Enterprise Estonia has provided over 600,000 euros from the European Regional Development Fund to a cluster of motion picture studios that aim to turn Estonia into a major exporter of aftereffects and post-production services.
Initiated by the Estonian Digital Center, the cluster consists of 13 film industry companies.
“In 2009 the research company PeacefulFish conducted an international cost-benefit analysis that concluded that a film industry cluster would be expedient and have economic benefits for Estonia,” said Enterprise Estonia’s cluster program coordinator, Tiiu Evert.
“The main focus of the cluster is on post-production of films for countries along the Baltic Sea. Companies, research institutions and organizations who organize into clusters find it easier to develop cooperation, increasing the export turnover of the creative industries and increasing companies’ competitiveness.”
The vision for 2020 is to be the largest film production service exporter country in the region.
The Black Nights Film Festival and one of the country’s best-known animation studios, Joonisfilm, are among the most widely known names in the cluster.
A total of 4.5 million euros has been provided by Enterprise Estonia for 11 full clusters so far.