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.

PRODUCTION: Veiko Ounpuu’s The Last Ones Gets Estonian Grant

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced that it will give 490,000 EUR to support The Last Ones / Viimane directed by Veiko Õunpuu. The grant will be distributed over a…

Estonia Lines up Fall Domestic Premieres

TALLINN: Three Estonian films will have their domestic premieres in fall 2016. They include one Estonian/Polish/Dutch coproduction.

PRODUCTION: The Eternal Road Goes into Production

TALLINN: The Finnish/Swedish/Estonian coproduction The Eternal Road directed by Antti-Jussi Annila has begun filming in Estonia.

PRODUCTION: Alfred Molina and Cillian Murphy Cast in Estonian/Irish Animated Film

TALLINN: The Estonian animation studio A Film Estonia is coproducing a 26-minute animated film with Dublin’s Giant Animation. The Overcoat will be voiced by Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina. Kristel…

ScripTeast - 10 Years: Focus on Estonia

Film New Europe and Independent Film Foundation are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ScripTeast with a series of weekly interviews with scriptwriters and key players involved in ScripTeast activity.
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FNE at Cannes 2016: Estonians Announce Awards and Welcome Andrus Ansip

CANNES: Estonians had much to celebrate in Cannes with the visit of the European Commission Vice-President and former prime minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip to the Estonian stand and the…
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FNE at Cannes 2016: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Visit us at the Estonian Pavilion no 138 in the International Village Riviera