FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Collaborates with Medical Companies for Events and Guests Safety

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is collaborating with the medical companies SYNLAB Estonia and Medicum to ensure safety of its guests and venues and to test all guests…

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Estonia Selects The Last Ones as Oscar Bid

TALLINN: The Last Ones / Viimane, an Estonian/Finnish/Dutch coproduction directed by Veiko Õunpuu, has been selected as Estonia's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Unveils Baltic Event Works in Progress

TALLINN: Seven Baltic projects, seven international projects and four additional projects will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the one-week summit for film and audiovisual industry professionals held…

Historical Spy-Thriller O2 Tops Estonian Box Office

TALLINN: The Estonian historical spy-thriller O2 directed by Margus Paju is leading the Estonian box office since its release on 9 October 2020. The film was produced by Nafta Films…

FESTIVALS: Just Film 2020 Unveils International Youth Competition Films

TALLINN: Just Film, running 13 – 29 November 2020, the sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival dedicated to youth and children's films, has announced 12 films competing in its …

FESTIVALS: Tallin Black Nights 2020 Announces Competition

TALLINN: The main competition of the 24th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will screen 25 films. The festival runs 13 – 29 November 2020.

FESTIVALS: Estonia, Poland and Lithuania Send Actors to Black Nights Stars

TALLINN: Polish actor Antoni Salaj, Estonian actress Henessi Schmidt, Estonian actor Reimo Sagor, and Lithuanian actor Simonas Mozura have been selected to participate in the Black Nights Stars programme at…

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Adds Diversity Award

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 13 – 29 November 2020, will introduce the DDA Spotlight Award, honouring diversity and inclusion in film.

Estonia Supports Film Industry With Additional 3 m EUR

TALLINN: The Estonian government has decided to support the film sector with an additional 3 m EUR. The money will go to the Estonian Film Institute and is aimed at…

Edith Sepp Re-elected VP of EFAD

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, was unanimously re-elected as Vice President of the European Film Agency Directors, EFAD.

Baltic Promotion Group North Star Allaince Establishes Tokyo Office

TALLINN: North Star Film Alliance has announced the opening of an office in Tokyo.

Truth and Justice Dominates Delayed 2020 Estonian Film and Television Awards

TALLINN: Tanel Toom’s debut drama won five top awards at the fourth Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA). The gala, which was initially planned for April 2020, but was postponed…

Estonian UP Invest Buys Baltics’ Forum Cinemas

TALLINN: Estonian venture company UP Invest is set to acquire Finnish owned Forum Cinemas.

Industry@Tallin & Baltic Event 2020 Application Deadline

TALLINN: The 2020 edition of Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event is accepting applications for its several sections through 21 September 2020.

PRODUCTION: Jaak Kilmi Shoots Kids Thriller

TALLINN: Jaak Kilmi’s children’s feature The Sleeping Beast / Tagurpidi torn, produced by Stellar Film, started shooting on 3 August and will continue until 11 September 2020. The shooting takes…

PRODUCTION: Dystopian Drama Memory of Water Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: Memory of Water, the adaptation of the eponymous bestseller by Emmi Itäranta, is currently shooting near Tallinn. The film directed by Saara Saarela is a Finnish/Estonian/German/Norwegian coproduction with a…

FESTIVALS: Tartu Love Film Festival Announces Lineup

TARTU: Thirteen feature films and four documentaries will screen at the 15th Tartu Love Film Festival aka Tartuff from 10 to 15 August 2020. For the first time in the…

PRODUCTION: Estonian/Latvian/German Melchior the Apothecary Shoots in Tallinn

TALLINN: The first part of the medieval crime trilogy Melchior the Apothecary started shooting on 13 July 2020 in Tallinn. The Estonian/Latvian/German coproduction is based on Indrek Hargla's successful crime…

Estonia Headed Towards a Busy Filming Summer

TALLINN: Five domestic features: Kalev, Erik Stoneheart, Melchior the Apothecary, The Sleeping Beast and Estonian Funeral, are filming in Estonia this summer.

Lithuania and Slovenia Send Projects to European Genre Lab

TALLINN: The Lithuanian film Meat to Maths by Emilija Riviere and the Slovenian film The Vultures by Vida Breže are among the eight projects selected to participate in the European…