adaptations of Indrek Hargla’s medieval whodunits, had 20,181 admissions over the opening weekend. Besides leading the weekly…

Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost Hits Estonian Screens

TALLINN: Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost by Elmo Nüganen, the second instalment in the trilogy based on the medieval crime bestsellers by Estonian writer Indrek Hargla, will be theatrically released…

FESTIVALS: Animist International Animation Festival Ready to Animate Tallinn Screens

TALLINN: The second edition of the Animist International Animation Festival will screen 104 films of which 49 will be competing in the best short animation and best student animation categories.…

Film Estonia to Receive 3.4 m EUR of Additional Support in 2022

TALLINN: Estonian government has decided to increase Film Estonia’s support by 3.4 m EUR in 2022, which will increase the total funding for the cash rebate scheme in 2022 to…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF Announces New Competition Programme

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, whose 26th edition will be held 11 – 27 November 2022, will launch this year a new competition programme, Critics’ Picks. The programming…

PRODUCTION: Marko Raat Shoots 8 Views of Lake Biwa on Estonian/Russian Border

TALLINN: The magical-realist tragedy 8 Views of Lake Biwa / Biwa järve 8 nägu by Marko Raat is currently shooting in Estonia. The Estonian/Finnish coproduction is led by Estonia’s most…

TV Drama Series Estonia Sold to Seven.One Entertainment Group

TALLINN: Beta Film has sold the TV series Estonia to Seven.One Entertainment Group, which runs ProSieben. The coproduction between Finland, Estonia, Belgium and Sweden is currently in production with the…

Piret Hartman Appointed as New Estonian Minister of Culture

TALLINN: The president of Estonia Alar Karis appointed Piret Hartman as new Estonian Minister of Culture on 18 July

PRODUCTION: Poop, Spring and Others To Be Released as Omnibus Long Animated Film

TALLINN: Five short animated films based on the renowned writer Andrus Kivirähk’s short stories for children, are set to be released in the winter of 2023 as an omnibus long…

GRANTS: Estonian Cultural Endowment Announces Grants

TALLINN: Estonian Cultural Endowment has given out 386,000 EUR as production and development grants for feature, animated and documentary films.

PRODUCTION: Innovative Comedy/Drama Free Money Shoots in Estonia and USA

TALLINN: Estonian comedy/drama Free Money by Rain Rannu is currently shooting in the United States and Estonia. This Estonian production will be one of the first films ever to incorporate…

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…