FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021 Announces First Films In Its Lineup

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary from 12 to 28 November 2021, has announced the first six titles from its Official Selection competition.

FESTIVALS: Submit Your Project to Baltic Event Co-Production Market

TALLINN: Feature films in development can apply for the 2021 edition of Baltic Event Co-Production Market, which will be held within the 25th Black Nights Film Festival from 19 to…

Introduction of COVID-19 Certificates See Admissions Drop in Estonia

TALLINN: Admissions in Estonia have sharply dropped since the COVID-19 certificates were introduced in the second week of August 2021.

Cultural Organisations Support Estonian Filmmakers’ Need for Future Film City

TALLINN: Numerous cultural organisations have joined the statement of the Estonian Filmmakers Association stressing the need for the Film City – Tallinn Film Wonderland, which has received a building permit,…

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Estonian Coproduction Compartment No. 6

CANNES: Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the Finnish/Estonian/Russian/German film Compartment No. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen.

Submissions Open for Baltic Event Co-Production Market

TALLINN: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market is accepting applications for the 2021 edition, which takes place during the Black Nights Film Festival.

Script Pool Tallinn Accepts Applications

TALLINN: Script Pool Tallinn has opened submissions for the 2021 edition, which takes place as part of the Future to Film programme during the Black Nights Film Festival.

FNE at Cannes 2021: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Estonian Film Institute at Marché du Film - We welcome you at the Estonian pavilion - located at the International Village Riviera, #130.

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Hosts European Discovery Directors at Discovery Campus

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is working with the European Film Academy (EFA) and FIPRESCI to promote directors nominated as European Discovery as part of PÖFF’s new…

PRODUCTION: Anna Hints in Postproduction with Estonian/French/Icelandic Doc on Womanhood

TALLINN: Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, the first long documentary by Anna Hints, is currently in the editing phase. This Estonian/French/Icelandic coproduction has recently received production support from the Sundance Institute Documentary…

First Domestic Premiere After Cinemas’ Reopening Tops Estonian BO

TALLINN: Estonian Funeral by René Vilbre, the first domestic film to premiere after Estonian cinemas reopened on 24 May 2021, ranks first at the box office with 8,803 admissions during…

Estonia Reopens Cinemas

TALLINN: Cinemas and theatres reopened in Estonia on 24 May 2021, as the country has been registering the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the Baltic States for a month. Cinemas…

Rene Vilbre’s New Comedy Estonian Funeral with Earlier Domestic Release

TALLINN: Estonian Funeral / Eesti matus, the new comedy by popular director Rene Vilbre, will be domestically released on 4 June 2021, earlier than the previously set date of 20…

PRODUCTION: René Vilbre to Direct First Original Viaplay Production from Estonia

TALLINN: Popular Estonian director René Vilbre is set to direct the crime drama Who Shot Otto Mueller?, the first original Viaplay production from Estonia. Tallinn-based Cuba Films is producing.

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,…