FESTIVALS: Submissions Open for Tallinn Black Nights FF 2023

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) has opened submissions for its 27th edition, which will be held 3 - 19 November 2023. The deadline is 1 July 2023.

Last Sentinel Sold to North America

TALLINN: The sci-fi thriller Last Sentinel by Estonian Academy Award nominated Tanel Toom has been sold by Altitude to Vertical for North American distribution. The film is a British/Estonian/German coproduction.

FESTIVALS: Women’s Nights FF 2023 Focuses on Women’s Health

TALLINN: Women’s Nights Film Festival (NÖFF), a small sister of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, will focus its 5th edition on women’s health. The festival will take place in…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Estonian Cinema in Berlin

Estonian Film Institute at European Film Market - Kick off this year's EFM the Baltic way!

Entries Open for 2023 Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival

HAAPSALU: The Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) is hungry for films (from short to feature films) to feed its 18th edition, set to take place 28 – 30…

Canadian Director Emily Kai Bock Shoots in Estonia

TALLINN: Canadian director Emily Kai Bock, who has previously directed music videos for the rock band Arcade Fire, is currently shooting her short film Night in Estonia.

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Tallinn Black Nights and Baltic Event

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Meet us at Berlinale

Autlook Filmsales Picks Up Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

TALLINN: The Estonian/French/Icelandic coproduction Smoke Sauna Sisterhood has been acquired by Autlook Filmsales. The first long documentary by Anna Hints is having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival…

Estonian Film Institute Organises New 1-Minute Film Concept Competition

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has launched a new edition of a 1-minute film concept competition for Estonian filmmakers. The theme of 2023 is "Sign and mind". An expert jury…

Construction of Tallinn Film Wonderland Film Studio to Start in 2023

TALLINN: The construction of the Tallinn Film Wonderland film studio will begin in 2023, as confirmed by Margus Allikmaa, head of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Kultuurikapital).

New Platform for Domestic Films Launched in Estonia

TALLINN: Estonia’s National Archives and Film Institute have launched the platform Arkaader, providing classic and newer Estonian films. A virtual classroom is planned to be added in 2023.

FNE Podcast: Volia Chajkouskaya: Producer, Programme Director

TALLINN: FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Volia Chajkouskaya, Tallinn based Belarusian producer and filmmaker. Volia is the founder and programme director of the Northern Lights Nordic…

Viaplay’s TV Series Bullshit, Produced in Partnership with Estonia, to Premiere in 2023

TALLINN: Viaplay’s TV series Bullshit, produced by Nordisk Film Creative Alliance from Denmark in partnership with Estonia’s Nafta Film will have its premiere in 2023. The series is supported by…

FESTIVALS: Icelandic/Estonian Driving Mum Wins 2022 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: The 26th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) wrapped on 27 November 2022 with the Icelandic/Estonian coproduction Driving Mum by Hilmar Oddsson winning the Grand Prix…
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Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2022 Announces Winners

TALLINN: Eight awards were handed out to film projects in different stages of scriptwriting, development or postproduction at the 21st Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022, which took place within the …
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FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Vladimir Funtikov - Cofounder of Estonian CM Games

TALLINN: FNE spoke with Vladimir Funtikov, co-founder of Estonian CM Games, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Estonian game development industry.

FESTIVALS: POFF Announces DDA SPOTLIGHT AWARD Recipients and TV Beats Co-Financing Market Winners

TALLINN: The 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), which is running till 27 November 2022, has announced that Sarah Polley and Ali Abbasi will receive the DDA SPOTLIGHT AWARD.…

FESTIVALS: PÖFF Shorts 2022 Announces Winners

TALLINN: The winners of the international short film and animation festival PÖFF Shorts (15 – 23 November 2022) were announced on 19 November 2022.

FNE Podcast: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2022: Triin Tramberg: Managing Director at Discovery Campus

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Triin Tramberg, Managing Director of Discovery Campus, First Feature Competition programmer and Works in Progress & Script Pool project competition manager,…

Cinema Attendance in Estonia Lowest in 16 Years

TALLINN: Admissions in Estonia fell to 1.39 m in 2021, which is the most modest result in the last 16 years.