Elion cable subscribers up 58%

Eesti Telekom's Elion announced IPTV and cable TV subscribers rose by 58%, to 67,700 at the end of the second quarter of 2008.
24-07-2008

Finnish grant for Estonian co-production

The Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi) has announced production support of €80,000 for the €983,000 Estonian/Finnish/Swedish co-production The Temptation of St. Tony. The film is produced by Katrin Kissa of Homeless…
26-06-2008

Estonian films boost national cinema attendance

Estonia topped 1.6 million in cinema attendance in 2007, a post-Soviet record, according to Statistics Estonia. Local films accounted for the largest increase, claiming 18% of cinema goers.
29-05-2008

Estonian co-production Vasha completes principal photography

Estonian production company Allfilm's Vasha has moved into post-production, following a 36-day shoot, most of it taking place in and around Tallinn.
08-05-2008

Eesti Telekom doubles cable TV subscriptions

Estonia's Eesti Telekom announced it has nearly doubled cable TV households in the past year.
27-04-2008

Estonian biopic travels to Russia

Georg, a biopic about the legendary Estonian singer and Soviet film star Georg Ots, opened in Russian cinemas over the weekend. The most expensive Estonian film ever made, it cost…
10-03-2008

Estonia presents four films at European Film Market

Estonia will be represented by four films at the European Film Market in Berlin which starts today in concurrence with the Berlin International Film Festival. The two newest films are…
06-02-2008

Baltic Film and Media School chosen for three MEDIA-funded projects

The Tallinn-based Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) was chosen for financing of three different projects out of only 10 for all of Europe by the EU MEDIA programme's first…
05-02-2008

Estonian film financing grows by 12 percent

Estonia's public financing for film is budgeted to grow by 12% in 2008 from the previous year. The total state financing is expected to reach €6.75 million, an all-time high.…
04-02-2008

Estonian cinema has banner year in 2007

2007 was a record-breaking year for Estonian cinema, both on the home front and abroad, the Estonian Film Foundation reported on Friday (Feb. 1). Estonian films attracted 232,478 domestic admissions…
01-02-2008

Several trends key to success for Estonian film industry

Several trends in Estonian cinema emerged during 2007 that led to a record-breaking year, the Estonian Film Foundation said on Friday (Feb. 1).
01-02-2008

Estonia reviewing VAT rates on tickets

The Estonian government is reviewing the issue of VAT rates on tickets to cultural events following a high court ruling that found the current reduced 5% rate unconstitutional. The lower…
29-01-2008

Three Estonian films make domestic Top 10 in 2007

Three domestic films landed in the Estonian cinema box office Top 10 in 2007, making it one of the most successful years for the country's film industry. The three features…
21-01-2008

Consortium launches animation website

A six-member international consortium including the Estonian CinemaBus team has launched the first comprehensive online animation teaching site for use in schools and by amateurs.
19-12-2007

Baltic Event co-production market bigger than ever

The sixth edition of the Baltic Event co-production market will kick off in Tallinn on Dec. 2 with the longest guest list ever. Modelled on its Scandinavian counterpart the Nordic…
26-11-2007

Estonia plans cinema reopenings and digitalisation

The Estonian draft state budget for 2008 includes 5 million kroons (€320,000) for reopening and equipping the long-derelict cinema network outside the capital city of Tallinn. The appropriation, now under…
07-11-2007

SONY format could help boost film production in Central Europe

Estonian film is enjoying a production boom both at home and abroad, thanks partly to the XD Cam SONY format as well as an innovative financing scheme that could become…
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Estonia picks The Class as its Oscar choice

This year's Karlovy Vary award winner The Class by Ilmar Raag is Estonia's national nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Academy Awards next February.
24-09-2007

Estonian animation celebrates 50th anniversary

Estonia is celebrating its jubilee anniversary of animation production in November with a series of exhibitions and DVD releases, as well as an industry conference including the first World Championships…
19-09-2007