EFI’s Heritage Department manages all the films made in the legendary Tallinnfilm studio in the years 1941-2001. As there was only one films studio in the Soviet Estonia, it forms a considerable majority of all the films made in Estonia during this period, including the biggest national hits like “Spring” and “The Last Relic”. There are approximately 850 films on the list, not to mention countless chronicles.

Like every treasure, the Tallinnfilm heritage needs to be properly archived and accounted for. The heritage department’s additional activities include the restoration of old film stock with scratched picture and faded colours. The digitization of the film library has been going on for years and hopefully one fine day in the future will see the whole Tallinnfilm heritage in its entirety ready and available in the form of high resolution digital files.

In today’s thick jungle of copyright and intellectual property laws one must not forget that the Tallinnfilm films are copyright protected. The heritage department is your go-to advisor in legal matters, when you want to have a public screening of one of the films, use a quote in a commerical or a TV show etc. Without authorization, it is unfortunately not permitted.

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New York Baltic Film Festival debuts at Scandinavia House

New York, NY—The inaugural 2018 New York Baltic Film Festival comes to NYC with screenings of 18 films over a four-day period at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue from October 18 through October 21, 2018. The festival will feature 8 U.S. premiere screenings and 9 NYC premieres, and will include notable classic films that have rarely been seen outside of Europe as well as the latest features, documentaries, and animation films from some of the best established and upcoming filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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