The Invisible Fight and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Share Estonian Film Awards for 2023

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s comedy The Invisible Fight and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints won most of the film awards, with nine and four trophies respectively, at the Estonian Film…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Directors Anastasia Zazhitskaya and Margus Õunapuu in Postproduction with Documentary On Silver Heels

TALLINN: Estonian directors Anastasia Zazhitskaya and Margus Õunapuu are currently in postproduction with their documentary On Silver Heels / Hõbekontsadel, which is an independent 100% Estonian coproduction about a team…

GRANTS: Estonian Feature, Documentary and Animated Film Production Grants in 2023

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute distributed 6,062,300 EUR as production grants for feature, documentary and animated films in 2023.

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Estonian Cinema in Berlin

Meet Estonia at the European Film Market! Get in touch to talk about new films, co-production and cash rebate possibilities.

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Aljona Surzhikova Explores PTSD in Documentary Burn Pit

TALLINN: The Estonian director/writer Aljona Surzhikova is in production with her current affairs documentary Burn Pit, which explores post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military and civilian veterans from Estonia, Ukraine…

Estonian Short Animated Film Dog-Apartment by Priit Tender Shortlisted for 96th Academy Awards

TALLINN: Estonian Dog-Apartment / Koerkorter directed by Priit Tender has been shortlisted for the Animated Short Film category for 96th Academy Awards. The film is based on the poem To…

Construction of New Film Studio Complex to Start in Estonia This Summer

TALLINN: A 15 m EUR film studio complex is planned to start construction in Jõhvi, in eastern Estonia, in the summer of 2024. The studio is benefiting from funding from…

FNE at 27th Black Nights Film Festivals: Full List of Winners

TALLINN: The Italian production Misericordia directed by Emma Dante was awarded the Grand Prix for Best Film in the main competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF),…
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FNE at 27th Black Nights Film Festival: Winners of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2023

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event wrapped on 17 November 2023 with eight awards for projects in various stages of scriptwriting, development or postproduction, and an additional two awards recognising promising…
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PRODUCTION: Meel Paliale in Production with Estonian Feature Film Long Papers

TALLINN: The filming for Estonian feature Long Papers will wrap on 31 December 2023. This is the sophomore feature of the new generation filmmakers Meel Paliale (director and scriptwriter) and…

FNE at Tallinn 2023: Winners of TV Beats Co-Financing Market announced!

TALLINN: Today, on the second day of the TV Beats Forum, the winners of the TV Beats Co-Financing Market, organised for the 3rd year, were announced.

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: At Your Service

COTTBUS: The Estonian project At Your Service wound up the pitching session at the 25th edition of connecting cottbus, which took place 8 – 10 November 2023. The film will…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Martti Helde in Postproduction with Documentary Vertical Money

TALLINN: Estonian director/writer Martti Helde is currently in postproduction with his long documentary Vertical Money / Vara küps, a nature catastrophe film shot in more than 60 different places in…

PRODUCTION: Miia Tervo in Postproduction with Finnish/Estonian The Missile

TALLINN: Finnish director/writer Miia Tervo is currently in postproduction with his feature film The Missile / Ohjus, which will be completed by the end of 2023. The film was supported…

FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2023 Announces Works in Progress Selection

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2023 has announced the projects selected for Baltic Event Works in Progress and International Works in Progress showcases.

Kung Fu Comedy The Invisible Fight by Rainer Sarnet Sold to North America

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s feature film The Invisible Fight / Nähtamatu võitlus, which is a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Greece, has been sold to North America after a successful…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Jaak Kilmi in Postproduction with The Shadow

TALLINN: Estonian director Jaak Kilmi is currently in postproduction with his new feature film The Shadow / Vari.

PRODUCTION: Klaus Härö Shoots Estonian Minority Coproduction Never Alone

TALLINN: Acclaimed Finnish director/screenwriter Klaus Härö is currently shooting his feature film Never Alone / Ei koskaan yksin – Nie Allein, which is a Finnish/Swedish/Estonian/Austrian/German coproduction. The filming is taking…

FESTIVALS: PÖFF 2023 Announces Full Lineup

TALLINN: Four majority and minority coproductions from Romania, Montenegro, Georgia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Croatia, North-Macedonia, Slovenia and Slovakia are among the 20 titles selected for the Official Competition of the…

FESTIVALS: The 27th PÖFF Focuses on Serbia and SEE Countries

TALLINN: Thirteen new films from Serbia and South-East Europe will screen at the 27th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s (PÖFF). Also, a focus on the Yugoslavian Black…