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Interview with Carmen Stadler Director of Sekuritas in the "Rebel with a Cause" competition spotted this daring film by Carmen Stadler  and sat down with the director prior to her world premiere at Black Nights Film Festival. Carmen Stadler is a swiss filmmaker (1978) who lives and works in Zurich. After an apprenticeship in photography, she studied film and video at the Zurich University of the Arts (zhdk). During her studies she attended seminars in directing, dramaturgy and acting by Stephan Teuwissen. Her diploma film "Nightfluttering " won several awards and was invited to many international film festivals. Since 2008 she has been a freelance screenwriter, director and editor, developing treatments and scripts. “Sekuritas” is her debut film.

In Sekuritas one of the main character the soon to be destroyed building has a final dream: feel love for the last time. 



With the festival director Tiina Lokk

The team preparing for the premiere

The audience was captivated, someone mentioned Andrei Tarkovsky at the Q&A which followed the screening.


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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.

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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