01.10.2020

Elron to take films from Tallinn to Tartu, Valga, Koidula, Narva, and Viljandi

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The special programme Train Film of the "Kino maale" film festival will be screened from 5 to 25 October on five of Elron’s trains travelling on the Tallinn-Tartu-Valga, Tallinn-Tartu-Koidula, Tallinn-Viljandi, and Tallinn-Narva lines. Train Film is the world’s first and a unique way of showing films during a festival – this year, the special programme of train films offers a cross-section of the nine short film programmes of "Kino maale", focusing on German cinematography.

“Experimenting with new smart solutions, the Kino Maale film festival has created a special festival programme that for the first time is called Train Film or Festival on Rails, which will be screened on five of Elron’s long-distance trains on three weeks in October,” Mariis Adamberg, Elron’s Marketing and Communications Manager pointed out. She explained that as throughout history, trains have been part of filmmaking, plus up to now, lots of train passengers have been watching films on their computers during lengthier journeys, the special programme of Kino Maale will no doubt meet many passengers’ expectations for passing journey time. The technical solutions on the trains are taken care of by Ledzep Group OÜ, a long-time partner of Elron and Kino Maale.

“This year, the programme of the Kino Maale festival focuses on German cinematography. On Elron’s trains, you can experience the distinctive special programme Train Film that will give an overview of all the nine short film programmes of the Kino Maale film festival, that is, from German cinematography to the works of the Estonian animation genre jubilarians,” Indrek Jurtšenko, lead organizer of the Kino Maale film festival explained, adding that the short films will be screened on Elron’s trains to help the cinema culture reach different places of Estonia.

Anyone interested can watch longer films and screenings in their local cinema halls across Estonia, and for the first time also on Kino Maale’s website: http://kinomaale.ee/virtuaalne-kinosaal.

Kino Maale is a film festival for Estonia’s rural areas where the programmes are being showed by tens of cultural and educational institutions across Estonia, online, and free of charge for everyone.

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