GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces First Grants of 2018

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 1,080,000 EUR for feature film production and minority co-production in the first sessions of 2018.

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Estonian Film in Berlin

Estonian Film Institute in Berlin - We would be delighted to let you know more about Estonia, our film industry, the current and upcoming films, the co-production opportunities and the…

PRODUCTION: First Estonian Children's Christmas Film Begins Shooting

ESTONIA: Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm, the last of the feature films that won the Estonia 100 film competition, is now in production. The second film by writer-director Anu…

November to Be Released in USA

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s black-and-white fantasy horror November will be released in the U.S. on 23 February 2018. Oscilloscope Films is distributing.

FNE Country Report 2017: ESTONIA

TALLIN: Estonian cinema had a successful year in 2017 and continued to break records. Total admissions reached an all-time high of 3.51 m, a 6.3 percentage-point increase from 2016. Another…

FNE AV Innovation: Storytek Accelerator Calls for Applications

TALLINN: Storytek, a mentor-driven accelerator fully focused on the audiovisual sector and designed for companies engaged in digital entertainment formats, intellectual property and technology development, VR/AR, e-sports, data and algorithm…

Films Targeted at Domestic Market Keep Breaking Records in Estonia

TALLINN: A total of 21 Estonian films premiered in cinemas in 2017 and two of them made it to the top ten. The Dissidents, directed by Jaak Kilmi and produced…

Estonian and Hungarian DoPs Nominated for American Society of Cinematographers Award

TALLINN: Estonian Mart Taniel, the cinematographer of Rainer Sarnet’s November, and Hungarian Mate Herbai, who shot Ildiko Enyedi’s On Body and Soul, are nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers’…

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment Announce Grants

TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute and the audiovisual endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia have allotted 37,000 EUR and 383,515 EUR respectively for film development and production in the last…

Estonian Producers Explore Alternative Distribution

TALLINN: Estonia has successfully experimented with alternative ways of distribution lately, but opinions vary as to whether a simultaneous release in cinemas and on SVoD is beneficial for such a…

North Star Film Alliance Gets EU Grant to Attract International Productions

TALLINN: North Star Film Alliance received a 2 m EUR grant from the European Union through the Interreg programme for a three-year project aiming at attracting international productions to Estonia,…

FESTIVALS: Night Accident Wins 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: Night Accident directed by Temirbek Birnazarov from Kyrgyzstan won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (17 November - 3 December 2017).…

FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017 Awards Announced

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Awards 2017 were announced on 30 November 2017. Projects and producers from the Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Georgia are among the winners.

Edith Sepp-Dallas To Head Estonian Film Institute for Another Five Years

TALLINN: Edith Sepp-Dallas will continue to head the Estonian Film Institute for a new five-year mandate starting 25 March 2018. The decision was taken on 22 November 2017.

Baltic Event Announces Co-Production Market Projects

TALLINN: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market selected 16 projects to be presented on 29 November – 1 December 2017 at the Black Nights Film Festival.

PRODUCTION: Third Full Length Animation of Estonia’s Lotte in Production

ESTONIA: Lotte and the Lost Dragons / Lotte ja kadunud lohed, the third full length Estonian/Latvian coproduction featuring Estonia’s most popular animated character, is in production for release in 2019…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Documentary and Minority Coproduction Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute allotted 250,000 EUR in grants during the autumn 2017 sessions of documentary and minority coproduction. Six documentaries received production funding and nine received development funding.…

Industry@Tallinn and Baltic Event Announce Works in Progress

TALLINN: Ten Baltic projects and an additional twelve international films will be presented at two Works in Progress sections taking place under the Industry@Tallinn event 27 November – 1 December…

Baltic Event Announces Its Largest Co-Production Market Selection

TALLINN: Twenty projects have been selected for the Co-Production Market taking place on 29 November – 1 December 2017, at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Announces Competition Films

TALLINN: The main competition of the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 17 November – 3 December 2017, will include ten world premieres among the 18 selected titles. The…