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…
28-06-2010

Estonian film production increases

Estonia film production rose in 2009, according to official government statistics, with seven feature films released in cinemas, a major increase from the average four features over the course of…
31-05-2010

Tanel Toom wins Estonia’s first Oscar

Young Estonian filmmaker Tanel Toom's (28) graduation film The Confession. one of the five nominees, won the Oscar for the Honorary Foreign Film award in the 37th Student Academy Awards,…
17-05-2010

Cannes IFF 2010: Estonian Cinema at Cannes

We are happy to announce, that it is the 10th anniversary of the Estonian Film Foundation in Cannes!
13-05-2010

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Anneli Ahven

Estonian Producer on the Move Anneli Ahven (38), a brilliant workaholic from a group of female producers that have prominently featured in Estonia's film industry for the last decade, has…
10-05-2010

FESTIVALS: Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival sets attendance record

The cavalcade of films screened at the 5th annual Haapsalu Fantasy and Horror Film Festival (HOFF) was visited by more than 2500 people, a new record for the five-year-old event.
03-05-2010

Estonia funds digital post-production centre

Enterprise Estonia (www.eas.ee), the country's export and industry promotion agency, has decided to financialliy support the setting up of an audiovisual digital post-production centre in Tallinn.
19-04-2010

FNE in Berlin: Estonia’s St Tony Sold to Olive Films

BERLIN: Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu's The Temptation of St Tony (Püha Tõnu kiusamine) (www.thetemptationofsttony.com) produced by Homeless Bob Production has been sold to Olive Films for US distribution. The film…
14-02-2010

Ticket prices fall in Estonia

The average ticket price in Estonia fell by 7% to 4.2 EUR in 2009.
17-01-2010

Mixed results at Estonian box office

Estonia's box rose in 2009, but the share for domestic films dropped sharply.
14-01-2010

PRODUCTION: Letters to Ingel in production

Art-house director Sulev Keedus is in production with his long awaited third feature, Letters to Ingel written in tandem with script partner, Estoniam literary savant Madis Kõiv.
17-12-2009

PRODUCTION: Red Quicksilver preps March release

Red Quicksilver (Punane elavhõbe) is the first Estonian-shot feature by Andres Puustusmaa who directed two features in Russia (notably 1814) and has now returned to his native country.
16-12-2009

NonStop brings Showtime to Estonia

The Swedish niche TV company NonStop has launched the film channel Showtime in Estonia.
08-12-2009

Baltic Event wraps in Tallinn

After two, intensive days of one-on-one meetings and making business deals, the best projects and producers at the Baltic Event were honored at an awards ceremony on December 1, 2009…
02-12-2009

ESTONIAN FOCUS: Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery, a feature debut from Andrus Tuisk opened in Estonia on October 23.
30-11-2009

ESTONIAN FOCUS: Vasha

Vasha, an Estonian-German-Finnish-Irish co-production, was released in cinemas in Estonia on January 23.
30-11-2009

ESTONIAN FOCUS: The Temptation of St. Tony

The second feature by Venice Horizons winner Veiko Õunpuu, The Temptation of St Tony, premiered October 10 as the opening film of the second multiplex cinema in Tallinn, Estonia.
30-11-2009

ESTONIAN FOCUS: Buratino

Buratino, Son of Pinocchio, an Estonian-Russian co-production released on March 12, was presented at this year's Berlin European Film Market as a previously unheard-of-genre piece: a juvenile musical trash-comedy.
29-11-2009

ESTONIAN FOCUS: Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery, a feature debut from Andrus Tuisk opened in Estonia on October 23.
29-11-2009