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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival competition programs have begun

 The Wait

The Official Selection and First Feature Competition programs are heating up at the 25th edition of PÖFF

The festival’s main competition programme contains seven world premieres, ten international premieres and two European premieres. Nineteen films will be screened in competition, with three films out of competition. It’s a packed lineup featuring a couple of legends, a raft of returning Black Nights favourites and several soon-to-be-stars, from all corners of the cinematic globe. Two international premieres will come to PÖFF after having their world premieres with our friends at Seville European Film Festival.

The First Feature Competition line-up includes ten world premieres, nine international premieres and one European premiere, among the slate of 20 debuts. It’s a diverse, global programme of real contrasts and extremes, including everything from musicals to animation, thrillers and dark comedies, as well as a good dose of surrealism and surprisingly many funerals.

 

Official Selection

 

 

First Feature Competition

 

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Just Film's International Youth Competition has one more world premiere. This is the only local film in the section this year, a comedy Tree of Eternal Love.

Filmmakers are the new generation of local cinema Meel Paliale and Urmet Piiling, who have collaborated in filmmaking since primary school. Countless shorts and music videos have lead them to discover their unique style that is spiced with self-irony, humour, and influences from the big names of world cinema.

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 PÖFF Shorts full programme announced

The short film and animation festival taking place from November 16 to 24 will screen 16 cassettes with 250 films.

Alternatives

Alternatives is a bold exploration of how far, low, deep and mad we can get. The playground includes

  • physical dialogues in dance films
  • vulnerability and sentimentality in queer stories
  • the strangest and most fascinating of midnight madness

 

 

INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT
EUROPEAN FILM FORUM TALLINN

 

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The European Film Forum Tallinn 2021, a half day hybrid summit of C-suite debates, case studies, and showcases on the most pressing topics for the European film, television, and content industry, takes place on 22 November at Nordic Hotel Forum as well as online on industry.poff.ee

EFFT 21 will take a close look on the current industry situation as Europe's audiovisual, content and tech industries are standing at crossroads. On the surface, it's a time of radical change and realignment. Long into 2021, the industry still strives to cope with the effects of the COVID19 pandemic and the crashing of the indie value chain. On the other hand, as paradoxical it seems, the industry is heading towards unprecedented abundance. 

PS! You do not need accreditation to attend EFFT'21. Just tune in on November 22 at 15:00 (EET) at industry.poff.ee

 

Check the schedule for EFFT 21

 

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION
INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR LILIANA TORRES

 

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It takes a brave soul to relive all your past heartbreaks and lay them out on the cinema screens to get the picture of what went wrong. Liliana Torres is not afraid of opening up her life for a more intimate and genuine cinematic experience.

She has created “What Went Wrong?” as another piece of her auto-fiction puzzle that this time tries to detangle past relationships, which failed to move forward together with her.

International premiere: Nov. 19, 6.30 p.m, Coca-Cola Plaza
With director Liliana Torres, actress Daniel Froiz and producer Carla Sospedra

 

Read the full interview

 

 

INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT
ARE YOU READY FOR INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT?

 

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The 20th edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event takes off and we welcome you to join a packed programme in Tallinn and also online. Here is a virtual and on-site guide to how to navigate the events, watch films and arrange meetings

What can you do with your accreditation?

  • Attend all open industry events in person in Tallinn and/or online at industry.poff.ee (from Nov 19)
  • Watch films in cinemas, and selected works on the festival’s online platform for professionals at proscreen.poff.ee (from Nov 16)
  • Arrange onsite and online meetings via worksup.com/industrymeet (from Nov 17)

 

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REBELS WITH A CAUSE
"ME AND THE BEASTS" MAKES WAVES

 

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In the film "Me and the Beasts" which is having its world premiere in the Rebels With A Cause programme debutant Nico Manzano (who is also the DOP) defines with a very personal touch the musical creative process and how an artist could focus on his own job (world).

Accompanying the young musician, the director creates a visually stunning and enigmatically fascinating tale that could work both as a diagnosis for contemporary loneliness of the current generation or a socio-political parable about the extreme situation in the country. 

We are thrilled to share exciting news about this title, as per Variety's article:
Luis Renart’s Canary Islands-based Bendita Film Sales has swooped on one of the big winners at Ventana Sur last year: Venezuelan Nico Manzano’s hotly courted debut feature “Me and the Beasts.”

 

Read more about the film

 

 

 
 

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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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