Domestic Production Helps Estonian Box Office

TALLINN: Domestic crowd-pleasers are helping to boost local box office in Estonia, with national productions taking a double-digit share for the second consecutive year.

ESTONIA: Country Report 2016

Estonian cinema had an outstanding year in 2016, with several records broken. Total admissions reached an all-time high of 3.29 m, a six percentage point increase from 2015. Another record…

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Estonian Film in Berlin

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov by Askold Kurov has been chosen to the official program of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be…

Estonian Viewers as Top European Cinemagoers Appreciate Domestic Film

TALLINN: Estonia was one of the top countries in Europe for cinema attendance per capita in 2016 with 2.5 cinema visits per person. France and Ireland led the pack in…

AMC Theatres to Buy Estonia’s Forum Cinemas

TALLINN: International cinema giant AMC Theatres will acquire the Sweden-based cinema network Nordic Cinema Group for a reported 870 m EUR. Estonia’s cinema chain Forum Cinemas will be part of…

FNE AV Innovation: DIGIX incubator pushing the boundaries of digital media

TALLINN: DIGIX is the Baltic States’ first creative industries incubator for startups working with the elusive and fast developing field of digital media. Set up in 2015, DIGIX is located…

FESTIVALS: CEE Films Sold at 20thTallinn Black Nights FF

TALLINN: Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Estonian and Macedonian films were among those sold to new territories during the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which took place from 11…

FNE TV: Inesa Ivanova Lithuanian producer at Kinomind Films and head of development for Baltic View

TALLINN: London based Lithuanian producer Inesa Ivanova tells us about Baltic View, an innovative new cinema space that will bring Baltic films to new audiences beyond their own borders.
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FNE at Tallinn Black Nights and Baltic Event 2016: Prize Winners

TALLINN: The Israeli film A Quiet Heart directed by Eitan Anner has been awarded the main prize at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held from 11 to 27…
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FNE TV: FNE AV Innovation Team Speaks to Sten-Kristian Saluveer

TALLINN: Estonian Sten-Kristian Saluveer was one of the organisers of this year’s European Film Forum during the Tallinn Black Nights Festival and Baltic Event 2016.

FNE at Baltic Event 2016: First Baltic Event and Tallinn Industry Awards Announced

TALLINN: The Latvian,/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction Foam At The Mouth / Ar putam uz lupam with director Janis Nords has won the Baltic Event Works in Progress best project award. The project…
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FNE at Baltic Event 2016: The Eternal Road in Postproduction

TALLINN: The Finish/Estonian/Swedish coproduction The Eternal Road directed by AJ Annila and based on a bestselling novel by Antti Tuuri is in postproduction. The film was showcased at the 20th…

FNE at Baltic Event 2016: Sulev Keedus Drama in Postproduction

TALLINN: A three-part coproduction from Estonia and Lithuania entitled The Man Slayer. The Virgin. The Shadow directed by Sulev Keedus was presented at the 20th Black Nights Film Festival Baltic…

FESTIVALS: Animated Dreams Awards Two Croatian Films

TALLINN: Two short Croatian coproductions took home awards at the 2016 edition of the Estonian film festival Animated Dreams, which concluded on 20 November.

Baltic VOD Platform Debuts in 2017

TALLINN: Baltic View, an online cinema space, will be launched in January 2017 to present films from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

FNE DocBloc: Black Nights Documentary Competition

Eleven films are competing in the Documentary section of the Black Nights Film Festival.

Bank Wins Estonia’s 100 TV Series Competition

TALLINN: Bank written by Eero Epner and Tarmo Jüristo has won the Estonian Republic 100 TV series competition held to mark Estonia’s 100th anniversary.

FNE at Baltic Event 2016: Works in Progress Unveiled

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have announced the 12 films from the Baltic region in production or postproduction to be presented in the Works in Progress programme.

FESTIVALS: Twelve Films Compete at 20th Black Nights Film Festival

TALLINN: A dozen films will have their international or world premieres in the main competition of the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Nights Film Festival, taking place on 11-27…

Baltic Event Announces Selection for Its 15th Co-Production Market

TALLINN: Seventeen projects have been selected for the 15th Co-Production Market, set to take place from 21 to 24 November 2016 at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during the Black Nights…