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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Season 23 - Full Recap of our coverage

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Awards of the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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Asian cinema emerges victorious at the Award Ceremony of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival with the Grand Prix going to Japanese Kontora and the Best Director award to Filippino filmmaker Jun Robles Jana for Kalel (15).

In the festival’s premiere competition programme, the Official Selection - Competition Japanese film Kontora, directed, produced and written by Anshul Chauhan emerged victorious, nabbing the festival’s Grand Prix and the Best Music award that was handed to Yuma Koda. The film centres on the problematic relationship of a single father and her teenage daughter in economic distress, as a stranger, a mute man who only walks backwards enters their lives forcing them to confront their emotional reality.

The Best Director award of the festival went Jun Robles Jana for Kalel (15), a portrait of a 15-years-old teenager in Manila who receives the news that he has HIV and while being forced to cope with the gradual falling apart of his family.

The Best Actress Award goes to Alina Serban in Gipsy Queen for the portrayal of the Roma single mother of two, struggling to do odd jobs as she gets an unexpected chance of returning to the boxing ring, a career that she had quit unexpectedly years ago. The physical and mental transformation was also behind Clavan Clerking winning the Best Actor prize for his role in the UK thriller Muscle.Official Selection Competition

Jury: Michael Newell, Pivio, Fabrizio Maltese, Lisa Carlehed, Kerem Ayan, Rima Das
Films in competition: https://poff.ee/en/films/?fwp_programmid=official-selection


Grand Prix for the Best Film (grant of 10 000 euros from the City of Tallinn, shared by the Director and Producer):
KONTORA (Japan)
Director and producer: Anshul Chauhan


Award for Best Director (grant of 5000 euros)
KALEL (15) (Philippines)
Director: Jun Robles Jana


Award for Best Script
GOLDEN VOICES (Israel)
Scriptwriters: Evgeny Ruman, Ziv Berkovich


Award for Best Actress (award from Elisa)
ALINA SERBAN
Film: Gipsy Queen (Germany)


Award for Best Actor (award from Elisa)
CAVAN CLERKIN
Film: Muscle (Great Britain)



Award for Best Cinematographer (grant of 1000 euros from Angel Films)
RICHARD WONG
Film: Coming Home Again (USA-South Korea)


Award for Best Music
YUMA KODA
Film: Kontora (Japan)


First Feature Competition
Jury: Michael J Werner, Miae Choi, Sebnem Hassanisoughi, Arsen A. Ostojic, Ruben Mendoza, 
Films in Competition: https://poff.ee/en/films/?fwp_programmid=first-feature-competition


Best Film (grant of 5000 euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS (Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov, Slovenia-Italy)
Director: Gregor Bozic, producer: Marina Gumzi


Special Jury Prize (#1)
THE SEEKER (O Buscador, Brazil)
Director: Bernardo Barretto, producer:     Bernardo Barreto, Mario Patrocinio


Special Jury Prize (#2)
THE NAMES OF THE FLOWERS (Los Nombres de las Flores, Bolivia-Qatar-Canada)
Director: Bahman Tavoosi, producer: Aonan Yang, Andreas Mendritzki


Baltic Film Competition
Jury: Milja Mikkola, Ricardo Mendez, Leslie Felperin
Films in competition: https://poff.ee/en/films/?fwp_programmid=baltic-film-competition


Award for Best Baltic Feature Film (grant of 3200 euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
MOTHERLAND (Lithuania)
Director: Tomas Vengris


Rebels with a Cause Competition
Jury: Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç, Ilkka Matila, Mirtel Pohla
Films in competition: https://poff.ee/en/films/?fwp_programmid=rebels-with-a-cause-competition

Rebel with a Cause Award (grant of 1200 euros from Nudist)
FEAST (China)
Director Yunxing Nie, producers Li Keqi, Qiu Jiamin, Guan Feiyu


Rebels With Their Shorts Award
THE SILENCE OF THE DYING FISH (France)
Director Vasilis Kekatos S, producers Guillaume Dreyfus, Eleni Kossyfidou, Delphine Schmit


Additional Awards
Audience Award (grant of 2000 euros from the City of Tallinn)
As voted by the festival’s audience:

WHEN THE MOON WAS FULL (Shabi Ke Maah Kamel Shod, Iran)
Director: Narges Abyar 


FIPRESCI Award presented by International Federation of Film Critics (given to one film in the First Feature Competition).
Jury: Dariia Badior, Joanna Orzechowska-Bonis, Aurelia Aasa

LOOTED
Director: Rene Pannevis


NETPAC Award for Best Asian film presented by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (given to a film from among the selection of Asian films having their world or international premiere at the festival).
Jury: Jaanis Valk, Kanat Torebay, Siddiq Barmak

GOLDEN VOICES (Israel)
Director: Evgeny Ruman


Estonian Ecumenical Jury Prize presented by the representatives of the largest congregations in Estonia
Jury: Andres Põder, Regina Hansen, Marge-Marie Paas, Madis Kolk 
GIPSY QUEEN (Germany)
Director: Hüseyin Tabak


Lifetime Achievement Award (the second Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival)
ENN SÄDE
 

Children’s and youth film festival Just Film
Grand Prix
BOYZ IN THE WOOD

Director: Ninian Doff


European Children’s Film Association Award 
BINTI
Director: Frederike Migom


International short film and animation festival PÖFF Shorts
European Film Academy 2020 Awards candidate nomination:
12 K. MARX STREET (12/ მარქსის ქუჩა, Georgia)
Director Irine Jordania
 

The winners of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Awards announced

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Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event rewarded the best projects after a week full of presentations, networking, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 600 guests from 54 different countries. 

Marge Liiske, the Head of Industry@Tallinn and Baltic event said that it has been exciting five days of masterclasses, discussions, meetings, pitchings and networking. “74 projects - short films, features and TV drama series included - had over 500 pre-arranged meetings, plus all the meetings and deals made in the MEDIA buyers lounge or various meeting places in our conference centre, the Nordic Hotel Forum. We are thankful for all the professionals, who have trusted us as an industry platform, and look forward to seeing their projects grow into beautiful films distributed all over the world,” she added.

This year’s Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Awards went to the following projects: MORE

 

Olivia Bell Management signed Estonian actress at Black Nights Film festival

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  Estonian Young Actress Ingrid Margus, photo by Mardo Männimägi   At Black Nights Stars initiative, part of Industy@Tallinn & Baltic Event and Black Nights Film festival, talent agent Robin Hudson signed Estonian actress Ingrid Margus to London-based Olivia Bell Management. Black Nights Stars is a programme for six young actors on the verge of their international carrier designed to build a bridge between foreign casting directors and new talent from the region - enh...
 

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Interview with Carmen Stadler Director of Sekuritas in the "Rebel with a Cause" competition

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Filmfestivals.com 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 severa...
 
 

The creators of the TV series ‘Call-Center’ walk the black carpet at the world premiere in Tallinn

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PREMIER Studio's ‘Call-Center’ TV series saw its world premiere as a part of the “Class A” Black Nights International Film Festival. Directors and scriptwriters Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov, as well as the lead actress Sabina Akhmedova, walked the black carpet that traditionally replaces the common red carpet at the Black Nights festival. Earlier that day the creators behind 'Call-center’ presented the TV-series as a part of the festival’s b...
 

 

 

Final lab of European Genre Forum 2019 opened in Tallinn

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  At the European Genre Forum Packaging Lab in Tallinn, teams of seven genre films are taking a deeper look at marketing and sales of genre films. The projects will be guided by film professionals from Coffee & Cigarettes, Stray Dogs and ARRI Media.  The case study focused on the independent production „Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway” by director Miguel Llanso. The film has already gained attention and positive feedback at sev...
 

 

 

Nordic Party at Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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Ambassadors from Denmark, Sweden and Norway with Tiina Lokk Festival director (Check the Hitchcokian speech they gave on our video)     ...
 

Film Festival Strategy at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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Dora Nedeczky held her presentation about film festival strategy as the part of the IndustryTallinn & Baltic Event the official industry platform of the PÖFF 23 | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival     +2   ...
 

Immersive Fun at post awards party at Proto Invention factory

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In PROTO invention factory guests were able to immerse themselves in an interactive fantasy world. We got to experience the great scientific discoveries of past centuries – unique prototypes brought to life by cutting-edge 21st-century technology.  Fun for all, experienced or not look in our video how clumsy we all look when wearing the VR headset equipment. PROTO invention factory is situated in historic Noblessner foundry. The history of the Noblessner shipyard goes ba...
 

Interview with Ksenia Okhapkina for her new Estonian Latvia co production IMMORTAL screening at PÖFF23

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IMMORTAL (documentary film by KSENIA OKHAPKINA) reveals the mechanism that entices human beings to voluntarily turn themselves into submissive, faceless creatures. Thus, they become a resource to be used by the state – a grey lump of ore oblivious to the innate value of their individual life.   Watch the Interview     The town of Apatity first came into being as a concentration camp. Today, 50 years is considered a ripe old age in the industrial town of Apatit...
 

Video Interview with Intishal Al Timimi, El Gouna Film Festival director

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Intishal Al Timimi, El Gouna Film Festival  director spoke to filmfestivals.com about the festival's past three edition, afull review of a very successfull venture establishing the newly founded festival as one of the must do destination in the region. Honoring Arab Cinema Black Nights Film Festival held an industry lunch on Tuesday November 26, 2019 in the Nordic Hotel Forum, Sirius Room  ...
 

In conversation with Andrei Konchalovsky a free man !

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By Bruno Chatelin I have worked three times over the last decades with Andrei Konchalovsky, a true privilege to know this very talented filmmaker with an incredible film knowledge. We first met in my ad agency days at JWT on two commercials he shot for my clients: the Gold Mastercard launch film, a parody of North by Northwest shot in Texas, and secondly in Tuscany and Cinecitta for Lux toilet soap which Sophie Marceau was starring. Later on when he shot "The Inner Circle" for Son...
 

BlackWalk and awards party in Tallinn

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BlackWalk gala has showcased three mini-collections created with costume art in mind and inspired by movies our featured designers have chosen! (Ad Astra, Cloud Atlas...)       Fun In PROTO invention factory (educative virtual reality center) with scores of immersive attractions.     ...
 

Tallinn Black Nights awarded Andrei Konchalovsky with the Lifetime Achievement Award

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Russian film director Andrei Konchalovsky was awarded the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award last night at the screening of his latest film Sin (Il Peccato). This is the second time after Andrei Konchalovsky visits Tallinn Black Nights, the first time being in 2002 when he attended the screening of House of Fools, which was also screened at the festival yesterday, with him and his wife, the film's star Julia Vysotskaya in attendance. His latest film Sin, was shot fully...
 

Award winners of Just Film Works in Progress and Script Pool TV revealed

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Yesterday evening Industry@Tallinn & Baltic event announced the first winners of this year’s industry awards: Just Film Works in Progress Award and Script Pool TV Award. Just Film Works in Progress is a newly introduced category at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works in Progress focusing on children and youth film projects with five projects competing for the award. Just Film Works in Progress Award was handed out for Durim Kryeziu’s project “Family&r...
 

Arab cinema honored in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival with Sizzling Arabia

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Honoring Arab Cinema Black Nights Film Festival held an industry lunch on Tuesday November 26, 2019 in the Nordic Hotel Forum, Sirius Room Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s 23rd edition offers a focus on Arab cinema, as the festival screens 14 films in the specially curated programme In Focus: Sizzling Arabia, showcasing highlights from the last decade. According to the curator, Intishal Al Timimi, a Black Nights curator who is also the head of the programme ...
 

Andrei Konchalovsky honored in Tallinn

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At the press conference for his latest film Sin. Director, screenwriter and producer Andrei Konchalovsky has enjoyed equally distinguished directing careers for both the stage and screen. His best-known film credits range from international pictures such as 'Uncle Vanya', based on the Chekhov play and regarded as one of the best Russian films, and 'House of Fools', a Russian-French co-production about an asylum along the Russian-Chechnya border, to such popular English languag...
 

ARRACHT World Premiering at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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   ARRACHT OFFICIAL SELECTION IN COMPETITION World Premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019 Friday 29 November       World Premiere Official Screening: Friday 29 November / 21:00 / Coca-Cola Plaza, iSense Saal, Tallinn   Additional Screenings: Saturday 30 November / 19:00 / Elektriteater, Tartu Sunday 1 December / 21:00 / Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 4, Tallinn   Film team in Tallinn: Tom Sullivan / Writer/Director Cúán Ma...
 

Catalan Films @ PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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Current Waves Madre 2019 / Rodrigo Sorogoyen       JF Youth - JF Youth Competition       My Broth...
 

A few exciting options for industry guests during Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event?

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What's cooking at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event European Film Forum returns to Tallinn Highlights of TV Beats Check out the full programme  Attending Music Meets Film 2nd day?  Come and join the WIFTI Talks on Sunday! On new tech, old festival and future of photojournalism Feeling artsy? Ahead to Kai Centre How to spend a day around Tallinn for Cinephiles   ...
 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival honours actress Rea Lest at the festival’s Opening Ceremony

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The 23rd edition of the Black Nights Film Festival was opened yesterday at the Alexela Concert Hall with actress Rea Lest honoured with the Bruno O’ya award.  At last night’s Opening Ceremony’s spectacular multimedia show, directed once again by Ingmar Jõela, crossed stage acting, dance acts and live filmmaking, paying homage to films like A Clockwork Orange, The Matrix and Climax. The festival awarded actress Rea Lest with the Bruno O’ya Award...
 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Fotografiska Tallinn present a film stills masterclass

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  Tallinn Black Nights and the Tallinn branch of the Fotografiska photography museum have joined forces to present Still Meets Film, a film stills masterclass with internationally renowned photographers Kris Dewitte and Fabrizio Maltese.   As photography taken on the set of a film is considered a separate branch of the photo industry, Fotografiska Tallinn is introducing a day of masterclasses with world-renowned professionals Kris Dewitte and Fabrizio Maltese showing best pra...
 

The European Film Forum in Tallinn eyes the future of Europe's talents, technology and diversity

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How European talents in cinema, games and digital content will stay relevant with global competition increasing, how European startup innovators are championing new business models, and how Europe can lead the way in industry diversity actions? Those will be the three main topics on the agenda of the upcoming European Film Forum (EFF), the European Commission's dialogue with stakeholders on Wednesday, 27 November at the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Titled "Industry (...
 

PÖFF 23 I Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Teaser 2019

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Nice teaser, congrats from the entire filmfestivals.com team We included this in our channel of festival trailers https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1K2aYED0lNtLZIOk1xwU6mvm3X7-PkCP  And have promoted on the homepage of filmfestivals.com   https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/editor/the_film_festivals_trailer_park  ...
 

Sri Lankan eco thriller fiction Suparna to premiere at Rebels with a Cause Competition

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Suparna,competing Blacknights film festival rebels with the course competition. It talks about nature and nature talking to you. kindly invite you to have unforgettable srilankan film experience . A half-alien half-human young woman, living in a rural village in Sri Lanka, with the help of two friends, tries to save their village from a multinational environment release corporation, while struggling to make up her mind about returning to the planet of her origin. Director Sujeewa Priyalali&...
 

Tallinn Black Nights sub-festival PÖFF Shorts screens fresh short films by celebrated feature directors

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Still from Yorgos Lanthimos, (The Favourite, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Lobster), new short film Nimic, featuring Matt Dillon   Titled Homecoming, the PÖFF Shorts programme will screen films by directors who have been featured in previous editions of Black Nights with their feature films. The programme features films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Peter Strickland, Sudhanshu Saria, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel, and Teemu Nikki. The programme will showcase films ...
 

Welcome at Black Nights Film festival at the Nordic Hotel in Tallinn

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The most famous event happening during your stay at the festival is the Christmas market of course. During Friday to Sunday there are some dance and choir performances too. Market is open everyday. Here is the programme: http://christmasmarket.ee/en/ Here is the Visit Estonia link: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/tallinn-christmas-market Do not miss on 23.11 when the Black Food Festival in Tallinn,when all the food and drinks that they serve are black. https://www.v...
 

Try a taste of black at Black Food Festival in Tallinn

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The Black Food Festival is coming to Estonia for the first time this year. Having set out its stall in Berlin, London and New York in the last 12 months, it’s be coming to the Põhjala factory in Tallinn. The aim is to open the door to culinary creativity and experimentation and to do so under the umbrella of an enjoyable city festival during some of the blackest nights of the year. Taste-wise, there’ll be something for everybody! ...
 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival to honour director Andrei Konchalovsky

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival to honour director Andrei Konchalovsky with the Lifetime Achievement Award WRITTEN BY HANNES AAVA. At the 23rd edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky will be presented with one of the festival’s two Lifetime Achievement Awards. The festival will also screen two of his films: the Northern European premiere of his latest film Sin (Il Peccato) and House of Fools (2002). The...
 

Black Nights Kick Off

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And we're off! The 23rd Black Nights Film Festival has officially begun. Over 250 films in 4 different cities and 4 competition programs - Official Selection, First Feature Competition, Baltic Film Competition, Rebels with a Cause Competition. Yesterday's Opening Ceremony kicked off with opening film Adam and the Bruno O’Ya award to a remarkable Estonian actor was awarded to Rea Lest.   The 23rd edition of the Black Nights Film Festival was opened yesterday...
 

Visit Estonia welcomes festival goers of the Black Nights Film Festival

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Welcome to Estonia! We are happy to see you here and hope that not all the nights are black! Here are some tips what to do during your free time during the festival! We hope you will enjoy your stay here and if you have any tourism related questions give me a call or write to me!    Visit in Tallinn! - Today the Christmas Market of Tallinn will be opened on the Town Hall Square, grab a mulled wine, enjoy the performances on the weekends or vi...
 

Tallinn Black Nights sets focus on Arab cinema

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s 23rd edition will see a focus on Arab cinema, as the festival screens 14 films in the specially curated programme In Focus: Sizzling Arabia, showcasing highlights from the last decade. According to the curator, Intishal Al Timimi, a Black Nights curator who is also the head of the programme of the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, the special programme is most likely the largest of its kind ever screened at an international festival...
 

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event reveal 2019 Works In Progress titles

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18 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 the 26 and 27th. Both the Baltic Event, showcasing Baltic and Finnish projects, as well as International Works in Progress, compete for the same awards this year - the Post Production Award by Post Control, a Helsinki based high-end post-production house, in the amount of 10 000 E...
 

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works In Progress launches a new category for children and youth films

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Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works In Progress  launches a new category for children and youth films For the first time, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event showcases five children and youth film projects in a newly launched Just FIlm Works in Progress category. The films in production or post-production looking for sales distributors, sound design, productions or festivals for international premieres will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Work in Progress...
 

One month to go - Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event!

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  18 projects attending Baltic Event Co-Production Market  Script Pool Tallinn reveals projects for TV drama series Save the date for European Film Forum Tallinn 2019 Music Meets Films focuses on the creativity of composers Take part in Virtual Reality workshop Apply for accreditation on 28 October the latest! Is this the future of photography?   ...
 

What's cooking at Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event?

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TV Beats presents case studies of Chernobyl, All The Sins and The Feed! First projects of Script Pool Tallinn and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange revealed Check out this year's Black Night Stars! Forensic musicologist Peter Oxendale @Music Meets Film Get your daily tickets for Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event!   TV BEATS PRESENTS CASE STUDIES OF CHERNOBYL, TH...
 

Script Pool Tallinn at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event presents scripts for TV drama series for the first time

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This year for the first time the international script competition Script Pool Tallinn also presents projects for TV and drama series in addition to scripts for feature films.  The main goal of Script Pool Tallinn, a part of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, is to gather talented scriptwriters with producers attached, in order to provide them support enhancing the script and maximising its production and distribution potential. Adding the TV and drama series category to the competi...
 

Baltic Event Co-Production Market Announces Official Selection for 2019

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  20 projects will be presented at the Co-Production Market 2019 taking place between November 26-29 during the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. The market’s 18th edition welcomes both promising debutants as well as industry heavyweights, with stories ranging from raw personal traumas to mind-bending thrillers.   “After opening our market to filmmakers from across the globe looking for a window to our region a few years ago, we are excited to admit that filmmak...
 

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

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils the lineup of the Official Selection - Competition of it’s 23rd edition, adding seven world, five international and one European premiere to the previously announced eight films. The programme, diverse, both in terms of genre and geography, covers five continents, with films from Northern And Southern America, Asia, Europe and Africa added in the selection. Three of the directors, while making their feature debuts, are seasoned as TV and...
 

Black Nights Stars announced for the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

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Black Nights Stars, the initiative of the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, announces six young actors from the Baltic Sea region to participate in the programme this November. The Black Nights Stars programme is designed to build a bridge between foreign casting directors and new talent from the region - enhancing their international visibility. The aim is to help young actors from the Baltic Sea region to promote themselves outside their home territory and acquire the practical skills ne...
 

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event announce projects for the script competition Script Pool Tallinn, and POWR Baltic Stories

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Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event announce projects for the third edition of the script competition Script Pool Tallinn, and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange international forum.  Script Pool Tallinn is an international script competition for film, TV and drama series scripts. Its main goal is to gather talented scriptwriters with producers attached, in order to provide them support enhancing the script and maximizing its production and distribution potential. At the Script Pool Tallinn eve...
 

TV Beats Forum presents case studies of Chernobyl, The Feed and All the Sins

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TV Beats Forum, an industry-oriented counterpart to the TV Beats programme of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event presents case-studies of several high-profile TV series. Wendy Mitchell and Kathleen McInnis moderate the two-day event with an interesting programme.    Among this year's highlights of the TV Beats Forum is the case study of the highly acclaimed HBO series Chernobyl with the series Lithuanian co-producer UAB Baltic Film Services producer Lineta Mis...
 

What s cooking at 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 15 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

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As one of the leading film festivals in Northern Europe and the only FIAPF-accredited competitive feature film festival in the region, Black Nights aka PÖFF strives to present our audiences and international guests a comprehensive selection of world cinema in its cultural, geographic and genre diversity, with a special emphasis on discoveries from countries that are comparatively lesser highlighted on the global film markets, mixing them with this year’s highlights from the globa...
 

Tallinn Black Nights launches KinoFF, a new side-festival in Eastern Estonia

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Taking place in two cities in the prominently Russian-speaking region Ida-Virumaa in Eastern Estonia, the new festival KinoFF will hold special focus on Russian cinema.   According to the head of the festival Darja Saar, the programme will consist of around 20 films and the festival will invite some of the filmmakers to present their films in person. The programme, curated by the programmers at the Black Nights Film Festival, is currently under consideration.   From the 15th...
 

 

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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


Tallinn

Estonia



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