Statistics: Increase in full-length films being produced in Estonia

Drive-in cinema at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu.
Drive-in cinema at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu. Source: Ragnar Vutt.

According to data provided by Statistics Estonia, 29 full-length films were produced in Estonia in 2022, four more than in 2021. The number of corporate films produced in Estonia 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 the same year," Saagpakk said.

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

Number of corporate films by type, 2022. Source: Statistics Estonia

The number of corporate films produced in Estonia also increased from the year before. "1,420 corporate films were produced in 2021, increasing to 1,773 in 2022. The biggest share of these were advertising films (802) and educational films (453)," Saagpakk said. Last year, 106 music videos were also made in Estonia.

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

A total of 10,401 episodes of television programs and series were made last year, with a combined duration of 4,622 hours.

An additional 22 broadcasts or series were produced under foreign licenses. The number of films shown in Estonian cinemas in 2022 was 349. 


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