03.12.2019

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).

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27.11.2019

The largest film industry centre in the region will be built in Paljassaare by 2022

The most modern film industry centre in the region, which will be built as a cooperative project of the City of Tallinn and Tallinn Film Wonderland, was introduced yesterday in Tallinn.

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22.08.2019

For the first time two films from Estonia are competing for Oscars

A special committee led by Estonian Film Institute (EFI) has voted for submitting a national epic Truth and Justice, adapted and directed by Tanel Toom, as the candidate for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. In addition, for the first time, Estonia is also represented by a documentary feature due to the automatic submission right given by the Karlovy Vary festival win for Ksenia Okhapkina’s Immortal.

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09.07.2019

Estonian films win two prizes at Karlovy Vary film festival

The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), held from June 28th through July 6th, had two wins in store for Estonian films: with the world premiere at KVIFF, the documentary feature Immortal by Ksenija Okhapkina won the Grand Prix for the best documentary, and feature film Scandinavian Silence by Martti Helde won Europa Cinemas Label prize.

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19.06.2019

Estonian Films to showcase in China

The programme of the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), taking place from 15th through 24th of June, will showcase as many as six Estonian films.

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03.04.2019

Estonian films at the biggest European animation film festival

Estonia presents seven short films at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Three films will be screened in the short film main competition programme and one film in the special programme. In addition, the festival included three student shorts for screening.

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20.03.2019

The deadline of documentary workshop „Ice and Fire Docs“ is approaching!

The submission deadline for the new creative documentary workshop „Ice and Fire Docs“ for Estonian and Finnish filmmakers is March 25, 2019. The workshop is a joint initiative of the Estonian Documentary Guild, the Estonian Film Institute and the European Documentary Network.

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05.03.2019

Baltic Shorts Residency: open call for short film scripts

Submissions are now being accepted for the Baltic short film script development residency “Baltic Shorts Residency”. This new initiative is dedicated to the filmmakers from the Baltic countries who are willing to dive deep into the writing process along with professional consultations.

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12.02.2019

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.

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01.02.2019

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.

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27.12.2018

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).

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11.12.2018

The EFP EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2019

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.

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31.10.2018

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.

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18.09.2018

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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17.08.2018

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.

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