Estonian Film Industry Cluster (Estonian Film Commission) was a public entity that aimed at marketing Estonia as an undiscovered European film location to foreign producers, focusing on low to mid-budget film and TV productions from Europe, Russia and Asia.
 
The Estonian Film Industry Cluster was established in November 2012. It was financed by European Regional Development Fund via Enterprise Estonia, the country’s enterprise and export support agency, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Film Institute and the City of Tallinn. The budget for 3 years was around 860,000 EUR.
The Estonian Film Industry Cluster was officially rolled out during the 2012 Cannes International Film Market under the brand FilmEstonia.eu.
 
The principal purpose of the Film Cluster was to promote Estonia as a destination for film shoots and other audio-visual content production. FilmEstonia.eu provided location-scouting services, offered producers and directors scouting trips to the country, channelled contacts and facilitated what few official procedures there are in place. 

The key aim of kicking off a local incentive production fund for foreign productions from 2013 was realized in March 2013 by establishing Viru Film Fund.
 
In 2015, the Film Cluster continues its existence as Estonian Film Commission under Estonian Film Institute. 
FilmEstonia continues to be one of the most important promotional tools marketing Estonia as an undiscovered European film location to foreign producers.





Estonian Film Institute
commissioner@filmi.ee
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