06.02.2020

The Estonian Film Institute (EFI) supports Estonian feature films with 1.8 million euros and minority co-productions with 320,000 euros.

EFI supported production of domestic feature films with 1.8 million euros in the first round of 2020 production support funding, going to three features.

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23.01.2020

The popularity of Estonian film continued to rise in 2019

The popularity of Estonian film continued to rise in 2019 compared to the healthy climb a year earlier and sales reached 847,960 tickets with box office returns of 4,858,181 euros.

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09.01.2020

EFP EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2020

EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the ten best up-and-coming actresses and actors from Europe during the Berlin International Film Festival 2020.

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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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