The Estonian Film Institute hands out its first aid support of the year

In the first round of production support and minority co-production support of 2019, the Estonian Film Institute (EFI) distributed 1.32 million euros.


New Documentary Workshop „Ice and Fire Docs“ invites participants!

The new creative documentary workshop „Ice and Fire Docs“ for Estonian and Finnish filmmakers is a joint initiative of the Estonian Documentary Guild, the Estonian Film Institute and the European Documentary Network. It was announced at the festival DocPoint Tallinn.


The development award for co-productions between Italy and the Baltic States

The development award for co-productions between Italy and the Baltic States was created in November 2018 on the basis of an agreement entered into between Italy and the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).



EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the ten best up-and-coming actors from Europe who will be honoured at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019.


Wide Baltic Focus at 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

The 60th edition of the Nordic Film Days will take place in Lübeck, Germany from October 30 to November 11, 2018. The festival will celebrate the centenaries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with a wide program of new and classic films from the region.


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.


Estonia Sends a Drama About Fatherhood to Join the Oscar Race

 The Estonian submission to the U.S. Film Academy Foreign Language Oscar is Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo’s drama Take It or Leave It.


A Record Number of Estonian Animation Film Will Screen in Hiroshima in Honor of Estonia 100

From August 23-27, the Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival program will show a record number of Estonian animation films in honor of the Estonia 100 program, making this the largest Estonian animation focus in the world.


EFI Supports a Crime Drama and a Children’s Through Short Series Development Measure

The Estonian Film Institute’s (EFI) freshest initiative - support for developing screenplays for TV mini-series - gave its first round of support to the suspenseful crime drama “The Deep” and the children’s series “The Secret Society of Souptown And Cucumber Mafia”


RIGA IFF call for entries: Children's Film Project Pitching Forum

The next edition of the Riga International Film festival's Forum, an annual pitching forum and co-production platform for children's film creators, will be taking place from October 18-19, 2018.


The call for applications for the ACE Nordic Training Days is now open

Deadline: 2nd of July 2018


Krakow Film Festival Celebrates Estonian Centennial with Large-Scale Estonian Focus

The Krakow Film Festival has chosen Estonia as its country of focus in honor of the Republics 100thanniversary. The program begins on May 27thand includes six documentary films and an animation program of student films from the Estonian Academy of Arts curated by Priit and Olga Pärn. The focus also includes a conference on the production opportunities and film landscape in Estonia. The festival ends on June 3rd.


Baltic Film History Conference to Take Place in Wiesbaden

The goEast film festival will take place in Wiesbaden, Germany from 18-24. This edition of the festival also includes a large-scale Baltic Film History Conference. The event will bring many film classics to the screen as well as present in-depth discussions about the film history and identity of the Baltic States.


Baltic Focus at the Stuttgart Animation Film Festival

The 25thStuttgart International Festival of Animation Films will take place at the end of April and screen a program of animation films dedicated to the centennial of the three Baltic States.


Lauri Lagle's debut feature coming soon

Karina and Martin are in a relationship where everyday life flows in an effortlessly accustomed way and no small misbehaviors can shake it’s rush. Life is good. Perhaps it’s this perfection and frequent patterns that make them finally pose a question - is everything to be expected in life?