Film New Europe - Step In - Locarno: Country Report: Estonia

A new film commission, increased cinema attendance driven in part by popular domestic films, and the construction of a new post-production facility are all signs that Estonia has continued to…

FESTIVALS: Black Nights Expands Horizons Eastward

{mosimage}TALLINN: The Estonian Foreign Ministry announced its support of a new programme at the Black Nights Film Festival (13-28 November 2012, of films about Estonia's East European development cooperation…

2011 Near Record Year for Estonia Box Office

TALLINN: Estonian box office rose to its best result in 19 years at just over 10 million euros.

FNE at Cannes IFF: 2012: Baltic Bridge East by West Producers’ Workshop Announces Project Slate

{mosimage}CANNES: The Baltic Bridge East by West (B'EST), a new initiative designed for feature film projects from the European Union and the CIS countries and Georgia, is announcing its first…

FNE at Cannes IFF 2012: Martin Aadamsoo talks to FNE about the new Estonian Film Commission

CANNES: Estonia recently established a new film commission to attract productions to the country. According to the commission's helmer Martin Aadamsoo the Estonians plan to put a different twist on…
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FNE at Cannes IFF 2012: Estonian Film in Cannes

{mosimage}CANNES: Estonia will be glad to meet you once again in this year's Cannes. We are situated in International Village Pantiero, pavillion 219.
16-05-2012 Launches in Cannes

The Estonian film commission will be officially rolled out during this year's Cannes film market under the brand

Estonian films at EFM & Berlinale 2012

ESTONIAN STAND has moved to a slightly NEW LOCATION in Berlin and is now situated at G10 - the same upper floor in Martin Gropius Bau, but slightly larger and…

Estonian Films in Berlin

{mosimage}TALLINN: Estonia will present one film in competition in Berlin and three films in the market.

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…