07.08.2017

Locarno First Look Award 2017 goes to Estonia's Portugal by Lauri Lagle

The seventh edition of First Look – the Locarno Festival initiative aiming to showcase films in post-production - handed out the awards. Estonia received two prizes.

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01.08.2017

Baltic View Awards New Baltic Talent in Locarno

Baltic View, an established Baltic online cinema space dedicated to promoting Baltic films, will introduce its own award in the framework of First Look in Locarno. 

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01.08.2017

Locarno Festival’s First Look initiative turns the spotlight on Baltic Cinema.

For its seventh edition, the Locarno Festival’s First Look initiative (4 – 6 August) turns the spotlight on Baltic Cinema. Thanks to a partnership with the Estonian Film Institute, Latvian Film Centre and Lithuanian Film Centre, this year's First Look will present 6 films in post-production chosen by the Locarno Festival.

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18.07.2017

The Estonian Film Museum collecting information and photographs on film memorabilia

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian Film Museum will be opening its doors at Maarjamäe in October 2017. The Film Museum’s first permanent exhibition “Take ONE” will thoroughly dissect the process of filmmaking, and share the secrets of filmmaking and filmmakers.

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03.07.2017

Eurimages Supports Estonian Films with 400,000 Euros

Eurimages supported two Estonian films at their June 2017 meeting in Bratislava. Director Veiko Õunpuu’s “The Last Ones” received 240,000 euros support and the Russian-Estonian-French co-production “The Man Who Surprised Everyone” received 160,000 euros.

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12.05.2017

New issue of Estonian Film App available now

ESTONIAN FILM is a magazine of news, reviews, articles, interviews and everything else regarding Estonian films.

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13.04.2017

Come Back Free will have U.S. premiere

EFP spotlights outstanding European documentaries with the launch of a new showcase in New York City

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10.02.2017

Two Features and Two Documentaries Received EFI Co-Production Support

The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) allocated minority co-production support in the amount of 185,000 Euros to four films – two of them are features and two are documentaries.

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09.02.2017

New issue of Estonian Film App available now!

ESTONIAN FILM is a magazine of news, reviews, articles, interviews and everything else regarding Estonian films.

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06.02.2017

Film Institute Trusted Debuts in Funding Decisions

The Estonian Film Institute gave out the production support for three feature films. Two directors are making their debut features, which shows continued institute support for the new generation of filmmakers.

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31.01.2017

Estonian viewers as top European cinemagoers appreciate domestic film

Estonian film audiences, ascending to the top tier of European cinemagoers per capita, have year-by-year shown a steady rise in their interest towards domestic film according to the figures of 2016 that saw the crowd-pleasing hit-comedy Class Reunion as their highest-grossing film.

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14.11.2016

New issue of Estonian Film App available now!

ESTONIAN FILM is a magazine of news, reviews, articles, interviews and everything else regarding Estonian films.

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11.11.2016

Bank wins Estonian Republic 100 TV Series Competition

The winner of the Estonian Republic 100 television series competition, Bank, focuses on the real life events that took place in turbulent 1990s Estonia. In the backdrop of historical events of the era, a personal drama unfolds forcing those involved to reevaluate the exchange rates at the same time as their personal value systems. The 10-part series will screen in the framework of the Estonian Republic 100 celebration program on Estonian Television starting in the autumn of 2018.

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31.10.2016

Eurimages gave “Scandinavian Silence” maximum points

The Council of Europe Eurimages had its autumn meeting of the board in Tallinn last week. Eurimage allocated Martti Helde’s feature film “Scandinavian Silence” maximum points for their application.

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18.10.2016

The Council of Europe co-production fund Eurimages is holding its fall meeting in Tallinn from October 17 to 21

“Having such an important group of people as the Eurimages Board of Management in Estonia is significant for our film industry,” said the Head of Production at the Estonian Film Institute Piret Tibbo-Hudgins.  “Last time we had such an opportunity was ten years ago, in 2005. This time, over 50 of the top-level decision makers are coming to Tallinn.”

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