PRODUCTION: Liene Linde and Armands Začs in Production with Pregnancy Documentary

RIGA: Young Latvian film directors Liene Linde and Armands Začs are currently in production with 36 Months, a documentary following four young women throughout their pregnancy. The project was selected…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Celebrates Centenary with Truth and Justice

TALLINN: Tanel Toom is currently in production with his debut feature Truth and Justice / Tõde ja õigus, which will be one of the five feature films made for the…

The 12th Tartu Love Film Festival Announces Lineup

TARTU: The 12th Tartu Love Film Festival (TARTUFF), the biggest open air film festival in the Baltics, has announced its lineup. A total of 13 feature films and five documentaries…

PRODUCTION: Kaspar Jancis Wraps Shooting On Estonian / Irish / Belgium / UK Coproduction

TALLINN: Acclaimed Estonian director Kaspar Jancis has just finished shooting his first long puppet animated film Morten and the Spider Queen aka Morten on the Ship of Fools. The 80-minute…

The Fencer Currently Distributed in the U.S.

TALLINN: Klaus Härö’s Finnish / Estonian coproduction The Fencer is currently in the U.S. distribution and will be screened in 16 cinemas across the country until 1 September 2017.

PRODUCTION: Rene Vilbre in Production with Class Reunion 2

TALLINN: Estonian director Rene Vilbre is currently shooting the Estonian version of the feature film Class Reunion 2: Wedding and Funeral, a sequel to Class Reunion, which had almost 190,000…

PRODUCTION: Estonia Coproduces The Man Who Surprised Everyone

TALLINN: Estonia’s Homeless Bob Production is coproducing the Russian/Estonian/French film The Man Who Surprised Everyone from directors Natalya Merkuloa and Alexey Chupov.

PRODUCTION: Shooting Completed on The Riddle of Jaan Niemand

TALLINN: Director Kaur Kokk finished the principal shooting of his debut feature The Riddle of Jaan Niemand in June 2017. The film, produced by Homeless Bob Production, is one of…

PRODUCTION: The End of the Chain Premieres at Karlovy Vary

TALLINN: The End of the Chain by director Priit Pääsuke will have its world premiere at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the East of the West Competition.…

PRODUCTION: Estonian The Little Comrade Completes Production

TALLINN: Moonika Siimets finished shooting her debut feature The Little Comrade on 1 June 2017. The film is produced by Riina Sildos, the head of the production company Amrion. The…

PRODUCTION: Veiko Õunpuu Starts Shooting The Last Ones in August

TALLINN: Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu will start shooting his new film The Last Ones in August 2017 in Lapland. The film is produced by Homeless Bob Production and Bufo…

FNE/IDF DocBloc: Rodeo

Kiur Aarma is producing and co-directing Rodeo, an Estonian/Finnish documentary about the first free elections in Estonia.

Pretenders Sells Remake Rights to France

TALLINN: Pretenders has become the first Estonian film to sell remake rights, with a sale to one of the top French independent distribution and production companies, BAC films. The Estonian/Lithuanian/Latvian…

Estonia Embraces New Media Initiatives with Launch of Storytek Media Incubator

TALLINN: Black Nights Film Festival and its industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event are backing the launch of Storytek, a new content and media tech incubator that held a pilot…

FNE at Cannes 2017: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

Cannes is here! Come and meet us in the Estonian Pavillion. As always, we are located in International Village Riviera, pavillion no 137.

Estonia Announces First National Film and Television Awards Winners

TALLINN: The Days that Confused by Triin Ruumet was awarded best feature film at the first edition of Estonia’s National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. The Land…

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Feature Films Production Grants

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute distributed 939,000 EUR as feature films productions grants to six projects.

FNE AV Innovation: Propellor Action Plan to Innovate Europe’s AV Industry

TALLINN: With big multinational content giants increasingly dominating Europe’s audiovisual markets, many wonder in 2017 what the continent has been lacking in order to produce a mighty competitor to the…

Estonia Launches National Film and TV Awards

TALLINN: Estonia will launch its first joint National Film and Television Awards on 12 March 2017. A total of 24 categories will be presented, including 12 for film.

The Dissidents Opening in Estonia

TALLINN: Director Jaak Kilmi’s fast-paced action comedy The Dissidents opens in Estonian cinemas on 17 February. Kilmi is an awarded documentary director making a rare foray into fiction filmmaking.