More and more full-length films are being produced in Estonia

Posted on 25 October 2023, 8:00

According to Statistics Estonia, 29 full-length films were produced in Estonia in 2022. This is four more than in 2021. The number of corporate films has also increased, with a total of 1,773 made last year.

Sigrid Saagpakk, analyst at Statistics Estonia, said that, compared with 2021, the number of domestic films shown in Estonian cinemas has risen as well. “12 feature films and 13 documentaries were produced in 2022 and screened in Estonian cinemas in the same year,” Saagpakk noted.

The analyst explained that a total of 45 short feature films were produced by Estonian enterprises. “This figure is unchanged from last year. The biggest drop has been in the number of short animations, with two produced in 2022, compared with 12 a year earlier,” added Saagpakk.

The number of corporate films* has also increased compared with the year before. “1,420 corporate films were produced in 2021, rising to 1,773 in 2022. The largest number of these were advertising films (802) and educational films (453),” the analyst said. Last year, 106 music videos were made.

Number of corporate films by type, 2022

In 2022, there were 425 Estonian original television broadcasts and series produced, compared with 365 in 2021.

A total of 10,401 episodes of television programmes and series were made last year, with a total duration of 4,622 hours. Under foreign licence, 22 broadcasts or series were produced. The number of films shown in cinemas in 2022 was 349. 

*Corporate films include all advertising, promotional and educational films as well as music videos.

The data used were obtained from the Estonian Film Institute, the NGO Estonian Film Database, and collected through a survey conducted by Statistics Estonia. 

More detailed data have been published in the statistical database.

See also the section on cinema and film production.

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For further information:

Helen Maria Raadik
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Statistics Estonia
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