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Entrepreneurs launch Estonia’s first private film investment fund

Estonia-based film development and production company Tallifornia has launched the first private film investment fund in the country, with at least 15 equity investments in Estonian and foreign movie projects planned within the next four years. Initiated by start-up entrepreneur Rain Rannu, the founder of mobile payments company Fortumo, the …

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Estonian artist Konrad Mägi’s painting sells for a record price in Sweden

Estonian artist Konrad Mägi’s painting “Rome” sold for €302,000 at the Swedish auction house, Bukowskis – a new record for Estonian art. Mägi’s “Rome” was on the auction for an estimated price of €35,000, but its hammer price exceeded the estimate for almost ten times. The painting had once belonged …

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Estonian soprano Maria Valdmaa sings 17th century Scottish songs

Estonian soprano Maria Valdmaa and Finnish viola da gamba player Mikko Perkola collaborated on performing a selection of songs from John Forbes’ “Songs and Fancies”, published in Aberdeen in 1662 and the first book of secular music published in Scotland in the 17th century; the record was featured on BBC Radio …

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Arvo Pärt receives the Grand Cross of Merit from Germany

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The order was formally issued by the German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and presented to Pärt by the German ambassador to Estonia, Christiane Hohmann. “The award is in recognition of and gratitude to Arvo …

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Estonian film “A Most Exquisite Man” wins the grand prix award at the Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Estonian director Jonas Taul’s debut film, titled “A Most Exquisite Man”, won the grand prix award – a Golden Gunnar – at the Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Norway. The animation film, targeted at adults, tells a story of “a most exquisite man”, who has “fantastic abilities, incomprehensible talent”, he could …

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Estonia submits “On the Water” for the foreign language Oscar consideration

The Estonian Film Institute has selected “On the Water”, a coming-of-age story directed by a veteran filmmaker Peeter Simm, as the country’s nomination for Best International Feature Film Academy Award. The story of “On the Water” is based on the book of the same name by Estonian writer Olavi Ruitlane, who also wrote …

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Pictures: The ten most important Estonian buildings of the 20th century, as chosen by the architects

The Union of Estonian Architects celebrated its 100th anniversary by selecting the country’s ten most important architectural objects of the century. The list of the most important buildings from an architectural perspective was announced at the union’s 100th anniversary gala event on 8 October. Andro Mänd, the president of the …

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Research conference to analyse Arvo Pärt’s work

The Arvo Pärt Centre – the Estonian composer’s personal archive and information and music centre in Laulasmaa, Estonia – and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre are holding a free international research conference dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s work and the cultural context surrounding it. The conference, “Arvo Pärt – …

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The Baltic Assembly Literature Prize awarded posthumously to Vahur Afanasjev

The Baltic Assembly Prize in Literature was awarded to the late Estonian writer, Vahur Afanasjev (1979-2021), for his novel “Serafima and Bogdan” – a story about Old Believers: Russians who fled to Estonia because of religious persecution. The jury noted the story of “Serafima and Bogdan” painted a vivid picture of the …

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