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Screen Stars Tallinn presentation

Screen Stars Tallinn is a three-day lab and talent showcase for young actors from the Baltic Sea Region, launched this year by Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The first edition will take place on November 28-30 and offer the participants meetings with casting agents and filmmakers, masterclasses and networking events. The programme is open for actors who have already performed in films in their respective countries and...

Developments of the film and audiovisual field discussed at the visionary conference in Tallinn

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On 27 and 28 November, representatives of film and audiovisual field, experts, policymakers and visionaries will gather in Tallinn for the international visionary conference to discuss topical issues of the European media and film industry. The conference is organised within the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council, during the 21st Black Nights Film Festival and is opened by the Estonian Minister of Culture Indrek Saar. The ob...

Follow the Black Nights Film Festivals Videos on Youtube Interviews, trailers...

  PÖFF Director's statements   22OUT REGARDER PÖFF Interviews     14OUT REGARDER PÖFFi soovitused     110OUT REGARDER PÖFF 2017 Festival Trailers     3OUT REGARDER PÖFF 2017: TV Beats     21OUT REGARDER PÖFF 2017: Forum     18OUT REGARDER PÖF...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival launches new initiative to boost creative industries

This year sees the launch of Creative Gate - a platform designed to increase the visibility of the Estonian creative sector and help it explore new opportunities for growth and export. A number of Estonian organisations in the field of film, culture, fashion, art and education have joined to create Creative Gate, whose main focus will be companies and professionals in production/post-production, film music, costume design, art direction, shorts/animation, casting and acting.  ...

Will you miss the Black Nights Catwalk

On 28 Nov, the magnificent Black Nights Catwalk takes place in the blackbox of Tallinn Creative Hub, bringing together film music, fashion, and film art. An exhibition of costumes and props used in Estonian films, specially created for the event by the members of the Estonian Film Artists’ Union, is opened. More information on the activities and membership of the development centre is available at the website www.creativegate.ee. The partners of the project are Tallinn Bl...

Regular Crisis - Multimedia Cantata on Global Economy

This multimedia project by the video and performance artist Marina Landia combines video projections with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Estonian-born conductor and pianist Kristjan Järvi. The video material has been compiled from interviews with key figures in global industry and finance: José Ángel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Manfred...

Industry @Tallinn November 28th

TUESDAY, 28.11   09:00-16:40 PRESS SCREENINGSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 09:00-19:00 CE MEDIA LOUNGEVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 10:15-13:15 SCREEN STARS TALLINNKULTUURIKATEL 10:00-16:00 ESTONIAN EU PRESIDENCY CONFERENCE PICTURED FUTURESCINEMA KOSMOS 10:00-17:00 POWR BALTIC STORIES EXCHANGECITYSIDE, TALLINK CITY HOTEL 09:30-11:30 SCRIPT POOL TALLINNALTAIR, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 10:00-15:00 ART DEPARTMENT MASTERCLASSKULTUURIKATEL 11...

Industry @Tallinn November 27th

MONDAY, 27.11   09:00-16:45 ESTONIAN EU PRESIDENCY CONFERENCE PICTURED FUTURESCINEMA KOSMOS 09:00-16:50 PRESS SCREENINGSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 10:00-17:30 POWR BALTIC STORIES EXCHANGECITYSIDE, TALLINK CITY HOTEL 11:40-12:20 EUROPEAN GENRE FORUM PITCHVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 19:00-23:00 ESTONIAN EU PRESIDENCY AUDIOVISUAL CONFERENCE RECEPTIONESTONIAN FILM MUSEUM   ...

Industry @Tallinn November 26th

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SUNDAY, 26.11   09:00-23:30 PRESS SCREENINGSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 09:30-14:00 EGF GROUP WORKVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 15:00-18:00 EGF GROUP WORKVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 18:00 TALLINN GAME JAM FILM FELLOWSHIP 48-HOUR HACKATHON PROJECT PRESENTATIONSLIFT 99 19:30 TALLINN GAME JAM FILM FELLOWSHIP 48-HOUR HACKATHON AWARD CEREMONYLIFT 99   ...

Industry @Tallinn November 25th

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SATURDAY, 25.11 09:00-17:15 PRESS SCREENINGSCOCA-COLA PLAZA 09:30-14:00 EUROPEAN GENRE FORUM KICKOFFVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM 15:00-18:00 EGF GROUP WORKVEGA, NORDIC HOTEL FORUM   ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces two Lifetime Achievement Award winners Jörn Donner and Tõnu Kark

Jörn Donner Estonian actor Tõnu Kark and Finnish director and producer Jörn Donner to receive honorary Lifetime Achievement Awards. 84-year-old Jörn Donner is a renowned Finnish film director and producer, who has produced nearly 60 films, including Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny And Alexander, win...

Discover the Seven actors selected for the first edition of Screen Stars Tallinn

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn announce participants of the new Screen Stars Tallinn initiative are announced - seven up-and-coming actors from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Germany. Screen Stars Tallinn is a three-day lab and talent showcase for young actors from the Baltic Sea Region, launched th...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will be collecting donations for development of the festival

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), one the fifteen FIAPF-accredited competitive film festivals in the world which will be held for the 21st time this year, will be collecting donations for development of the festival in addition to the support from businesses, the state, and the local government. One of the first goals is to translate as many films as possible into Estonian and Russian. So far, a third of...

Black Nights Film Festival introduces the lineup of the new programme Rebels With A Cause

To See a Woman The new section, dedicated to films that are experimental or unconventional in form or style, is a competition programme with an audience award. The first edition will see 10 films, with one having its world and another its international premiere. The selection includes the world premiere of Riga (Take One) by the French director Siegfried, a free-st...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces full lineup

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival adds 153 films to its lineup, bringing the total number of films to 233, including 20 world and 24 international premieres and with the films originating from 70 different countries. The festival will be visited by more than 300 filmmakers and over 600 delegates have accredited for the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Unveiling...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Goethe-Institute to screen TV series Babylon Berlin and 11 German films

    Iceman     Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) continues more than 15 years of co-operation with the Goethe-Institut by screening 11 German films and the first two episodes of...

Tallinn Black Nights unveils the new programme TV Beats, including Babylon Berlin in the lineup

The festival launches its first programme dedicated to series called TV Beats, screening first episodes of the German show Babylon Berlin and two Russian series - Gogol. Origins and Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion. Babylon Berlin is the most expensive German series ever produced with a budget of nearly 40 million euros. It follows a young police officer in the Weimar republic during the 1920’s, an era of organised crime and political turmoil that paved way to the rise of natio...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event:  final call for Industry Accreditations, Works In Progress projects and much more

        This is the final call for pre-event Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017 accreditations! The deadline has been pushed to 31 October. Applying on the spot will re...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event announce the projects for the Script Pool and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

POWR pitching session, 2016 The two initiatives by Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event that work with script projects, have announced the 2017 participants. Script Pool Tallinn is the new script development competition that is launching at this year’s Industry@Tallinn with the main prize including 5000 euros and mentoring sessions with a professional script doctor, both provided by the European leading licensing company Telepool. Seven teams consisting of scriptwriters and produce...

Black Nights Film Festival mourns the passing of programmer Igor Gouskov

  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival sadly informs that festival programmer, film researcher and critic Igor Gouskov passed away on the 8th of October.   Gouskov died  in Paris where he had lived for the last few years. He was 50 years old.   Festival director Tiina Lokk said: ‘Igor w...

The Black Nights Film Festival is to celebrate’s Finland’s 100th anniversary with a 48-hour marathon screening

Moonlight Sonata     In special recognition of Finland's 100th birthday, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has created a special programme of 23 films celebrating Finnish cinematic history, which will be shown in a 48-hour-long marathon screening.  The unprecedented screening is set to take place between the 24th and 26th of November at the old cinematheque Kinomaja in Tallinn’s Old Town. The events programme will include a karaoke contest and a live peforman...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival completes the Official Selection lineup with eleven new titles

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival adds ten films to the previously announced eight that will compete in the Official Selection (formerly called the Main Competition) for the festival’s Grand Prix and one film that will be screened out of competition. Ten of the films in the competition line-up will have their world, seven their international and one its European premiere. Eight films are from Europe, seven from Asia, two have been made in the US and one in South America. Festiv...

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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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