Estonia

Estonian Academy of Arts' Animation MA programme is hosting online Open House event on 13th January 2022.

Sander Joon has finished the rally-themed short animation Sierra. Here's the trailer and the new making-of video behind the scenes.

Estonian Kaspar Jancis has a new animation short Cosmonaut.

Sander Joon presens online his animation short Sounds Good, where a boom operator is trying to record the sound of mushrooms.

 Two talented independent animators from Croatia/ Estonia, Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tšinakov, talk to our Zippy Frames contributor Kropka during Annecy Festival.

The new Estonian/Latvian family film will be in In the run-up to the 42nd edition of Generation programme.

The Estonian (former Animated Dreams Festivals) PÖFF Shorts announced its selection results for the 2018 edition.

Estonian animator and scholar Ülo Pikkov successfully defended his PhD thesis on Eastern European Animation.

The French film Stockholm and Swiss/Israeli film Travelogue were also standouts of the second student competition programme of Annecy Festival 2018.

A film easy to like and harder to cherish. Review for the stop-motion Estonian feature film, Captain Morten and the Spider Queen.

A lot of anticipation surrounds the upcoming stop-motion Estonian feature film, Captain Morten and the Spider Queen. Watch the trailer.

Information on 2017 Estonian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Estonia.

Official name of country:

Estonia

Population:

1.3 million

Gross domestic product (GDP):

15.9 million € (2016)

        FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

Official name:

Estonian Film Institute

Address:

Uus 3, Tallinn, 10111

Webpage:

www.filmi.ee

Chief executive:

Edith Sepp

Public funding available in €:

9,217,453 € (EFI support)

Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

N/A

Average production budget in €:

 

- For short animated film:

200,000 €

- For feature animated film:

3.2 million €

- For episode of animated TV series:

N/A

Tax incentives:

Yes

Tax incentives percentage:

N/A

Regional funds for animation:

No

Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

Yes

NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

Official name:

ERR

Address:

Gonsiori 27, Tallinn

Webpage:

www.err.ee

Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

Marje Jurtshenko

Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

No special budget for that

Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

No special budget for that

Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

ERR is not producing animation

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

3,290,750

Number of screens:

87

Average ticket price in €:

5.37 million €

Internet penetration rate:

N/A

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:

2012-2016: 40 feature films

- Number of 100% national films:

5 (2016)

- Number of minority co-productions:

3

- Number of majority co-productions:

3

Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

20 (2015-2017)

- Number of 100% national films:

N/A

- Number of minority co-productions:

N/A

- Number of majority co-productions:

N/A

Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

N/A

EDUCATION

Number of animation schools:

1

Number of animation companies:

12

Association of animated film:

 

- Official name:

Estonian Animation Union

- Webpage:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Chief executive:

Rao Heidmets

ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

Number of animation film festivals:

PÖFF shorts

Festival webpages:

www.poff.ee

TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

N/A

 

Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Estonia

 

 

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