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"Lines" a film by Vassilis Mazomenos Main competition at Tallinn Black Night Fillm Festival

"Lines" a film by Vassilis Mazomenos :   A call operator endeavors to help people keep on living and hoping.   Storyline :  Greece now days. Seven different stories about seven persons who have already reached their limits and finally fall apart.  Despite their seemingly obvious connection they are simultaneously connected through a common desperate action: the last phone call to the psychological support center called "life line". It's their las...

KickStart How to get crowdfunded masterclass with Justin Giddings

Can you raise a million through crowdfunding? Well, the Hollywood kickstarter guy Justin Giddings can and on 17. November he’s right here in Tallinn and takes the stage with the brightest crowdfunding minds of Estonia to tell you exactly how it’s done! What are the biggest mistakes in crowdfunding? How to grow an audience with zero funds? Should I choose equity or perk based crowdfunding? How to engage thousands of investors through a few minute video and how to guerilla market...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils Main Competition programme

BREATHE 7 DAYS of   QUIET DREAMS with QUIET HEART (thanks TUOS): DARK FORTUNE and EASTERN BUSINESS AT YOUR DOORSTEP for the HAVE NOTS in LINES with QUEEN OF SPADES and THE CHRONICLES OF SPADE Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the line-up for its 20th edition, taking place on November 11-27. The premieres for the 12 feature films in competition, all international or world premieres, will take place from 16 until 22 November , with Queen of Spades (Russia) by ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival to take part in Off the Wall Expanded: Across the Wall

      Two films from the 2016 programme of the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, taking place on 11-27 November – Caina, part of the First Features Competition and House of Others are among the films that will tour six European countries in order to promote European cinema and to debate the current state of the continent.  Six countries - Estonia, Spain, Austria, Italy, Portugal and France – cross the b...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event return with a record number of sales companies attending

More than 40 sales agents on the guest list, Europa International’s annual conference, the European Commission’s European Film Forum, a strong Lab section exploring digital and tech, Eye of Films market showcase screenings and lots of networking - these are some of the highlights at the upcoming Industry@Tallinn on November 17-24, which hosted nearly 374 international industry professionals during its 2015 edition.   Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s indust...

The freshly unveiled 13 films in the First Features Competition trigger strong industry attention

  TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FIRST FEATURES COMPETITION  GENERATES EARLY BUZZ   The freshly unveiled 13 films in the First Features Competition is getting considerable industry attention already, with Screen Daily and The Hollywood Reporter higlighting the dystopian UK drama The White King (on the photo) with The Littl...

Europa International will be holding its annual conference on 18-19 November at Industry@Tallinn

EUROPA INTERNATIONAL BRINGS SALES AGENTS TO TALLINN   Europa International will be holding its annual conference on 18-19 November at Industry@Tallinn, gathering major players from the European sales and distribution landscape. Among the companies scheduled to attend are TrustNordisk, Yellow Affair, Level K, The Match Factory, The Works, Memento Films International, Fandango Sales, Picture Tree, Le Pacte, Film Boutique, Eye on Films - altogether more than 30 companies. The...

Final days to Register for Industry @ Tallinn

Accreditation to Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event - one week left to accredit for the audiovisual professionals' summit of 20th Black Nights Film Festival. The deadline is 25 October! See the full schedule here! Please note that for those who want to be included in the Industry Guide, the deadline is 20 October! Register today for Industry@Tallinn pass (100€) or Industry&Tallinn+Film pass (150€) at the accreditation page.     ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces First Features Competition programme line-up

The 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils first of the two international competition programmes, dedicated to showcasing the first feature films of filmmakers in the First Features Competition Programme. With an aim to discover and promote new talent, the festival has selected 13 world and international premieres from diverse regions. Festival Director Tiina Lokk says, “We were quite confident to return with the First Features Competition after a successful ina...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary

Reaching its 20th edition this year, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF (derived from the festival’s name in Estonian), the only FIAPF-accredited (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) competitive non-specialized film festival in Northern Europe takes place on 11-27 November. Spanning over the two biggest cities of Estonia – the capital Tallinn, and Tartu – and screening at nine locations which include two Apollo multiplex cinemas, ci...



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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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