PRODUCTION: Ingomar Vihmar in Final Postproduction with Estonian Family Comedy Totally Boss

TALLINN: Estonian director/actor Ingomar Vihmar is putting the final touches on his new project, the feature film Totally Boss / Tähtsad ninad, whose premiere is already set for 20 October…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Margit Lillak Shoots Becoming Roosi

TALLINN: Estonian director Margit Lillak is currently in production with her long documentary Becoming Roosi / Varastatud tulevik, which has been shot in Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and France.

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Opens Accreditations

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event has opened accreditations for its main programme, which will be held in Tallinn 13 – 17 November 2023. The upcoming edition will introduce a new…

Tax on Local Platforms to Bring Estonia’s Budget Up to 1.5 m EUR Increase

TALLINN: A tax on streaming platforms is expected to raise the state budget by between 700,000 to 1.5 m EUR. However, some local platforms will avoid taxation if their turnover…

FNE at Cannes 2023: Estonian Cinema in Cannes

The Estonian Film Institute pavilion is located at a new spot this year! International Village Riviera #115 - Come and have a chat with us while you enjoy the seaside…

FNE at Cannes 2023: Estonian PÖFF in Cannes

PÖFF and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event participate in Marché du Film - the film business top event of the year. In the heart of world's most prestigious film festival -…

Experimental Collage-film Celebrates 111 Years of Estonian Cinema

TALLINN: Madwomen - To Be a Sparrow Not a Canary directed by Sten Haljak and Johannes Lõhmus will have its premiere on 6 May 2023 in Tartu, the birthplace of…

Melchior the Apothecary Trilogy Soon on Czech and German Platforms

TALLINN: In May 2023, Elmo Nüganen’s trilogy Melchior the Apothecary will be available on Germany’s largest telecom enterprise Magenta TV, as well as on the Czech streaming platform iPrima.

FESTIVALS: Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy FF 2023 Announces Winners

HAAPSALU: The Dutch production Shut directed by Niels Bourgonje received the Silver Méliès for Best Film in the Méliès Short Film Competition of the 18th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film…

Chinese Studio Supreme Expands to Europe with Estonian Branch

TALLINN: Shanghai-based Studio Supreme has opened its new European branch, in Estonia. Studio Supreme Films will provide a full range of video production services, from ideation to postproduction, for both…

Kalev Wins Best Film at Estonian Film and Television Awards for 2022

TALLINN: Ove Musting’s Kalev received awards for best film, best director and best actor, among others, at the Estonian Film and Television Awards, organised by the Estonian Film Institute to…

New Minister of Culture in Estonia

TALLINN: Heidy Purga follows Piret Hartman as the new Minister of Culture in Estonia as the Reform-Eesti 200-SDE coalition replaces the Reform-Isamaa-SDE government.

Estonia Prepares to Tax Streaming Platforms

TALLINN: Estonia’s coalition parties (the Reform Party, Estonia 200 and the Social Democrats) have agreed to tax streaming platforms and to invest the funds generated by the tax into Estonian…

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Sold to Over 20 Territories

TALLINN: Anna Hints’ first long documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood was sold by Autlook Filmsales to over 20 territories including North America, where it will be released by Greenwich Entertainment (in…

Melchior the Apothecary: The Executioner's Daughter Hits Estonian Cinemas in April 2023

TALLINN: The last part of the Estonian/German/Latvian/Lithuanian trilogy Melchior the Apothecary directed by Elmo Nüganen will be released in Estonia on 14 April 2023.

PRODUCTION: Andres Puustusmaa in Postproduction with Estonian/Latvian One-dimensional Man

TALLINN: Estonian director and former actor Andres Puustusmaa is currently in postproduction with his feature drama One-dimensional Man / Ühemõõtmeline mees, which is estimated to be finished in 2023.

FESTIVALS: Submissions Open for Tallinn Black Nights FF 2023

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) has opened submissions for its 27th edition, which will be held 3 - 19 November 2023. The deadline is 1 July 2023.

Last Sentinel Sold to North America

TALLINN: The sci-fi thriller Last Sentinel by Estonian Academy Award nominated Tanel Toom has been sold by Altitude to Vertical for North American distribution. The film is a British/Estonian/German coproduction.

FESTIVALS: Women’s Nights FF 2023 Focuses on Women’s Health

TALLINN: Women’s Nights Film Festival (NÖFF), a small sister of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, will focus its 5th edition on women’s health. The festival will take place in…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Estonian Cinema in Berlin

Estonian Film Institute at European Film Market - Kick off this year's EFM the Baltic way!