Estonian Film Foundation

The Estonian Film Foundation (Estonian: Eesti Filmi Sihtasutus, also Estonian Film Institute (Estonian: Eesti Filmi Instituut)) is Estonia's public film funding organization financed from the state budget of the Republic of Estonia. Founded in 1997 by the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the foundation finances and promotes film productions where at least one of the participating producers is an independent Estonian production company. It establishes and develops international film contacts and supports the training of Estonian filmmakers and maintains the Estonian film database EFIS.[1][2][3]


Estonia is a member of European Film Promotion, Media Plus, European Audiovisual Observatory, and Eurimages.