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 (www.kviff.com), 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…

EFP Producers on the Move 2013 Kiur Aarma

TALLINN: Kiur Aarma, Estonian film producer, screenwriter and musician had an international hit with the 2009 documentary Disco and Atomic War, which he produced and co-wrote (best documentary at Jihlava…

ScripTeast 2013 at Cannes The Soldier

Estonian scriptwriter Mart Kivastik competes for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award during the 2013 Cannes IFF with The Soldier, a WWII story about a minor KGB officer who, for the…

FNE Cannes Preview 2013: Estonian Films in Cannes 2013

ESTONIA is glad to meet all friends old and new once again at the Marché du Film market in Cannes. For the first time, we are now situated in the…

Nordic Video Library Launched in Estonia

TALLINN: The Nordic Video Library, a unique online and offline platform presenting Nordic films for educational purposes, was launched in Estonia on 25 March at Tallinn’s Baltic Film and Media…

Estonian Film Institute appoints new management

TALLINN: The board of the Estonian Film Insitute , the country’s main film financing body, has appointed new management. Edith Sepp-Dallas will assume the post of general director, while Piret…

FNE at Berlinale 2013: Estonia at EFM!

Information Courtesy of Estonian Film Foundation BERLIN: ESTONIA is once again proud to present its new titles at the European Film Market. Our location is the same: Martin Gropius Bau,…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month - Kino Sõprus, Tallinn

FNE together with Europa Cinemas continues its Cinema of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European cinema operators we choose a cinema from each…

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.