Toom Receives First Estonian Oscar Nod

TALLINN: Central Europeans will be pinning their Oscar hopes on a young Estonian filmmaker. Tanel Toom (age 28) has received the first ever Estonian nomination for an Oscar award with…

Estonia Scores Record Admissions in 2010

TALLINN: Estonia's cinema admissions rose by 16% in 2010, amounting to a record-breaking 2.1 million, or a healthy 1.59 admissions per capita. The figure marks the best result since the…

Estonia Announces Digital TV Tender

A new tender for a public digital TV license has been announced by Estonia's Ministry of Culture.

FNE 2010 Year in Review:Estonia Prepares for a Leap

Dismal figures, promising prospects. This sums up Estonian film industry's going in the turbulent 2010 year. While public financing, domestic rollout and admission stats have been in a nadir for…

Estonian Funding Stays Stable for 2011

Estonia's public financing for film looks set to remain unchanged from the painfully reduced level of 2010. Altogether, the three major public sources for film financing - the Estonian Film…

EEFA Awards Four Projects in Tallinn

TALLINN: The East European Film Alliance ( awarded four projects in the final session of the EEFA Training Network 2010 during Black Nights Film Festival at Tallinn.

Tallinn Black Nights FF Winners

TALLINN: The 14th Tallinn Nights FF (19 November - 5 December 2010) worked hand in hand with the European Film Awards this year which were held in Tallinn on 4…

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Estonian Coproductions

TALLINN: Out of 21 features produced in Estonia over the last 4 years, over half were shot in international co-production. Estonia is committed to cinematic co-productions, although sometimes more out…

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Baltic Event Sees Record Growth

TALLINN: The 9th Baltic Event ( taking place 1-3 December 2010, will be its largest to date, with 16 coproduction market projects, 250 international guests, and additional screenings and works-in-progress…

Estonia Baltic Event Special: A record 4 Estonian films vie for Oscar shortlist

Estonia nominated a record-breaking three films for this year's Acadey Awards, plus a fourth one competing as this year's student film Oscar winner.

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Aarma Launches New Production Company

Estonia earned international acclaim for the 2009 documentary Estonian documentary Disco and Atomic War. FNE spoke wth the film's producer/co-director Kiur Aarma about the launch of his new production company,…

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Interview with Marge Liiske

FNE speaks with Marge Liiske, Director of the Estonian Film Foundation.

Estonia Baltic Event Special: Estonian Animation

Estonian animation which recently celebrated its 50th birthday has been the flagbearer of Estonian cinema for most of that period with its seemingly endless list of festival awards and a…

FESTIVALS: Hand Soap Wins Tallinn Animated Dreams Competition

TALLINN: The Japanese animated film Hand Soap directed by Kei Oyama won the grand prix of the 12th Animated Dreams festival (19-23 November) which took place during the Black Nights…

Tallinn Fest Launches Online Black Market

THe 14th Black Nights Film Festival (, running through 5 December 2010, will launch an online edition of the Black Nights industry screenings and market which takes place 1-4 December…

Tallinn Hosts Shooting Stars

Four of European Film Promotion's ( Shooting Stars will appear at the Black Nights Film Festival ( and are competing in the European Film Awards ( in Tallinn .

Baltic Event Announces Projects for Coproduction Market

The sixth Baltic Event Co-production Market ( taking place in Tallinn 1-3 December 2010 has selected 12 projects from nine countries, as well as an additional four projects from Russian…

Tallinn TV Draws Ministry Criticism

Tallinn TV, a city TV channel which is due to begin broadcasting by 1 January 2011, has sparked a controversy in Estonia, with the Minister of Culture calling it "an…

Aarma Launches New Production Company with The Gold Spinners

Estonian documentary producer/director Kiur Aarma (Disco and Atomic War) is launching a new production company, Traumfabrik, with four diverse projects in the works. Aarma spoke with FNE at the Jihlava…

Interview with Marge Liiske, Director of the Estonian Film Foundation

1 What was the most important development in the Estonia's film industry over the past year? Coping with the economic crisis has been quite a struggle for the whole country.…
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