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Tallinn Black Nights Film Fest


 

19 November - 5 December 2010, Tallinn, Estonia

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held in the historic city of Tallinn, Estonia is one of the largest and most prestigious film events in Eastern Europe. This year's 14th edition runs from 19 November to 5 December, where the Festival will screen over 300 films, host several professional sidebar events and also serve as the venue for the European Film Awards on 4 December.


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Tallinn Black Nights Festival revealed the international competition programmes

13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF 26 november, 6 December) announced the competition programme.
The festival will open with the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

EurAsia competition programme which takes place sixth year presents 21 movies.

Official competition programme EurAsia:

 

MOON / Dir: Duncan Jones / Great Britain
NEM VAGYOK A BARATOD / I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND / Dir: György Palfi / Hungary
ENTER THE VOID / Dir: Gaspar Noe / France, Germany
KASI AZ KORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH / NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS / Dir: Bahman Ghobadi / Iran
KUKI NINGYO / AIR DOLL / Dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda / Japan
ALTIPLANO / Dir: Peter Brosens, Jessica Hope Woodworth / Belgium, Germany, Dutch
MELODIYA DLYA SHARMANKI / THE MELODY FOR A STREET ORGAN /Dir: Kira Muratova / Ukraina
LOURDES / Dir: Jessica Hausner / Austria, France, Germany
AHASIN WETEI / BETWEEN TWO WORLDS / Dir: Vimukthi Jayasundara / Sri Lanka
AJAMI / Dir: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani / Germany, Israel
DAS LIED VON DEN ZWEI PFERDEN / TWO HORSES OF DSCHINGIS KHAN/ Dir: Byambasuren Davaa / Germany
CHAQUE JOUR EST UNE FETE / EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY / Dir: Dima El-Horr / France, Germany, Lebanon
KELIN / Dir: Yermek Tursunov / Kazakhstan
ENGELEN / THE ANGEL / Dir: Margreth Olin / Norway, Sweden, Finland
KIM SSI PYO RYU GI / CASTAWAY ON THE MOON / Dir: Lee Hey-jun / South-Korea
JANALA / THE WINDOW / Dir: Buddhadev Dasgupta / India
ZANAN-E BEDUN-E MARDAN / WOMEN WITHOUT MEN / Dir: Shirin Neshat / France, Germany, Austria
POSTIA PAPPI JAAKOBILLE / LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB / Dir: Klaus Härö / Finland
REWERS / THE REVERSE / Dir: Borys Lankosz / Poland
NUNTA IN BESARABIA / WEDDING IN BESSARABIA / Dir: Napoleon Helmis / Romania, Moldavia, Luxembourg
BRODERSKAB / BROTHERHOOD / Dir: Nicolo Donato / Danmark

Lourdes

 

EurAsia competition programme is adjudged by international jury: Rain Tolk (Estonia), Aleksandr Rodnianski (Russia); André Gago (Portugal); Xavier Capellas (Spain); Francine Brücher (Switzerland); Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Thailand); and Anu Lamp (Estonia).

The jury will award the Grand Prix (10,000 Euros from the city of Tallinn) for Best Film, give awards for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, and also a Special Jury Award.

The jury for the Tridens Baltic feature film competition, held for the second time, includes Chankit Chamnivikaipong (Thailand); Leon van der Merve (Republic of South Africa); and Uldis Cekulis (Latvia).

DUBURYS / VORTEX / Dir: Gytis Luksas / Lithuania
PANGARÖÖV / BANK ROBBERY / Dir: Andrus Tuisk / Estonia
ARTIMOS SVIESOS / LOW LIGHTS / Dir: Ignas Miskinis / Lithuania, Germany
BURATINO / BURATINO, SON OF PINOCCHIO / Dir: Rasmus Merivoo / Estonia, Russia
DETSEMBRIKUUMUS / DECEMBER HEATH / Dir: Asko Kase / Estonia
VASHA / Dir: Hannu Salonen / Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Germany
DISKO JA TUUMASÕDA / DISCO AND ATOMIC WAR / Dir: Jaak Kilmi / Estonia, Finland
SOOVIDEPUU / THE WISH TREE / Dir: Liina Paakspuu / Estonia
MEDIBAS / THE HUNT / Dir: Andis Miziss / Latvia

 

The jury will give the Tridens Baltic Film Award to the best Baltic film (5,000 Euros) and the Scottish Leader Estonian Film Award to the best Estonian feature film (50,000 kroons).

 

For the first time will take place North American independent films competition program with 10 films from USA and Canada.

DON'T LET ME DROWN / Dir: Cruz Angeles
PAPER HEART / Dir: Nicholas Jasenovec
... MAMAN EST CHEZ LE COIFFEUR / MOMMY IS AT THE HAIRDRESSER'S / Dir: Léa Pool
LA DONATION / THE LEGACY / Dir: Bernard Emond
SORRY, THANKS / Dir: Dia Sokol
YOU WON'T MISS ME / Dir: Ry Russo-Young
THE EXPLODNG GIRL / Dir: Bradley Rust Gray
THE PERFECT AGE OF ROCK 'N' ROLL / Dir: Scott D. Rosenbaum
(UNTITLED) / Dir: Jonathan Parker
PETER AND VANDY / Dir: Jay DiPietro

These are adjudged by a jury of European filmdistributors - Leslie Vuchot (France, Hanway Films), Boris Shulman (Ukraina, Maywin Media) and Timo Diener (Estonia, Forum Cinemas). The prize is a distributionright in European countries.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) will launch a new regional cinema and audiovisual market Black Market Industry Screenings.  A pilot will take place this autumn from 30th of November to 3rd of December 2009 with up to 48 industry screenings mainly focusing on the new films from the neighbouring regions and smaller film industry countries: Central and Eastern European countries, Nordic countries, Russia and countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Romania, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyztan, Tadjikistan. The traditional Baltic Event screenings, now organised in cooperation with Black Market Industry Screenings, will show the newest features from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

 

13th Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) takes place during 12th Novemeber - 6th Decemeber. Additionally to traditional PÖFF towns Tallinn and Tartu, some PÖFF movies are also presented in Narva, Jõhvi, Viljandi, Kärdla and first time also in Kuressaare and Valga.

Additional information and programme can be found in festival's webpage http://www.poff.ee/.

Tickets will be on sale from 20th November in all Piletilevi ticket counters.

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