Finnish Production Starring Teresa Palmer Shoots in Estonia

ESTONIA: Finnish director Taneli Mustonen is currently filming his first English-language horror film The Twin in southern Estonia. This Finnish production starring Australian actress Teresa Palmer and Scottish Steven Cree…

Estonian Government Supports Cultural Sector With 42 m EUR

TALLINN: The Estonian government has announced a 42 m EUR support package for the struggling cultural sector. The film sector will receive 5.3 m EUR, of which 3.3 million EUR…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights 2021 Opens Submissions

TALLINN: The 25th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has opened submissions to the main programme as well as to its short film, animation, and children’s film sister…

Tallinn Black Nights Launches Online Cinema

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival launched a year-around online cinema on 6 March 2021. The launch began with the screening of five films of the Women's Nights Film…

Estonia Closes Cinemas Again As Infection Rates Rise

TALLINN: The Estonian government will close cinemas based on a new set of restrictions approved on 25 February 2021. Cinemas and other cultural establishments are ordered to close as of…

FNE Market Analysis 2020: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The year 2020 was an extraordinary year for the Estonian film industry. The coronavirus pandemic had a devastating effect on the industry and cinema attendance all over Europe. However,…

Cinemas in Estonia Reopen with Limited Capacity

TALLINN: Cinemas in Tallinn and the Ida-Viru County have been allowed to reopen since the beginning of February 2021, with a cap of 50 percent occupancy.

MM Grupp Abandons Purchase of Forum Cinemas in Estonia

TALLINN: The Estonian Competition Authority announced on 19 February 2021 that MM Grupp OÜ’s purchase of Forum Cinemas OÜ has been broken off as the parties decided to abandon the…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Triin Ruumet In Preproduction With Second Feature Dark Paradise

TALLINN: Triin Ruumet, whose bold debut feature The Days That Confused won a Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West programme in 2016, is starting preproduction on…

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Gives Production Grants for Three Features

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has distributed a total of 1.412 m EUR to three feature films: Dark Paradise, 8 Views of Lake Biwa and Stairway to Heaven.

Releases of Estonian Films Postponed Due to COVID-19

TALLINN: Estonian feature films have postponed their December 2020 releases and moved the premieres to the beginning of 2021, due to the new restrictions and increase in COVID-19 cases.

FESTIVALS: France Takes Top Prizes at Estonia’s Just Film Kids Fest

TALLINN: Two French films won the top awards at the 2020 Just Film festival of children's films, which was held under the banner of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.…

Estonian Animation Studio Launches IPO

TALLINN: The Estonian animation and interactive content studio IMEPILT Studios will launch an IPO in Tallinn. The offering will take place on the Nordic platform Nasdaq First North, which is…

FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Hands Out Ten Awards

TALLINN: Ten projects received awards at the Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event ceremony held on 26 November 2020. More than 850 guests attended the week of online presentations, with…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Film Fear Wins 2020 Black Nights FF

TALLINN: The Bulgarian film Fear won Best Film at the 2020 hybrid edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which concluded on 29 November 2020. The director Ivaylo Hristov…

FESTIVALS: Afterparty Wins MIDPOINT TV Launch Prize at Tallinn

TALLINN: HBO Europe’s Czech branch presented its award of 5,000 USD to the Croatian project Afterparty, which participated in MIDPOINT TV Launch in Tallinn. Projects from Croatia, Hungary, Latvia and…

FNE at Black Nights FF 2020: Slovenian/Italian Coproduction Sanremo Premieres at Black Nights

TALLINN: Miroslav Mandić’s sixth feature Sanremo, a drama about aging, premieres in competition at the 24th Black Nights Film Festival, which runs through 29 November 2020. This Slovenian/Italian coproduction was…

FESTIVALS: MIDPOINT Presents Week of Programmes at 2020 Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

TALLINN: MIDPOINT is hosting a full week of lectures and panels during Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, taking place 23 – 27 November 2020 alongside the Black Nights Film Festival.

FESTIVALS: MIDPOINT TV Launch and Script Pool Present 14 Projects at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, taking place 23 - 27 November 2020, is presenting 14 TV and drama series projects in development. Five are participating in the Script Pool TV…

FNE at Black Nights FF 2020: Baltic Competition: Veiko Õunpuu’s The Last Ones

TALLINN: The Last Ones / Viimane, an Estonian/Finnish/Dutch coproduction directed by the acclaimed award-winning Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu, is screening in the Baltic Competition of the 24th Black Nights Film…