Distribution support

Distribution support shall be allocated:
a) to support the distribution in Estonian cinemas of long domestic or long minority co-production feature, animation and documentary films;
b) to support the distribution in Estonian cinemas of collection of domestic short films and short animation films;
c) to support film distribution companies that intermediate programmes of European art-house films and of youth and children's films, provided that the programme consists of at least 4 (four) films;
d) to produce Estonian subtitles for the hard-of-hearing and audio-descriptions for the visually impaired.
A legal entity whose principal activity is the production and/or distribution of films has the right to apply for distribution support. The applicant has to be entered in the Estonian Business Register before the payment is made.

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“A Winner is Seen at the Start” wins the 2021 edition of When East Meets West

The Kazakh project “A Winner is seen at the Start” is the winner of the 5.000 EUR Film Center Serbia Award at the 11th edition of When East Meets West. The debut film of the writer-director Zhannat Alshanova is produced by  Yevgeniya Moreva for Almaty-based Steppe by Steppe. The story follows 19-year-old Mila, who joins an experimental swimming school, but after the death of a teammate, a series of revelations come to light. The film also received the Pop Up Film Residency Award, and Alshanova was also crowned with the European Women’s Audiovisual Network Award for the Best Woman Director, which was given out for the fifth year in a row at WEMW.
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