Tallinn Fest Launches Online Black Market

THe 14th Black Nights Film Festival (www.poff.ee), 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 (www.efp-online.eu) Shooting Stars will appear at the Black Nights Film Festival (www.poff.ee) and are competing in the European Film Awards (www.europeanfilmacademy.org) in Tallinn .

Baltic Event Announces Projects for Coproduction Market

The sixth Baltic Event Co-production Market (http://be.poff.ee) 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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FNE Estonia Focus: Tallinn hosts European Film Academy Awards

TALLINN: This year's European Film Awards to be handed out in Tallinn! On 4 December, the cremé of the European film industry will be in Tallinn for the award ceremony…

FNE Estonia Focus: 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…

FNE Estonia Focus: Baltic Film School

The Baltic Film and Media School, (www.bfm.ee) the only English-language film and TV school in Northern Europe, has embarked on a new round of substantial developments. Foremost among these are…

FNE Estonia Focus: Estonian Grants 2010

The Estonian Film Foundation supported the following features, documentaries and animation projects in 2010. Last round for feature development was March 8, 2010, feature script support April 5, 2010. For…

FNE Estonia Focus: Estonian coproductions

Out of 21 features produced in Estonia over the last 4 years, over half were shot in international co-production. Estonia is well and truly the land of cinematic co-productions, although…

FNE: Focus on Estonia Week

This week FNE will be looking at a small country that has managed to make a serious impact on the European film industry. As Estonia prepares to host the European…
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FNE Focus on Estonia

TALLINN: Estonian film experienced a small renaissance over the past decade with Estonian directors winning prizes and kudos at festivals around the world. In 2007 at the height of the…

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.

Estonian film wins Cartoon d'Or

One of the major prizes in animation, the Cartoon d"Or, was awarded to Crocodile by Estonian filmmaker Kaspar Jancis. The award was presented at the conclusion of Cartoon Forum (14-17…

Baltic Event Co-Production Market: Call For Entries

The 6th edition of the Baltic Event Co-Production Market will take place from 1-3 December during the Black Nights Film Festival and right before the European Film Academy Awards ceremony…

Estonia supports film market

The Estonian foreign ministry has started its support for a film market taking place under the banner of the Black Nights Film Festival ( www.2010poff.ee ), November 19-December 5), with…

Estonian court upholds ban on Magnus

Magnus, the feature film debut from Estonian writer/director Kadri Kõusaar, has had its worldwide ban through 2025 upheld. The film was the first Estonian film selected for presentation in the…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Temptation of St. Tony

The first Estonian film ever to screen in the Sundance comptetition, The Temptation of St.Tony by Veiko Õunpuu launched to a controversial reception domestically and became an unexpected box office…