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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the complete lineup of Official Selection

  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF announces the full lineup of its major international competition programme, the Official Selection, adding eleven titles to the previously announced eight. The selection sees an addition of five European films, including the world premieres of th...

Alex Winter's TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN - international premiere at Black Nights Film Festival Nov 21

SingularDTV's  TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN:  international premiere  at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival         International premiere Wed Nov 21, 4:30 pm, Coca-Cola Plaza cinema, Tallinn Additional screenings ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils seven First Feature Competition entries

  Tallinn Black Nights has announced the first seven films that will be competing in the First Feature Competition programme of the festival, a section dedicated to screening the first feature-length films of the directors. The announced selection includes five films from Europe with the Lithuania-Finland co-production Sasha Was Here, directed by Ernestas Jankauskas, having its world premiere at the festival. Set during the span of one day, the story tells about a young cou...

Industry@Tallinn's Preliminary programme announced

INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME This years programme offers: a series of conference and panel programmes on film marketing and distribution, International and Baltic works in progress screenings, ...

Script Pool Tallinn welcomes TV projects and teams up with MIDPOINT

  SCRIPT POOL TALLINN TEAMS WITH MIDPOINT Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event will team up with the Czech MIDPOINT TVLaunch programme to develop and support new TV drama projects and talents. MIDPOINT was conceived at renowned FAMU Prague in 2010 with the aim of strengthening the creative coll...

Tartu Love Film Festival announces full lineup

The 13th Tartu Love Film Festival, organised by the team at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, has announced its full lineup, consisting of 11 features and three documentaries, including the Baltic premiere of the Berlinale Gold Bear winner, provoking docu-feature hybrid Touch Me Not, directed by Adina Pintilie. Tartu Love Film Festival aka TARTUFF, running from the 13th until the 18th August, is the biggest open-air film festival in the Baltics. It occupies the Town Hall Square o...

Baltic Event is accepting project submissions for the Co-Production Market and the POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

 The Co-Production Market runs from the 27th until the 29th of Nov and presents the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in the amount of 20 000 Euros. It provides a perfect opportunity to find financiers, co-producers and sales agents for your project during an intensive two days of pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. Projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden...

Submissions open for Script Pool Tallinn at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

SCRIPT POOL TALLINN SUBMISSION IS OPEN Entering its second year, Script Pool Tallinn is a script development competition launched at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017, awarding a 5000 Euro prize by Global Screen GmbH to one of the five writer-producer teams invited to Tallinn. Last year's participants included Andrea Pallaoro, Aleksander Kott and Shonali Bose, who won the main prize. The public pitch, open to all the attending&...

STORYTEK begins with second cohort

  Storytek_ Accelerator, founded in 2017 by private investors and Black Nights FF, has announced the participating companies in its second cohort. Storytek will also host a presentation session on the acceleration, investment and development possibilities as well as the world renowned Estonian e-residency digital ecosystem during Marche Du Film's NEXT conference programme on the 9th of May from at the Palais along with the presentation of the best of Cohort One projects an...

Baltic Preview set to become a Shorts Market

Launched in 2017 during Black Nights FF's sub-festival for shorts and animations PÖFF Shorts as a short film project showcase, Baltic Preview is set to become the first short film market in Northern Europe. The next edition, taking place from the 26th until 28th of November will see a co-operation with Torino Short Film Market that is taking place in a similar time frame. The two events are co-inviting representatives of several key short festivals and platforms. And ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and sub-festivals open submissions, with a new Baltic Film competition

  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF), Youth and Children’s Film Festival Just Film and PÖFF Shorts have opened submissions for the 2018 edition.       The 22nd edition of PÖFF, running from November 16th to December 2nd, will see a major change in one of the three competition programmes of the festival. The former Estonian Film Competition that used to be judged by the same jury as the First Feat...

Creative Gate Industry @Tallinn

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  Development Centre of Creative Industries In collaboration with creative and service sector partners, Creative Gate is developing an international platform as a gateway to film and audiovisual industry, the central export marketing channel of which is the annual Industry@Tallinn, a part of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. At the information day, the companies and representative organisations in the field will be introduced to the platform’s potential and invited...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Accreditations open

16 November – 2 December Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is the one-stop shop business summit of the Black Nights and one of the fastest growing industry platforms in the winter season. For the second consecutive year, the teams of Industry@Tallinn – the professionals-oriented branch of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – and Baltic Event – the biggest co-production market in the Baltics have joined forces to organize the biggest audiovisual industry summit in...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and sub-festivals open submissions and announce a new competition programme

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF), Youth and Children’s Film Festival Just Film and PÖFF Shorts have opened submissions for the 2018 edition. The 22nd edition of PÖFF, running from November 16th to December 2nd, will see a major change in one of the three competition programmes of the festiv...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival achieves 1 billion in online media reach for the first time

    The 21st edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) saw the festival’s global online media reach cross the one billion mark, more than doubling last year’s result. The festival had media coverage in 70 different countries. Black Nights also set a new attendance record of 80 2...

Blerta Zeqiri’s The Marriage (Martesa) wins two awards at PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

The debut film ‘The Marriage’ directed by a well-known kosovan director Blerta Zeqiri won two awards at the closing ceremony of Tallinn Black Nights on Friday 2nd of December. The film was competing on the ‘First Feature Competition’ category where among 15 other debut films, won the Fipresci Award and Special Jury Prize for the Ensemble of Cast. The director Blerta Zeqiri on the closing ceremony stated: ‘Being here in Tallinn and premiering our film here was...

Media Luna’s DIFFERENT KINDS OF RAIN wins in Tallinn

  Germany based world sales company Media Luna adds an Award to one of its freshest acquisitions: Different Kinds of Rain by Isa Prahl, winner of Best Film at the First Feature Competition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Produced by Made in Germany’s Melanie Andernach, starring two of the most acclaimed German actors, Bibiana Beglau (Silver Bear for best actress in The Legend of Rita) and Bjarne Mädel (24 Weeks, Berlinale 2016), enriched by the score of Volker B...

Industry @Tallinn December 1st

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FRIDAY, 01.12   09:00-19:00 CE MEDIA LOUNGEVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 10:00-11:30 FIND YOUR WAY IN THE WORLD OF ONLINE DISTRIBUTIONSIRIUS, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 10:00-13:00 BE CO-PRODUCTION MARKETCAPELLA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 10:00-15:15 INDUSTRY & PRESS SCREENINGSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 10:30-12:00 MUSIC MEETS FILM. MENTORING SESSIONSVARIOUS, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 12:00-13:30 IS THE FUTURE OF FILM VIRTUAL? - THE POLISH CASE STUDY BY MARCIN LUNKIE...

Industry @Tallinn November 30th

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THURSDAY, 30.11   09:00-19:00 CE MEDIA LOUNGEVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 09:30-17:05 INDUSTRY & PRESS SCREENINGSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 10:00-12:00 BALTIC EVENT WORKS IN PROGRESSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 10:00-14.00 SCREEN STARS TALLINN PARTICIPANTS PHOTO SHOOTSTUUDIO35 10:00-17:00 BE CO-PRODUCTION MARKETCAPELLA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 12:30-13:30 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE – A CASE STUDY OF AT HOSTARARCTURUS, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 12:30-14:00 SCRIP...

Industry @Tallinn November 29th

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WEDNESDAY, 29.11   09:00-16:30 STORYTEK FORUMSIRIUS, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 09:00-17:30 SCRIPT POOL TALLINNALTAIR, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 09:00-18:05 INDUSTRY & PRESS SCREENINGSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 09:00-19:00 CE MEDIA LOUNGEVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 09:30-10:30 POWR PITCHARCTURUS, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 10:00-12:00 MASTERCLASS BY STEVEN BERNSTEIN FOR SCREEN STARS TALLINN PARTICIPANTSSTORYTEK HUB 10:00-17:00 BE CO-PRODUCTION MARKETCAPELLA,...


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About Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival



Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and over 160 journalists. The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80 000 people annually. In 2017 the festival was covered in 71 languages with a potential global media audience of over 1.1 billion people.

As of 2014 the festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition programme which puts the festival into the so- called A-category of film festivals, alongside other 14 festivals in the world (including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Shanghai, Tokyo etc).  

Black Nights has an umbrella structure with two sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and youth and children's film festival Just Film taking place concurrently with the main festival,
two off-season festivals - Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Tartu Love Film Festival - and a fully-fledged film industry platform Industry@Tallinn, organised jointly with the Baltic Event Co-production market.


DATES IN NOVEMBER
Black Nights Film Festival 16 Nov - 2 Dec
PÖFF Shorts 20 Nov - 25 Nov
Just Film 16 Nov - 2 Dec
Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 26 Nov - 30 Nov


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