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,…

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.

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2022 Announces Works in Progress Selection

TALLINN: A total of 20 projects in production or postproduction and looking for sales agents or festivals will be presented at three Works In Progress showcases during the Industry@Tallinn &;…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF 2022 Announces Baltic Competition Selection

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced the 15 films selected for the Baltic Competition. The festival will be held 11 – 27 November 2022.

Edith Sepp Re-elected as Head of Estonian Film Institute

TALLINN: Edith Sepp will start her third term as head of the Estonian Film Institute (EFI) in 2023, the board of EFI has announced.

FESTIVALS: PÖFF 2022 Announces Full Feature Film Competition Lineup

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced another 16 titles from the main competition on 20 October 2022 and now the lineup is full. Most of the titles…

Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022 Announces Selected Projects

TALLINN: Thirteen projects by mostly award-winning filmmakers were selected for the Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022, set to take place 23 - 24 November 2022 within the Tallinn Black Nights…

Tenth Baltic Pitching Forum Announces Winners

VILNIUS: The anniversary 10th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum showcased 12 projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and this year’s guest country Norway, from 5 to 8 October 2022.

Horror Film Azrael Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: The action horror film Azrael directed by Evan Katz and starring Samara Weaving is starting principal photography in Estonia on 10 October 2022.

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Estonia Selects Kalev as Oscar Candidate

TALLINN: Kalev, a biopic about the legendary Estonian basketball team of the nineties and the directorial debut of the renowned music video maker Ove Musting, has been selected as Estonia’s…

FNE at Estonian Film and Television Awards 2022: Prize Winners

TALLINN: The hostage drama Deserted by Kadri Kõusaar received the top prize for best film at the 6th annual Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA). The best documentary award went…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF 2022 Announces First Films in Main Competition

TALLINN: The first seven films in the main competition - Official Selection of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) have been announced. The festival will be held 11…

Cultural Organisations in Estonia Call for Increase in Salaries and Operating Grants

TALLINN: More than 30 of Estonia's cultural institutions, including the Estonian Film Institute, the Estonian Film Industry Cluster, the Estonian Cinema Association, Forum Cinemas, Artis Cinemas and the Tallinn Black…

Estonian Sports Biopic Kalev Ready to Score Big in Domestic Cinemas

TALLINN: Kalev, a biopic about the legendary Estonian basketball team of the nineties, will be released domestically by Hea film on 22 September 2022, after a difficult production due to…

Global Screen Picks-up Melchior the Apothecary Trilogy

TALLINN: The Estonian/German/Latvian/Lithuanian trilogy Melchior the Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen has been acquired by Global Screen. The final instalment of the series, Melchior the Apothecary: The Executioner's Daughter will be…

BOX OFFICE: Melchior the Apothecary: Ghost Surpasses 20,000 Admissions in Estonia in Opening Weekend

TALLINN: Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost, the second film in a series of adaptations of Indrek Hargla’s medieval whodunits, had 20,181 admissions over the opening weekend. Besides leading the weekly…

Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost Hits Estonian Screens

TALLINN: Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost by Elmo Nüganen, the second instalment in the trilogy based on the medieval crime bestsellers by Estonian writer Indrek Hargla, will be theatrically released…

FESTIVALS: Animist International Animation Festival Ready to Animate Tallinn Screens

TALLINN: The second edition of the Animist International Animation Festival will screen 104 films of which 49 will be competing in the best short animation and best student animation categories.…

Film Estonia to Receive 3.4 m EUR of Additional Support in 2022

TALLINN: Estonian government has decided to increase Film Estonia’s support by 3.4 m EUR in 2022, which will increase the total funding for the cash rebate scheme in 2022 to…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights FF Announces New Competition Programme

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, whose 26th edition will be held 11 – 27 November 2022, will launch this year a new competition programme, Critics’ Picks. The programming…