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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Support scheme for films to be increased to one million euros

According to the cultural budget for 2017, agreed upon in the government coalition, the volume of Film Estonia support scheme for producing films and series involving foreign financing, will be increased from the previous 500,000 euros to 1 million euros.

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Estonia has nominated Kadri Kõusaar’s film Mother for the 2016 Academy Awards

Kadri Kõusaar’s film Mother has been put forward by Estonia for consideration for Best Film in a Foreign Language at the 89th Academy Awards.

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Film institute awards quarter of a million to five co-productions

Estonian Film Institute (EFI) awards 227 000 euros as part of its second half-year funding slate to five co-productions, including two feature films and three documentaries, that see Estonian filmmakers as minority co-production partners.

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Shooting Begins on the New Estonian Family Film The Little Comrade

Shooting began on the new feature film The Little Comrade this week and will continue until the summer of next year. The premiere is planned for 2018 when the Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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"The Days That Confused“ Won Jury Special Mention at Karlovy Vary

Triin Ruumet’s debut feature “The Days That Confused” received the Jury Special Mention prize from the East of the West competition program at the Karlovy Vary IFF. The international premiere of the film also received a 10,000 USD prize with the award.

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New issue of Estonian Film App available now!

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

The cover stars of our new issue are Triin Ruumet and Anu Aun, the directors of new Estonian films "The Days that Confused" and "The Polar Boy".

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Estonian producer Aet Laigu is presented in the producers on the move in Cannes

European Film Promotion (EFP) and its member organizations have again selected 20 of the most promising, up-and-coming European producers to take part in EFP’s high-profile networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 – 22, 2016). 


Bosnia and Herzegovina
Adis Ðapo
SCCA/pro.ba / Film House Sarajevo
e.g. A Ballad (in development) by Aida Begic
nominated by: Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mikkel Jersin
e.g. Jutlandia (in development) by Kasper Gårdsøe
nominated by: Danish Film Institute

Aet Laigu
e.g. Mother (2016) by Kadri Kõusaar
nominated by: Estonian Film Institute

Misha Jaari
Bufo Ltd.
e.g. Concrete Night (2013) by Pirjo Honkasalo
nominated by: Finnish Film Foundation

Julien Madon
Single Man Productions / Bethsabée Mucho / Labyrinthe Films
e.g. Prost (2017) by Julien Leclercq
nominated by: UniFrance films

Nino Devdariani
Alamdary Film
e.g. Corn Island (2014) by George Ovashvili
nominated by: Georgian National Film Center

Undine Filter
e.g. A Heavy Heart (2015) by Thomas Stuber
nominated by: German Films

Emanuele Nespeca
Solaria film srl / Movimento film srl
e.g. Banat The Journey, 2015 by Adriano Valerio
nominated by: Istituto Luce Cinecittà (Italy)

Roberts Vinovskis
Locomotive Productions
e.g. Exiled (2016) by Davis Simanis
nominated by: National Film Centre of Latvia

Dagne Vildžiunaite
Just A Moment
e.g. Together For Ever (in postproduction) by Lina Lužyte 
nominated by: Lithuanian Film Centre

The Netherlands
Janneke Doolaard
e.g. Alice Cares (2015) by Sander Burger
nominated by: EYE International (The Netherlands)

Bendik Strønstad
Yesbox Productions
e.g. Morkel The Moss Monster (in development) by Aleksander Nordaas
nominated by: Norwegian Film Institute

Klaudia Smieja
Madants sp. z o.o.
e.g. Park (in postproduction) by Sofia Excharcou
nominated by: Polish Film Institute

Anamaria Antoci
4 Proof Film / Domestic Film
e.g. Illegitimate (2016) by Adrian Sitaru
nominated by: Romanian Film Promotion

Milan Stojanovic
SENSE Production
e.g. Barbarians (2014) by Ivan Ikic
nominated by: Film Center Serbia

Bostjan Ikovic
Arsmedia d.o.o.
e.g. Comedy Of Tears (2015) by Marko Sosic
nominated by: Slovenian Film Centre

Pedro Hernandez Santos
Aquí y Allí Films
e.g. Magical Girl (2014) by Carlos Vermut
nominated by: Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain)

Frida Bargo
B-Reel Films
e.g. A Serious Game (2016) by Pernilla August
nominated by: Swedish Film Institute

Joël Jent
Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG
e.g. Iraqi Odyssey (2014) by Samir
nominated by: Swiss Films

United Kingdom
Lucas Ochoa
Pulse Films
e.g. American Honey (2016) by Andrea Arnold
nominated by: British Council


Source: http://www.efp-online.com/en/news/2016/EFP_presents_2016_edition_of_PRODUCERS_ON_THE_MOVE.php

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