BOX OFFICE: Rasmus Merivoo's Alien 2 Has Best Start for Estonian Production after Pandemic

TALLINN: Rasmus Merivoo’s Alien 2 or The Return of Valdis in 17 Chapters / Tulnukas 2 ehk Valdise tagasitulek 17 osas, based on his cult classic short film, had over…
21-04-2024

FNE at Cannes 2024: Estonian Sauna Day by Anna Hints and Tushar Prakash Selected for Cannes’ Critics’ Week

TALLINN: Anna Hints and Tushar Prakash's short documentary Sauna Day / Sannapäiv will have its world premiere in the Special Screenings – Short Films section of the 63rd Critics’ Week…
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The Invisible Fight and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Share Estonian Film Awards for 2023

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s comedy The Invisible Fight and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints won most of the film awards, with nine and four trophies respectively, at the Estonian Film…
18-04-2024

PRODUCTION: Estonian Directors Anastasia Zazhitskaya and Margus Õunapuu in Postproduction with Documentary On Silver Heels

TALLINN: Estonian directors Anastasia Zazhitskaya and Margus Õunapuu are currently in postproduction with their documentary On Silver Heels / Hõbekontsadel, which is an independent 100% Estonian coproduction about a team…
03-04-2024

GRANTS: Estonian Feature, Documentary and Animated Film Production Grants in 2023

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute distributed 6,062,300 EUR as production grants for feature, documentary and animated films in 2023.
15-03-2024

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Estonian Cinema in Berlin

Meet Estonia at the European Film Market! Get in touch to talk about new films, co-production and cash rebate possibilities.
12-02-2024

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Aljona Surzhikova Explores PTSD in Documentary Burn Pit

TALLINN: The Estonian director/writer Aljona Surzhikova is in production with her current affairs documentary Burn Pit, which explores post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military and civilian veterans from Estonia, Ukraine…
07-02-2024

Estonian Short Animated Film Dog-Apartment by Priit Tender Shortlisted for 96th Academy Awards

TALLINN: Estonian Dog-Apartment / Koerkorter directed by Priit Tender has been shortlisted for the Animated Short Film category for 96th Academy Awards. The film is based on the poem To…
19-01-2024

Construction of New Film Studio Complex to Start in Estonia This Summer

TALLINN: A 15 m EUR film studio complex is planned to start construction in Jõhvi, in eastern Estonia, in the summer of 2024. The studio is benefiting from funding from…
17-01-2024

FNE at 27th Black Nights Film Festivals: Full List of Winners

TALLINN: The Italian production Misericordia directed by Emma Dante was awarded the Grand Prix for Best Film in the main competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF),…
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FNE at 27th Black Nights Film Festival: Winners of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2023

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event wrapped on 17 November 2023 with eight awards for projects in various stages of scriptwriting, development or postproduction, and an additional two awards recognising promising…
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PRODUCTION: Meel Paliale in Production with Estonian Feature Film Long Papers

TALLINN: The filming for Estonian feature Long Papers will wrap on 31 December 2023. This is the sophomore feature of the new generation filmmakers Meel Paliale (director and scriptwriter) and…
20-11-2023

FNE at Tallinn 2023: Winners of TV Beats Co-Financing Market announced!

TALLINN: Today, on the second day of the TV Beats Forum, the winners of the TV Beats Co-Financing Market, organised for the 3rd year, were announced.
14-11-2023

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: At Your Service

COTTBUS: The Estonian project At Your Service wound up the pitching session at the 25th edition of connecting cottbus, which took place 8 – 10 November 2023. The film will…
13-11-2023

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Martti Helde in Postproduction with Documentary Vertical Money

TALLINN: Estonian director/writer Martti Helde is currently in postproduction with his long documentary Vertical Money / Vara küps, a nature catastrophe film shot in more than 60 different places in…
31-10-2023

PRODUCTION: Miia Tervo in Postproduction with Finnish/Estonian The Missile

TALLINN: Finnish director/writer Miia Tervo is currently in postproduction with his feature film The Missile / Ohjus, which will be completed by the end of 2023. The film was supported…
27-10-2023

FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2023 Announces Works in Progress Selection

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2023 has announced the projects selected for Baltic Event Works in Progress and International Works in Progress showcases.
26-10-2023

Kung Fu Comedy The Invisible Fight by Rainer Sarnet Sold to North America

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s feature film The Invisible Fight / Nähtamatu võitlus, which is a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Greece, has been sold to North America after a successful…
24-10-2023

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Jaak Kilmi in Postproduction with The Shadow

TALLINN: Estonian director Jaak Kilmi is currently in postproduction with his new feature film The Shadow / Vari.
20-10-2023

PRODUCTION: Klaus Härö Shoots Estonian Minority Coproduction Never Alone

TALLINN: Acclaimed Finnish director/screenwriter Klaus Härö is currently shooting his feature film Never Alone / Ei koskaan yksin – Nie Allein, which is a Finnish/Swedish/Estonian/Austrian/German coproduction. The filming is taking…
18-10-2023