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.
02-03-2023

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.
23-02-2023

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…
22-02-2023

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Estonian Cinema in Berlin

Estonian Film Institute at European Film Market - Kick off this year's EFM the Baltic way!
16-02-2023

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…
09-02-2023

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.
08-02-2023

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Tallinn Black Nights and Baltic Event

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Meet us at Berlinale
02-02-2023

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…
24-01-2023

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…
18-01-2023

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).
12-01-2023

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.
16-12-2022

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…
14-12-2022

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…
07-12-2022

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 …
28-11-2022 m

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.
24-11-2022

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.…
24-11-2022

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.
21-11-2022

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,…
17-11-2022

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.
09-11-2022