National Currency: Euro
Membership: EU, NATO, OECD, Schengen area
Language: Estonian, other languages such as English, Russian and Finnish are also widely spoken
Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours
Climate: temperate and mild, characterised by warm summers and fairly severe winters. The weather is often breezy and humid due to the proximity of the Baltic Sea. Seasons in Estonia vary widely
Average daily temperature: annual mean +7.6 °C, in January –0.8 °C, in July +16.1 °C (2015)
Hours of sunlight: winter 5-6 hours, summer up to 19 hours a day
Nature: 50% of the Estonian territory is covered by forest
Permits: easily obtained
STUDIOS & EQUIPMENT
FilmEstonia cash-rebate refunds up to 30 percent of local production costs depending on the degree of involvment of local professionals or spend in Estonia.
FilmEstonia will allocate support for the production or post-production of full-length feature films, full-lenght animation films, short animation films, animation series, quality television series or documentary films.
The rebate fund is open to applications from legal entities registered in Estonia whose main area of activity is the production of audiovisual works and whose partner is a foreign film production company.