PRODUCTION: Estonian Twin Directors Raul and Romet Esko Shoot Two of Me

TALLINN: Estonian twin directors/screenwriters Raul and Romet Esko wrapped shooting on their first feature film Two of Me / Mind on kaks on 5 September 2023 in Estonia. The film…

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Nominated for 2024 LUX European Audience Film Award

TALLINN: Anna Hints' documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is among the five finalists for the 2024 LUX European Audience Film Award, presented by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy,…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Estonia Selects Smoke Sauna Sisterhood as Oscar Candidate

TALLINN: The documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints has been selected as Estonia’s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International…

FESTIVALS: Tartu Love Film Festival Tartuff 2023 Kicks Off in Estonia

TARTU: Films about love are screened free of charge in the Tartu Town Hall Square and indoors at the 18th edition of the Tartu Love Film Festival Tartuff, organised by…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik Shoot Aurora

TALLINN: Estonian directors Rain Tolk and Andres Maimik are currently in production with the feature film Aurora. The film is made using the character-based improvisation method, which has not yet…

Finnish TV Series The Revenge Shoots in Estonia

TALLINN: Finnish TV Series The Revenge / Kosto directed by Matti Kinnunen is currently shooting in Estonia, serviced by Stellar Film and using the local cash rebates provided by FilmEstonia.

PRODUCTION: Ingomar Vihmar in Final Postproduction with Estonian Family Comedy Totally Boss

TALLINN: Estonian director/actor Ingomar Vihmar is putting the final touches on his new project, the feature film Totally Boss / Tähtsad ninad, whose premiere is already set for 20 October…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Margit Lillak Shoots Becoming Roosi

TALLINN: Estonian director Margit Lillak is currently in production with her long documentary Becoming Roosi / Varastatud tulevik, which has been shot in Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and France.

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Opens Accreditations

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event has opened accreditations for its main programme, which will be held in Tallinn 13 – 17 November 2023. The upcoming edition will introduce a new…

Tax on Local Platforms to Bring Estonia’s Budget Up to 1.5 m EUR Increase

TALLINN: A tax on streaming platforms is expected to raise the state budget by between 700,000 to 1.5 m EUR. However, some local platforms will avoid taxation if their turnover…

FNE at Cannes 2023: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

The Estonian Film Institute pavilion is located at a new spot this year! International Village Riviera #115 - Come and have a chat with us while you enjoy the seaside…

FNE at Cannes 2023: Estonian PÖFF in Cannes

PÖFF and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event participate in Marché du Film - the film business top event of the year. In the heart of world's most prestigious film festival -…

Experimental Collage-film Celebrates 111 Years of Estonian Cinema

TALLINN: Madwomen - To Be a Sparrow Not a Canary directed by Sten Haljak and Johannes Lõhmus will have its premiere on 6 May 2023 in Tartu, the birthplace of…

Melchior the Apothecary Trilogy Soon on Czech and German Platforms

TALLINN: In May 2023, Elmo Nüganen’s trilogy Melchior the Apothecary will be available on Germany’s largest telecom enterprise Magenta TV, as well as on the Czech streaming platform iPrima.

FESTIVALS: Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy FF 2023 Announces Winners

HAAPSALU: The Dutch production Shut directed by Niels Bourgonje received the Silver Méliès for Best Film in the Méliès Short Film Competition of the 18th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film…

Chinese Studio Supreme Expands to Europe with Estonian Branch

TALLINN: Shanghai-based Studio Supreme has opened its new European branch, in Estonia. Studio Supreme Films will provide a full range of video production services, from ideation to postproduction, for both…

Kalev Wins Best Film at Estonian Film and Television Awards for 2022

TALLINN: Ove Musting’s Kalev received awards for best film, best director and best actor, among others, at the Estonian Film and Television Awards, organised by the Estonian Film Institute to…

New Minister of Culture in Estonia

TALLINN: Heidy Purga follows Piret Hartman as the new Minister of Culture in Estonia as the Reform-Eesti 200-SDE coalition replaces the Reform-Isamaa-SDE government.

Estonia Prepares to Tax Streaming Platforms

TALLINN: Estonia’s coalition parties (the Reform Party, Estonia 200 and the Social Democrats) have agreed to tax streaming platforms and to invest the funds generated by the tax into Estonian…

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Sold to Over 20 Territories

TALLINN: Anna Hints’ first long documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood was sold by Autlook Filmsales to over 20 territories including North America, where it will be released by Greenwich Entertainment (in…