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Estonian and Hungarian DoPs Nominated for American Society of Cinematographers Award
TALLINN: Estonian Mart Taniel, the cinematographer of Rainer Sarnet’s November, and Hungarian Mate Herbai, who shot Ildiko Enyedi’s On Body and Soul, are nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers’…
GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment Announce Grants
TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute and the audiovisual endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia have allotted 37,000 EUR and 383,515 EUR respectively for film development and production in the last…
Estonian Producers Explore Alternative Distribution
TALLINN: Estonia has successfully experimented with alternative ways of distribution lately, but opinions vary as to whether a simultaneous release in cinemas and on SVoD is beneficial for such a…
North Star Film Alliance Gets EU Grant to Attract International Productions
TALLINN: North Star Film Alliance received a 2 m EUR grant from the European Union through the Interreg programme for a three-year project aiming at attracting international productions to Estonia,…
FESTIVALS: Night Accident Wins 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
TALLINN: Night Accident directed by Temirbek Birnazarov from Kyrgyzstan won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (17 November - 3 December 2017).…
FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017 Awards Announced
TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Awards 2017 were announced on 30 November 2017. Projects and producers from the Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Georgia are among the winners.
Edith Sepp-Dallas To Head Estonian Film Institute for Another Five Years
TALLINN: Edith Sepp-Dallas will continue to head the Estonian Film Institute for a new five-year mandate starting 25 March 2018. The decision was taken on 22 November 2017.
Baltic Event Announces Co-Production Market Projects
TALLINN: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market selected 16 projects to be presented on 29 November – 1 December 2017 at the Black Nights Film Festival.
PRODUCTION: Third Full Length Animation of Estonia’s Lotte in Production
ESTONIA: Lotte and the Lost Dragons / Lotte ja kadunud lohed, the third full length Estonian/Latvian coproduction featuring Estonia’s most popular animated character, is in production for release in 2019…
GRANTS: Estonia Announces Documentary and Minority Coproduction Grants
TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 250,000 EUR in grants during the autumn 2017 sessions of documentary and minority coproduction. Six documentaries received production funding and nine received development funding.…
Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event Announce Works in Progress
TALLINN: Ten Baltic projects and an additional twelve international films will be presented at two Works in Progress sections taking place under the Industry@Tallinn event 27 November – 1 December…
Baltic Event Announces Its Largest Co-Production Market Selection
TALLINN: Twenty projects have been selected for the Co-Production Market taking place on 29 November – 1 December 2017, at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
FESTIVALS: Tallinn Announces Competition Films
TALLINN: The main competition of the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 17 November – 3 December 2017, will include ten world premieres among the 18 selected titles. The…
FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2018: Ülo Pikkov, Estonia
TALLINN: Ülo Pikkov, born in 1976, represents Estonia at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF, running 22-27 October 2018.
GRANTS: Cultural Endowment of Estonia Announces Third Round of Grants for 2017
TALLINN: The audiovisual endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia allotted 243,115 EUR for film development and production in its third session of 2017.
GRANTS: Estonia Announces Second Batch of Animation Grants in 2017
TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 178,000 EUR in its second animation session in 2017. Two animated film projects received production funding and two projects received development funding.
Estonia’s Cash Rebate Pilot Shows Twice the Expected Results
TALLINN: Foreign funds of up to 1.67 m EUR were invested in Estonia since 2016, when the Estonian Film Institute initiated the cash rebate project Film Estonia. The pilot year…
Estonian Minority Coproduction Selected as First Laos' Oscar Bid
TALLINN: Mattie Do’s Dearest Sister, a coproduction between Laos, France and Estonia, has been selected as Laos’ first entry to the Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category.
PRODUCTION: Alexandra Film in Postproduction with Spanish/Estonian Doc
ESTONIA: The Spanish/Estonian coproduction Constructing Albert, directed by Laura Collado and Jim Loomis, is in the final stages of postproduction and preparing for its world premiere in the Culinary Zinema:…
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