The Estonian Film Institute completed its free app for iPad and Android called Estonian Film just in time for the start of the European Film Market in Berlin on 7 February.
The cover of the first issue of the new digital magazine Estonian Film. Estonian Film is an English-language digital magazine meant first and foremost for film professionals, but any film fans in Estonia or abroad can download and enjoy the magazine. The digital magazine can be found in the iTunes store or be downloaded from the Estonian Film Institute's website www.efsa.ee/apps.
The cover story of the first issue of the magazine is about the world's first full-length 3D puppet opera, "Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: An Odd Love Story", which hits Estonian cinemas on 8 March, and its director Mait Laas. The issue also includes interviews with directors Ilmar Raag, Hardi Volmer, and Kadri Kõusaar and producer Anneli Ahven, all of whose newest films will be shown during the European Film Market taking place in Berlin from 7-15 February.
In addition, the issue includes news about Estonian films that are currently in the works, an overview of the Estonian film music website www.filmmusic.ee, and a look at the past year in film, including the events of Estonian film's 100th anniversary and various film-related statistics. All stories in the issue are illustrated with various supplementary materials, film trailers, and a colour photo gallery.
The distributor of the Estonian Film app is the Estonian Film Institute. The magazine was designed by Profimeedia and the technical side was handled by Digira.
The second issue of the magazine will appear in May of this year prior to the Cannes Film Festival and Film Market.
Estonian Film App Released