Estonian Film Centennial Begins in Tartu

{mosimage}TALLINN: The 100th anniversary of Estonian film launched on 6 January in Tartu, the birthplace of the first national film director Johannes Paasuke whose first documentary was the now-lost Utotchkin…

New World Wins Estonian Journalists Prize

{mosimage}TALLINN: A documentary film, The New World (Uus Maailm) directed by Jaan Tootsen, has won the best film of 2011 prize from the Estonian Association of Film Journalists. Estonian public…

Baltic Event Awards for Georgia, Hungary, Finland

The Baltic Event Co-Production Market presented three awards at the closing ceremony, at the conclusion of its 10th anniversary edition, which ran from 30 November - 2 December 2011. The…

FESTIVALS: A Simple Life Wins Black Nights

{mosimage}The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF,, which ran from 18 to 30 November 2011, ended with a screening of The Tree of Life, with actress Fiona Shaw in attendance.…

FESTIVALS: LIfetime Awards for Raamat and Maran

{mosimage}TALLINN: The Black Nights FF ( will present Lifetime Achievement awards to two Estonian filmmakers, Rein Raamat and Rein Maran, at the closing ceremony on 30 November 2011. Raamat is…

Estonia Country Profile 2011

{mosimage}TALLINN: The year 2011 saw developments with long-term implications for Estonia's film sector, even though it might not be remembered for its vintage crop of artistic achievements. Increased production, attendance…

POFF Black Nights Hosts Legal, Distribution Workshop

TALLINN: The East European Film Alliance (EEFA, Training Network will hold its final workshop of 2011 on 25-28 November at the POFF Black Nights Film Festival. The workshop will…

FESTIVALS: The External World Wins Animated Dreams

The winners of the awards of 13th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams ( were announced on Saturday, 19 November 2011, at the award ceremony in Sõprus Cinema, Tallinn. The Grand…

Estonia Funds Film Commission

TALLiNN: Enterprise Estonia, the country's enterprise and export support agency, will finance the launch of an Estonian film commission. The initial investment in setup and operational costs for the first…

Estonian "Folk Film" Premieres

TALLINN: A year-long project, initiated by Kinobuss, culminates on Friday, 11.11.2011, with the premiere of the full-length feature film That's IT!, made together by more than 1500 professional and amateur…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Announces Competition Films

TALLINN: Twelve films will compete in the Black Nights Baltic feature film competition, which runs 18-30 November 2011 ( Another 17 films will compete in the EurAsia competition, and ten…

Baltic Event Sets Coproduction Market

The 10th anniversary of Baltic Event (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the seventh annual Co-Production Market held in Tallinn from 29 November 29 - 2 December 2011 features 12 projects from 9 countries.

PRODUCTION: Une Estonienne à Paris (Veel üks croissant) in Postproduction

TALLINN: Estonian director Ilmar Raag takes on French cinema classics by casting Jeanne Moreau in the lead role of his upcoming feature Une Estonienne à Paris (Veel üks croissant), currently…

Finnish Best Seller Films in Estonia

TALLINN: Purge, a Finnish film based on a national best-selling novel, is currently in production in Estonia where the entire shoot will take place.

Estonia Wins Anim'est Prize

BUCHAREST: Estonian animation director Ulo Pikkov won the main prize of the 6th Anim'est festival of animated film for Body Memory.

Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot Adapted by Estonian Director Rainer Sarnet

An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, The Idiot (Idioot) by Estonian director Rainer Sarnet screened in the Flash Forward section of the Busan International Film Festival. The film, produced by…

Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot adapted by Estonian Director Rainer Sarnet

An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, The Idiot (Idioot) by Estonian director Rainer Sarnet screened in the Flash Forward section of the Busan International Film Festival. The film, produced by…

Estonia Ponders New Film Commission

TALLINN: Estonia could launch preparations for setting up a Film Commission before the end of the year if the financing bid of the country's export promotion agency Enterprise Estonia prove…

FESTIVALS: Worldfilm Call for Documentary Entries

The 9th Worldfilm ( festival to be held 19-25 March 2012 in Tartu, Estonia, is accepting entries through 17 October 2017, with an extended deadline for world premieres.

FNE - IDF DocBloc: Deadline: Baltic Event Co-Production Market

The 10th film market Baltic Event, held annually in Tallin, Estonia, invites European filmmakers who seek financing and presenting. If you are interested in your project entering the co-production market,…