TALLINN: A diplomatic breakthrough trip by a delegation from the Estonian Film Institute has turned up what may be the first fiction film shot in Estonia, a 1913 comedy titled Borrowed Wife, at the Gosfilmofond archives in Russia.
TALLINN: “From the country that gave the world Skype.” Those words from Black Night Film Festival’s Industry@Tallinn director Stan-Kristian Saluveer kicked off the launch of the festival’s new Digital Corner, which puts a spotlight on Estonia’s high tech film services industry.
TALLINN: Estonian writer/director Kadri Kõusaar will begin shooting her third feature, the Estonian/Swedish/Norwegian coproduction Nordic Instinct in early 2015 in Estonia and Norway.
BUCHAREST: Dinu Tănase’s Who Killed Christmas, a drama about cruelty and violence in the countryside, is set for shooting in November 2015.
TBILISI: The 15th Tbilisi International Film Festival will open on 1 December 2014 with The President shot in Georgia by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who will present the film.
PRAGUE: Slovak/Czech/Hungarian distributor Ivan Hronec of Film Europe and Unifrance’s CEE guru Joel Chapron kicked off the 17th edition of the expanded Festival of French Films in Prague with a pre-premiere screening of Benoit Jacquot’s Three Hearts. Jacquot is also attending the festival which is honouring him with screening of eight of his films in total.