Estonia Launches First Regional Fund

TALLINN: Estonia will launch its first regional fund for the audiovisual industry after the Berlin European Film Market in the end of February, 2013.

Major Reform for Estonian Film Agency

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Foundation, the nation’s public film financing vehicle established in 1997, has entered a period of major reforms which will broaden the agency’s scope, while awaiting the…

Freemantle Picks Up Estonian Series

TALLINN: London-based international production company FremantleMedia has purchased the syndication rights to the Estonian television crime series Revenge Inc. (Kattemaksukontor) produced by Balti Video.

Two Estonian Films Share Award

TALLINN: Mushrooming and Varesesaar Russians tied for the Film of the Year award given out for the 20th time by the Estonian Association of Film Journalists on 8 January 2013.

FNE at Baltic Event 2012: Kazakhfilm welcomes European coproduction

TALLINN: A new, young generation of Kazakh filmmakers have opened the doors to European producers and coproducers in Kazakhstan.
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FNE TV: Baltic Event 2012: Anna Katchko: New Kazakh Cinema

FNE spoke to producer Anna Katchko in Tallinn about the Baltic Event’s new B’EST programme and the new opportunities that are opening up for European producers to cooperate with Kazakhstan.

FNE at Baltic Event 2012: Market Awards Announced

TALLINN: The Baltic Event CoProduction Market, 25-28 November 2012 ( gave its top prize of 5000 EUR in post production services at the new Estonian Digital Centre, to Lithuanian producer…
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FNE at Black Nights FF 2012: Awards announced in Tallinn

TALLINN: The grand prix of the 16th Black Nights Film Festival ( was awarded to the Ukrainian film House with a Turret, the Tridens Herring competition prize was awarded to…
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FNE EXCLUSIVE: Riina Sildos, Managing Director, Baltic Event

FNE asks Estonian producer and Baltic Event helmer, Riina Sildos about this year’s 11th edition of the event and about the reorganisation of the structures that underpin the Estonian film…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights FF Opens with Awards for Sleepwalkers Fest

TALLINN: The opening ceremony of 16th Black Night FF ( presented awards in four competition sections of the Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival ( including the Estonian national competition…

FESTIVALS: Sleepwalkers award winners announced at the opening of 16th Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival ( 12-15 November 2012) has announced its award winners for 2012.

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Adds Baltic Debut Competition

TALLINN: Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries will compete in the new Tridens Herring competition programme at the Black Nights film festival (, running 12-28 November 2012.

PRODUCTION: Estonian Documentary The New Silk Way to Start Shooting in Mid-2013

JIHLAVA: Estonian producers Elina Litvinova from Allfilm ( and Marianna Kaat from Baltic Film Production ( are developing The New Silk Way, a feature/TV documentary directed by Evdokiya Moskvina set…

Major Reorganisation Ahead for Estonia’s Film Institutions

TALLINN: The board of the Estonian Film Foundation, the nation’s principal public film financing and development body, has passed a decision to reorganise the Foundation into Estonian Film Institute. The…

Baltic Film and Media School Opens New Premises

TALLINN: The Tallinn-based Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) has opened its new purpose-built premises in the main campus of Tallinn University in the centre of Estonia’s capital.

Baltic Event CoProduction Market Call for Entries

TALLINN: The Baltic Event CoProduction Market ( taking place 26-28 November 2012 during the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ( is accepting entries through 15 September.

PRODUCTION: Ilmar Raag’s Kertu Moves into Postproduction

TALLINN: Estonian director Ilmar Raag (The Class, Une Estonienne a Paris) has wrapped shooting of his new social drama, Kertu, with the premiere planned for spring 2013.

PRODUCTION: Ounpuu Shooting Free Range

TALLINN: The Venice Horizons award-winning Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu is shooting his third feature film with the working title Free Range, scheduled for release in March 2013.

Worldfilm Accepting Documentary Film Submissions

The 10th Worldfilm ( festival to be held 18 – 24 March 2013 in Tartu, Estonia, has opened its call for submissions. The deadline for film submissions is 15 October.…

FNE IDF DocBloc: The New Silk Way

TALLINN: Estonia and Russia are coproducing a Russian-language documentary The New Silk Way directed by Evdokiya Moskvina.