NEW BEGINNINGS - PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION OF FILMS AND DRAMA SERIES IN ESTONIA

Date: 7-8 June 2013
Venue: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School (Narva road 27, Tallinn, Estonia) and Ida-Viru County
Language: English
Participation: upon invitation only, registration required
Contact: Eha Vain, Cultural Adviser at the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia, telephone +372 627 3104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The purpose of the expert seminar is to speak about the success stories in the Nordic and Estonian film industry and to give filmmakers the opportunity for closer cooperation. Experts will also speak about financing models.

The participants of the expert seminar are invited to take part in the study visit to Ida-Viru County to see potential film sites:

Target group of the expert seminar and study trip: Nordic and Estonian film and drama series producers.

Programme

7 June 2013

Moderators: Martin Aadamsoo, Commissioner of the Estonian Film Commission & Ilmar Taska, House of Film, Creative Consultant

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WHAT DOES ESTONIA OFFER? WHY ESTONIA?
10.00

Welcome address

Berth Sundström, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia

10.05 The Estonian Film Landscape, what does Estonia offer?

Edith Sepp, Director of the Estonian Film Institute
Martin Aadamsoo, Commissioner of the Estonian Film Commission

10.25 Examples of Finnish - Estonian cooperation; The Purge based on Sofi Oksanen's award winning novel

Kristian Taska, Taska Film, CEO
Ilmar Taska, House of Film, Creative Consultant

10.40 Co-production possibilities in North Eastern Europe. What does Estonia offer?

Riina Sildos, Amrion, Producer; Baltic Event, CEO

10.55 Estonia as a gateway to third markets – examples from Russia and Asia

Pille Rünk, Allfilm, Partner & Producer
Sten-Kristian Saluveer, University of Tokyo; Tallinn Black Nights FF, Industry Director

11.15 Bang for the Buck: Estonian post production showcase

Uku Toomet, Orbital Vox Studios, CEO
Tanel Viksi, Eesti Digikeskus NGO, CTO

10.45 The three-dimensional Tartu

Ave Anniste, Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Project Majanger

12.15 Estonia – a little big nation of animation

Andrus Raudsalu, Nukufilm Studios, CEO

12.30

LUNCH

NORDIC SUCCESS STORIES
13.30 Iceland, a success story in attracting film makers?

Ari Kristinsson, Icelandic Film Centre, Project Coordinator

13.50 Norwegian producers: Secrets behind Lilyhammer, Hjem, Taxi, Øyevitne, Mammon
The discussion is lead by Jan Erik Holst, Executive Editor of the Norwegian Film Institute

Tone Rønning
Pål Nissen
Elisabeth Tangen
Vegard Stenberg Eriksen

15.10 Finnish experience. Co-production and filming in Estonia – past, present and future

Kai Nordberg, Making Movies OY, CEO & Producer
Camilla O'Connor, Making Movies OY, Production Manager

15.30 Success story from Sweden: "The Bridge"

Gunnar Carlsson, Anagram Film AB, CEO

15.50

How Danish film conquered the world

Peter Schepelern, University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor

18.00

RECEPTION - ESTONIAN FILM DAY PARTY