TALLINN: The magical-realist tragedy 8 Views of Lake Biwa / Biwa järve 8 nägu by Marko Raat is currently shooting in Estonia. The Estonian/Finnish coproduction is led by Estonia’s most established film production company Allfilm, partnering with Helsinki-based Bufo.

TALLINN: The president of Estonia Alar Karis appointed Piret Hartman as new Estonian Minister of Culture on 18 July

TALLINN: Five short animated films based on the renowned writer Andrus Kivirähk’s short stories for children, are set to be released in the winter of 2023 as an omnibus long animated film titled Poop, Spring and Others. Two of them are already ready and three are still in production.

TALLINN: Estonian Cultural Endowment has given out 386,000 EUR as production and development grants for feature, animated and documentary films.

TALLINN: The domestic comedy Faulty Brides / Vigased pruudid by Ergo Kuld was shot during 18 days from 8 June to 10 July 2022 in the Matsalu National Park in the Lääne County, Estonia. It is also lensed by the director Ergo Kuld.

TALLINN: Estonian comedy/drama Free Money by Rain Rannu is currently shooting in the United States and Estonia. This Estonian production will be one of the first films ever to incorporate real non-fungible tokens (NFT-s) directly into the screening experience.

TALLINN: The TV drama series Estonia, a coproduction between Finland, Estonia, Belgium and Sweden, is currently shooting in Belgium. Estonia tells the tragic events of 28 September 1994, when the MS Estonia ferry sank on the Baltic Sea, taking 852 lives. The series is budgeted at 13 m EUR and planned to be broadcast as eight 45-minute episodes or four 90-minute episodes.

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has allocated 855,000 EUR for the production of two feature films and 124,500 EUR for the production or development of four TV series.

TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute distributed 521,500 EUR among five animated films in production and four animated projects in development. The decision was made public on 26 April 2022.

TALLINN: The historical crime thriller Melchior the Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen, a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany, tops the Estonian box office with 57,456 admissions. It is the only domestic film that has crossed the 50,000-admission mark in the past two years of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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