FESTIVALS: 13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces competition

13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF, http://www.poff.ee/) has selected 21 films for the EurAsia competition programme, taking place for the sixth year.

FESTIVALS: Animated Dreams fest opens in Estonia

The 11th edition of the Estonian animated film festival, Animated Dreams, opened November 18 and continues through November 22.

New multiplex ceiling collapses

The newly opened Cinamon multiplex in Tallinn, Estonia, suffered a heavy blow to its launch and, potentially, audience figures for some time to come as the soundproof ceiling of its…

Viasat enters Estonian IPTV market

Viasat, a division of the Modern Times Group, is launching pay-TV channels in Estonia via the IPTV and broadband provider Elion.

Digital center planned for Baltic film school

The Tallinn-based international Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) has launched an architectural competition for its new prmemises, complete with a digital cluster, due for completion by the end of…

Estonia to cut film subsidies in 2010

Estonia is planning to cut as much as 11.8% of the national film fund Estonian Film Foundation's budget in 2010, as presented in the state budget sent to the parliament…

Cinema ticket prices drop Estonia

The largest commercial exhibitor in Estonia, Forum Cinemas, which held nearly 90% of domestic box office revenue, has dropped its premium ticket prices by 25% to 5.70 EUR.

TV3 names new CEO

Priit Leito is the new CEO for commercial Estonian channels TV3, TV6, and 3+.

EFA preps Tallinn Euro film gala

European Film Academy organizers are in Tallinn for a three-day meeting with the Estonian hosts of the EFA 2010 film gala, to be held in Tallinn in December, 2010.

Estonia debates cancelling TV fees

Estonia's governing coalition is moving toward cancelling $2.3 million in annual license taxes paid by Kanal2 and TV3,

Estonia hosts largest budget film

Poll, a €7.8 million Austrian-German-Estonian co-production, started shooting on the coast of Estonia the week of June 15.

Russian productions head for Estonia

Shooting has begun on the reportedly $4 million budgeted Russian fantasy-thriller Quarantine in Tallinn -- the latest in a spate of Russian films being produced in Estonia.

Estonian animation marketing push

Estonian animation studios, educators and festivals are uniting under one promotional umbrella to flex their marketing muscle at this year's International Animation Film Market, MIFA, at the Annecy film festival.

Rising box office trend for Estonian film

Over the past half decade, the share of Estonian films at domestic box office has grown nearly fivefold from 47,000 ticekts sold in 2004 to 223,000 tickets sold in 2007.

Estonia’s CineExpress tours the Balkans

Estonia's rolling cinema exhibitor Cinema Bus is wrapping up its tour of the Balkan countries, trying to revitalise the failed cinema networks and bring moving pictures back to remote areas…

US pick up for Autumn Ball

California-based indie distributor Strand Releasing picked up distribution rights of Veiko Õunpuu's Venice-awarded Autumn Ball for the U.S. territory.

Estonian digital channel declares bankruptcy

TV4, a short-lived Estonian commercial channel that emerged from the bankrupt Kalev Meedia group has itself filed for bankruptcy, an indication of the turbulent times on the TV advertising market.

Estonia at Marche du Film

ESTONIA will be taking part of Marche du Film this year again, as a part of Baltic Films organization. The Estonian/Baltic Films stand is in the Palais Riviera, number E12.

Economic dowturn brings slump in Estonia’s advertising market

With the economy expected to shrink by a whopping 10% this year, ad revenues in TV and other media are facing sudden downturns in Estonia.

EFP Producer on the Move: Estonia's Katrin Kissa

Katrin Kissa (33) represents Estonia as one of European Film Promotion's newest Producers on the Move with her producing debut Autumn Ball, the Venice Horizons award-winning film directed by Veiko…