Estonian film

Estonian Tiina Mälberg wins the best actress award in Spain

At the ImagineIndia International Film Festival in Madrid, Spain, Estonian Tiina Mälberg won the best actress award for her role in the Kadri Kõusaar-directed movie, “Mother”. Inspired by the radio series Coma – made by the Irish filmmaker, Kevin McCann – Kõusaar’s darkly comic thriller “Mother” centres on a woman, played by …

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Estonia’s “November” picks up the Best Cinematography award at Tribeca

The Estonian film, “November”, has won the Best Cinematography award in the International Narrative Feature Film category at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The award was handed over by the American actors, Alessandro Nivola and Willem Dafoe, on behalf of the jury. “We were particularly impressed by the …

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Estonian film “November” will be released to cinemas in the US and Canada

US film company Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to the Estonian film, “November”, which will be released in cinemas later this year. Oscilloscope, an independent US film company, acquired the rights just before “November” had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on 24 April. “November is …

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A new documentary highlights the challenges facing Kihnu island

The Estonian island of Kihnu, famous for its distinctive identity and traditional costumes, faces population decline and a new documentary, Meite Kodo (Our Home), draws attention to these issues. Kihnu is a well-known island among Estonians, partly for its odd yet very interesting traditions, the inhabitants’ sense of strong community …

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Estonian culture introduced in three Hungarian cities

A week full of Estonian cultural events is taking place from 14-26 March in three Hungarian cities – Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged. For the tenth time already, the Estonian Institute brings the latest highlights in the country’s cultural scene to Hungary. For those unaware, the two countries share linguistic connection …

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Estonian film “November” selected for Tribeca screening

Estonian movie “November”, based on Andrus Kivirähk’s novel “Rehepapp”, has been selected to compete in the International Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. “November”, directed and written by Estonian film director Rainer Sarnet, was co-produced by Estonia, the Netherlands and Poland, and debuted in the domestic market …

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The EstDocs Film Festival – upcycling stories about wolves, fashion and politics

The EstDocs Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, celebrated its twelfth year of delivering a 360-degree perspective on Estonian history, politics, arts and culture. Documentaries explored the creative process and spirit, as well as a deep connection to land and nature. The master plan This year, the audiences in Toronto …

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The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ties art and industry together as it celebrates its 20th year

In the cold and dark Estonian November evenings, the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF, for short, in Estonian) lends its helping hand to those who seek escapism from a world that appears to grow more unstable by the hour. From 11-27 November, the cinemas in Tallinn and Tartu screen over …

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The EstDocs film festival returns to Toronto

EstDocs, the film festival featuring top documentary filmmaking talent from Estonia and around the world, offers screenings in the expat-heavy city of Toronto. For already the twelfth year in a row, Toronto is hosting EstDocs – an audience festival and juried competition featuring films that have a connection to Estonia. The roster of …

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