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Ambiance and Winners from the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

  CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY OF THE CEREMONY OFFICIAL SELECTION Jury: Andrea Pallaoro, Martynas Bialobžeskis, Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir, Timo Salminen, Gilles De Schryver Grand Prix for the Best Film:  WANDERING GIRL / director Ruben Mendoza, producer Daniel García  Colombia-France Actress Lina Sanchez accepted the Grand Prix for the beautiful coming of age film from Colombia about four sisters from different mothers, coming together to tak...

22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards Best Film to Wandering Girl by Rubén Mendoza

Official Selection - Competition Jury: Andrea Pallaoro, Martynas Bialobžeskis, Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir, Timo Salminen, Gilles De Schryver Grand Prix for the Best Film: Wandering Girl / director Rubén Mendoza, producer Daniel García (Colombia-France) Actress Lina Sanchez accepting the Grand Prix for Wandering Girl Jury comment: For powerfully exploring themes of grief and abandonment through a very moving, intimate, piercing, and delicate sensorial c...

Last day at Industry! Announcing Awards and European Film Forum Tallinn

  INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT 2018 WINNERS   Following a week full of networking, presentations, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 500 guest...

Look back at Day 3 and 4 in Tallinn

    Missed some of Industry events due to a busy schedule? Some recorded sessions and panels will be available in the coming Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event vidéothèque.   DISCOVER FESTIVAL AND INDUSTRY PHOTOS ????   ...

Look back at Day 2 in Tallinn

  DAY 2 IN A NUTSHELL Gender Equality panel discussion "Is 50/50 by 2020 the Way to Go?: An Autopsy of the Situation of Women in the Baltic Film Industry" with several film industry movers and shakers from both the Baltics, Western Europe, and Japan. ...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Announce 2018 Awards

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  Following a week full of presentations, networking, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 400 guests from all over the world, the 2018 awards of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event were presented at a ceremony in Tallinn tonight.   Baltic Event Co-Production Market Awards 16 projects were presented in the official selection of the Co-Production Market taking place on November 27-30, 2018, at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during Tallinn Black...

Industry and #PÖFF22 are in full swing!

  Industry is in full swing!  This year's Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, running until November 30, offers an exciting selection of public (and semi-public) presentations, conference and panel programmes on film marketing and distribution and several workshops. All this in the spirit of the latest topics relevant to film industry today! Also make sure to check out the many world premieres still to come at the 22nd Black Nights Film Festival. The epic film ma...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the second Lifetime Achievement Award laureate: Ivars Seleckis

Tallinn Black Nights awards the Latvian documentary film maker and founder of the legendary  Riga School of Poetic Documentary Cinema Ivars Seleckis with the second Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival. Born in 1934 in Riga, Latvia, Ivars Seleckis is the oldest Latvian documentary filmmaker still active. Educated as a food technologist, Seleckis began work at the Riga Film Studio in 1958 as a camera assistant and according to Kristīne Matīsa from the National Film Center ...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event kick-off today!

  Starting today and running until November 30, this year's Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event offers an exciting selection of public (and semi-public) presentations, conference and panel programmes on film marketing and distribution and several workshops. All this in the spirit of the latest topics relevant to film industry today! We will keep you updated with a daily newsletter of the series of events so you can keep a track of the b...

The countdown starts as Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is approaching

    With nearly 600 guests from almost 50 countries last year, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is becoming the must-visit finale of the film industry professionals’ calendar year.  Taking place on November 26–30, this year's Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event offers an exciting selection of public (and semi-public) presentations, conference and panel programmes on film marketing and distribution and several workshops. All this in the spirit ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has started and Industry@Tallinn will soon follow

BLACK NIGHTS HAS OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF It’s that time of the year again, the nights are long and dark. And, that can only means one thing, it’s time to head to the cinema because Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has started. It’s an internationally known rule: when the Black Nights Film Festival kicks off, Industry@T...

New Audiovisual Programme Kicks Off at Black Nights Film Festival

        Narva Creative Incubator OBJEKT introduces this year at Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event a new audiovisual media development programme, TV Beats, with the aim to grow the TV production ecosystem in the Baltic region. TV Beats continues to develop a program dedicated to TV series, which presented three new international series to festival audiences last year. This year’s proj...

Music Meets Film Announces 2018 Mentors and Programme

           For the seventh time, Music Meets Film returns alongside Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event at Tallinn Black Night Film Festival. A programme of talks, masterclasses, tours and screenings dedicated to film scoring will run from November 23–25.  Featuring the acclaimed director Mike Newell, award-winning composer Alexandra Harwood, editor Paul Tothill, and composers Christian Vorländer...

11 films to compete in the Baltic Competition programme of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Ashes in the Snow  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the lineup of the Baltic Competition programme, brought back to life after a seven year hiatus. Three out of the 11 films announced are having their international premieres in Tallinn. Estonia will be represented by three films. The feature-length animation Captain Morten and the Spider Queen, an Estonian-Belgian-Irish-UK co-production by director Kaspar Jancis, which premiered at Animafest Zagreb this summer. The...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils full lineup

Eva's Christmas Mission - Estonia 2018 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils the full lineup of its 22nd edition, adding four previously unannounced world premieres as well as well-known festival favourites and award season buzz titles to the selection. The lineup, consisting of 212 films from 80 countries, is divided into five competition programmes, four of which have been previously announced, and a non-competitive section divided into 10 programmes, ranging from two wo...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the first Lifetime Achievement Award and an Ingmar Bergman mini-focus

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann with the festival’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. Director Ingmar Bergman, an affiliate of the actress, will have a mini-focus programme. Liv Ullmann, a renowned and awarded actress and film director, and the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund, is celebrating her 80th birthday this year. Having played in and directed several films that have screened at Black Night...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces lineup for Rebels with a Cause

  Potential Victim Entering its sophomore year, the competition programme Rebels with a Cause, showcasing films that experiment with form and rebel against conventional filmmaking tropes or political ideas. The programme consists of 15 films, five of them shorts that have been selected by programmers...

19 films in production or post-production looking for sales agents or festivals will be presented in Tallinn

  THIS YEAR'S WORKS IN PROGRESS TITLES   19 films in production or post-production looking for sales agents or festivals will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn &...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the focus programme of 2018: the 100-year-olds

  Driven by Estonia’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival focuses on 12 countries that are celebrating their centenary this year, offering a rich retrospective with films made between 1958-1977. The map of Europe was radically changed at the end of the 1st World War, dissolvin...

Baltic Event announces 2018 Co-Production Market selection

          16 projects will be presented in the official selection of the Co-Production Market taking place on November 27-30, 2018, at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event duri...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event reveal 2018 Works In Progress titles

      19 films in production or post-production looking for sales agents or festivals for international premieres will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Work in Progress sessions on November 28. This year&rs...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival adds twelve films to complete the lineup for the First Feature Competition

Representing countries from five continents, the festival adds eleven competition films to the previously announced seven, with six of them originating from European countries, two from Asia, two from the Americas and one from Africa. Presented out of competition is the Spanish psychological thriller The P...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event unveil Script Pool Tallinn and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange projects

    Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event announce projects for the second edition of the script competition Script Pool Tallinn and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange international forum that runs for the 11th time this year. Script Pool Tallinn competition winner receives the prize of 5000 euros, provided by the leading international sales & distribution company Global Screen GmbH. Five teams consisting of scriptwriters and produc...

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 ...


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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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