Cultural Relations

Cultural relations between Estonia and Romania have been relatively reserved for many years, but recent years show promise.

  • Romanian cultural days took place in Tallinn from 10-11 September 2007.
  • On 10 June 2008 the film “Autumn Ball” (Sügisball) received an award for Mart Taniel’s camerawork at the Transylvania film festival in Romania.
  • On 20 October 2008 the first Estonian-Romanian Dictionary was published, which was compiled by Veronika and Regina Palandi. On 11 May 2010 the Estonian-Romanian dictionary was introduced in the European Parliament as a sign of the two nations integrating in the European Union
  • In March of 2011, Marianna Kaat and her film “Pit No. 8” had a successful run at the international documentary film festival One World Romania.
  • Since 2010, clean-up events as part of the “Let’s do it, World!” movement have taken place. (“Let’s Do It, Romania!”).
  • In 2013, Paavo Järvi performed on the stage of the George Enescu International Festival together with the famous Orchestre de Paris.
  • In 2015, the Romanian television channel TVR2 aired several series introducing Estonia as part of the “Cap Compass” program series.
  •  In September 2018, Andre Teede and Imre Siil red their literary works at the  Festival of the Centennial Nations’ Capitals in Bucharest.  Kirke Karja  Quartet was performing music and some Estonian movies were shown („Madness”, „The last relic”, “”Dead Mountaineer’s” Hotel”).
  • In September 2018 Estonian Marcel Kits won the First Prize of the Cello Section at the George Enescu International Competition 2018.
  • The Anim’est International Animation Film Festival in Bucharest focused in 2019 on Estonia. At the 14th edition Animest was showing a plethora of Estonian features and shorts, also offering special programmes dedicated to well-known Estonian animators, such as Priit and Olga Pärn, Chintis Lundgren and Kaspar Jancis. Also, the Estonian Academy of Arts was this edition’s guest animation school, and various programmes explored the creations by the newest talents the country has to offer.