PRODUCTION: Keedus in Production with Three-Part Feature

TALLINN: Sulev Keedus is shooting The Husband Slayer. The Virgin. The Shadow. (Mehetapja süütu vari), scheduled to be completed in autumn 2015.

FNE TV: Edith Sepp Head of Estonian Film Institute

FNE asked Edit Sepp head of the Estonian Film Institute about the most important developments in the Estonian Film Industry over the past year and the importance of cooperation with…

FNE at Baltic Event 2013: CoProduction Market Awards Announced

TALLINN: The Baltic Event has announced the winning projects of its annual coproduction market (26-29 November) with the award for best project going to Romanian project Miracle in Cluj represented…
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FNE at Tallinn Black Nights FF 2013: Prize Winners

TALLINN: The Italian debut The Great Beauty directed by Paolo Sorrentino was awarded the main prize of the EurAsia international competition at the 17 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held…
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FNE TV: Tiina Teras winner Europa Cinemas Best Programming Award 2013

FNE asked Tiina Teras, programmer of Kino Artis in Tallinn and winner of the Europa Cinemas Best Programming Award 2013 about how she programmes her cinema in Tallinn and the…

Estonia and Korea Sign Film Memorandum

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute and the Korean Film Council have signed a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation between the two countries’ film industries. The memorandum is the first…

FNE at Tallin Black Nights 2013: Free Range

TALLINN: Free Range, third feature from Venice Horizons award-winning Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu was selected as Estonia’s entry for the 2013 foreign language Oscar nomination despite ciritical domestic response.

FNE at Europa Cinemas Athens 2013: Estonian Kino Artis Wins Best Programming Award

ATHENS: Estonian cinema Kino Artis was awarded the prize for Best Programming of 2013 in the Europa Cinemas network at the 18th Europa Cinemas Conference in Athens held 21-24 November…
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FNE at Baltic Event 2013: Project Slate

TALLINN: The annual Baltic Event, kicks off on 27 November this week running for three days in Tallinn presenting slates of projects in four different sections:

FNE at Tallinn Black Nights 2013: Kertu

TALLINN: Kertu by Estonian director Ilmar Raag (The Class, Une Estonienne a Paris) topped Estonian box office for domestic films in 2013 with over 38,000 viewers to date.

FNE at Tallin Black Nights 2013: Tangerines

Tangerines, an Estonian/Georgian coproduction directed by Zaza Urushadze, pitched at Connecting Cottbus 2010, began shooting at the end of 2012 and opened in cinemas in Georgia and Estonia in October…

FNE at Tallin Black Nights 2013 The Arbiter

TALLINN: Kadri Kõusaar’s second film The Arbiter, which had its international premiere in the East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary IFF, is a morally challenging and difficult…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights 2013 Competition Spans Europe and Asia

TALLINN: The EurAsia main competition of the 17th Black Nights Film Festival running 15 November – 1 December 2013 encompasses European Cannes competitors and debuting Asian directors when the main…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2013: Elina Litvinova

FNE interviews Estonian documentary producer Elina Litvinova, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Director of the Estonian Film Institute Edith Sepp

FNE spoke with Edith Sepp who heads the new Estonian Film Institute that replaced the Estonian Film Foundation this year about the challenges ahead for Estonian film and why it…

War Documentary Underscores Estonian Sacrifices

TALLINN: Blood Type, a documentary on the lives of Estonian soldiers serving in Afghanistan, will be marking the final phase of the Baltic country's decade-long commitment when it's released to…

PRODUCTION: Cherry Tobacco Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Katrin Maimik’s coming-of-age debut film Cherry Tobacco (Kirsitubakas), written by Andres Maimik, is shooting in Estonian locations through October. It builds on the latter's previous hit comedy Kormoranid. Tobacco…

FNE TV: Riina Sildos, Managing Director, Baltic Event

The B’EST (Baltic Bridge East by West) has just announced its project slate for its second edition to be held in St Petersburg from 11-15 September. FNE asked Riina Sildos,…

FNE at KVIFF East of the West 2013: The Arbiter

TALLINN: Kadri Kõusaar’s second film The Arbiter, making its international premiere in the East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary IFF (, is a morally challenging and difficult…

Record Cinema Attendance in Estonia

TALLINN: Estonia reached a 20 year high in cinema attendance in 2011, with 2.5 m tickets sold at an average price of 4.1 EUR, an increase of 100,000 tickets over…