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Country profile: Estonia

Country profile: Estonia

27 December 2020

The fifth edition of the European Genre Forum gets ready to kick off its Zagreb event

Industry / Market - Croatia/Estonia/Netherlands

The fifth edition of the European Genre Forum gets ready to kick off its Zagreb event

The teams behind seven genre projects from six countries will take part in the online Producing Lab, coinciding with the Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, from 1-3 July  

01 July 2021

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event launches brand-new TV Beats Co-Financing Market

Black Nights 2021 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event launches brand-new TV Beats Co-Financing Market

The market for drama series is looking for projects in development, primarily from the Baltic Sea countries and Scandinavia, but is also open to filmmakers looking to collaborate with the region  

23 June 2021

Afterparty wins the MIDPOINT HBO Europe Award at Tallinn Black Nights

MIDPOINT 2020

Afterparty wins the MIDPOINT HBO Europe Award at Tallinn Black Nights

The last stop of the six-month training course was rounded off by the Season Finale pitching presentation of the nine participating projects  

27 November 2020

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event hand out their awards

Black Nights 2020 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event/Awards

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event hand out their awards

Zeynep Dadak has won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, while the Post Production Award was split between Kalev and Nuucha  

27 November 2020

Seven international projects showcased at Industry@Tallinn Works in Progress

Black Nights 2020 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Seven international projects showcased at Industry@Tallinn Works in Progress

With a special focus on Russia and inviting mainly first-time feature directors, the initiative presented its line-up entirely online  

26 November 2020

REPORT: Baltic Event Works in Progress 2020

Black Nights 2020 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

REPORT: Baltic Event Works in Progress 2020

We take a closer look at the projects presented at this year's online edition of Tallinn's Baltic Event Works in Progress  

26 November 2020

MIDPOINT showcases its nine TV Launch projects at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT showcases its nine TV Launch projects at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

The TV projects will end their six-month cycle of training and development with the Season Finale, a tailor-made online pitching session  

18 November 2020

Tallinn's digital Baltic Event announces its selection

Black Nights 2020 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Tallinn's digital Baltic Event announces its selection

A total of nineteen projects will be showcased at the Baltic Event Co-Production Market, which will be held online this year  

09 November 2020

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event reveals its Works in Progress projects

Black Nights 2020 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event reveals its Works in Progress projects

18 films in production or post-production will be presented at the online Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works in Progress sessions in November  

30 October 2020

The Estonian government backs the local film sector with an additional €3 million

Industry / Market - Estonia

The Estonian government backs the local film sector with an additional €3 million

The provision is part of a wider aid package aimed at helping the country’s cultural and creative industries  

07 October 2020

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event goes digital

Black Nights 2020 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event goes digital

The industry platform affiliated to Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has announced that will run entirely online in November while the festival aims for a digital consistent presence  

14 August 2020

The European Genre Forum announces its 2020 selection

Industry / Market - Croatia/Estonia

The European Genre Forum announces its 2020 selection

Eight projects have been selected to attend the two talent labs that will be hosted in Zagreb and Tallinn  

10 July 2020

The Estonian Film Institute adopts its first measures to fight the COVID-19 crisis

Industry / Market - Estonia

The Estonian Film Institute adopts its first measures to fight the COVID-19 crisis

The Baltic film agency has published a series of mitigation and compensation measures aimed at supporting the industry during these difficult times  

14 May 2020

Fight or fright? That is the question at Haapsalu

HOFF 2020

Fight or fright? That is the question at Haapsalu

The Estonian genre festival, which moved online due to the pandemic, addressed the COVID-shaped elephant in the room during an interactive panel  

11 May 2020

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Croatia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania/Slovenia

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Under the "Big Stories from Small Countries" banner, the desks will make four MEDIA-supported films available to audiences in their territories, free of charge for 48 hours  

06 May 2020

The Estonian Film Industry Cluster calls for additional support to combat the state of emergency

Industry / Market - Estonia

The Estonian Film Industry Cluster calls for additional support to combat the state of emergency

Cluster leaders are demanding the implementation of four main measures aimed at protecting Estonia's film industry  

10 April 2020

Estonian films verging on securing one-quarter of the local market

Box Office - Estonia

Estonian films verging on securing one-quarter of the local market

2019 was another successful year for Estonian productions, with increased box-office returns, while Truth and Justice has proven to be the most-watched film since Estonia’s independence  

29 January 2020

Promising prospects at Baltic Event Works in Progress

Black Nights 2019 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Promising prospects at Baltic Event Works in Progress

Ten new films in production were presented at this year’s edition of the industry event during the Black Nights Film Festival  

03 December 2019

Eight new international projects presented at Industry@Tallinn Works in Progress

Black Nights 2019 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Eight new international projects presented at Industry@Tallinn Works in Progress

Eight films in production from around the world made their way to the Industry@Tallinn International Works in Progress line-up  

03 December 2019

Black Nights announces its Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event award winners

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Black Nights announces its Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event award winners

After a week of various industry activities, the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for the best project among the line-up of 18 has been given to The Great Match by Filip Syczynski  

02 December 2019

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 awaits its next projects

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 awaits its next projects

The programme is open to creative teams developing their upcoming long- or short-form TV series, with the deadline set for 31 January 2020  

21 November 2019

Three different works in progress line-ups to be introduced in Tallinn

Black Nights 2019 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Three different works in progress line-ups to be introduced in Tallinn

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have revealed their respective works in progress, while Just Film is set to present upcoming children’s and youth film projects for the first time  

08 November 2019

Tallinn reveals its Baltic Event line-up

Black Nights 2019 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Tallinn reveals its Baltic Event line-up

Nineteen new projects will be presented at the Baltic Event Co-Production Market in Tallinn this November  

23 October 2019

MIDPOINT Writers' Room focuses on the TV writing experience

MIDPOINT 2019

MIDPOINT Writers' Room focuses on the TV writing experience

The new TV writing-focused programme aims to simulate the experience of an actual writers’ room, while TV Launch is expanding its partnerships with Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event  

06 August 2019

Truth and Justice becomes Estonia’s most-watched movie

Box office – Estonia

Truth and Justice becomes Estonia’s most-watched movie

The screen adaptation of Estonia’s seminal literary classic has broken national admissions and box-office records  

21 March 2019

The Little Comrade is the biggest Estonia 100 box-office draw of 2018

Box office – Estonia

The Little Comrade is the biggest Estonia 100 box-office draw of 2018

It has been a groundbreaking year, with domestic admissions up over 50% on 2017 and a noteworthy 15% market share held by Estonian films  

08 January 2019

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