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Tallinn Industry Days kicks off with an unprecedented line-up of Asian and North American professionals

  The top movers from Asian and American independent industry from producers to financiers, festivals and institutions are meeting up in Estonia on 26-28 November to boost their cooperation across continents, Estonia and North Eastern Europe. Multinational hits, Asian project markets, potential of genre biz, and crowd funding are tackled in a two day meet with a unique finance and matching program with local startup and risk capital leaders. Black Nights Film Festival in its 16th editi...

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival presents its Tallinn Industry Days 2012 (November 26 - 28, 2012)

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  Tallinn Industry Days boasts a line-up of Asian and North American professionals. The top movers from Asian and American independent industry from producers to financiers, festivals amd institutions are meeting up in Estonia this fall on 26 -28 November to boost their cooperation across continents, Estonia and North-Eastern Europe. Multinational hits, Asian project markets, potential genre biz, and crowd funding are tackled in a two day meet with an unique finance and matching program wi...

The External World wins at Tallinn Animated Dreams 2011

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The winners of the awards of 13th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams were announced on Saturday, 19th of November at the award ceremony in Sõprus Cinema, Tallinn. The Grand Prix winner, a recipient of the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet experts from the Nukufilm studio alongside 1000 euros, was the film The External World (Germany 2010, Dir. David O’Reilly) Chosen by an international jury made up of Anna Solanas (Spain), Nobuaki Doi (Japan) and Andres Mänd (Estonia), the film is an ...

AnimaCampus new initiative at Animated Dreams Animation

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The most important animation festival in the Baltic and Nordic regions, which runs between 16 and 20 November 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia, promises a feast of short and feature animation from across the world whilst new initiative AnimaCampus, running 15-19 November and presented by the Tallinn European Capital of Culture 2011 programme, will be a meeting point for young animators eager to learn more about their craft.Animated Dreams Animation Film Festival will begin on 16 November with an opening...

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Focus On Finland In Tallinn

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  A narrow body of water separates Estonia and Finland and the two cultures have been intertwined for centuries. This special relationship is again being played out with the Focus On Finnish Cinema program at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which continues through the weekend in the capital city of Estonia. The effort is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Soome Instituut and the Embassy of Finland in Tallinn. The program is a mix of contemporary and classi...

Professionals From 34 Countries Arrive In Snowy Tallinn

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The snow is heavily falling in Tallinn, as it is across Europe, which has played havoc with travel plans for film professionals this week (I still am waiting for my lost suitcase). However, a big contingent of film professionals is expected in Tallinn this week to attend the professional events in parallel with POFF, the Black Nights Film Festival, which runs from 25 November to 5 December in the capital city of Estonia.  Most professionals come from the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, E...

Animation Winners In Tallinn

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  Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation festivals in the Baltic and Nordic regions which ran between 19th and 23rd November, has revealed the winners for 2010. The International Competition showcased some of the finest global animated shorts selected from more than 400 entries. The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000EUR sponsored by Premia. The international jury members Wiola Sowa (Poland), Tatu Po...

Black Market and Baltic Event industry focus

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Black Market and Baltic Event provides important industry focus for the 14th Black Nights Film Festival The 14th Black Nights Film Festival will once again prove to be an important meeting point for industry professionals from across the world interested in discovering the very best projects coming out of North Eastern Europe with the Black Market (for films and projects for North East Europe) and Baltic Event (concentrating on films and projects from the Baltic regions). With the chance for tho...

Student And Short Films Take Center Stage In Tallinn

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In the run-up to the main event of international feature films that begins later this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the organization is presenting several thematic programs. Just Film is devoted to films, videos and interactive projects for children and young adults. Animated Dreams offers a diverse selection of animation from around the world, as well as showcasing animated films from Estonia and the Baltics. Running parallel to these programs is Sleepwalkers: The Student And ...

EFA nominates 3 documentaries

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2010 PRIX ARTE. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Despina Mouzaki (Greece), EFA Members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Francine Br cher (Switzerland), experts Claas Danielsen (International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film), Ally Derks (director IDFA, the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (producer, Belgium) has chosen three films for a nomination.For the f...

Meet Kadi Lokk – An ECU 2011 Intern

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Hey, my name is Kadi Lokk I’m from Estonia and I’ve just started interning with The European Independent Film Festival here in Paris! I’m a college graduate from Mainor Business School in Tallinn, Estonia. I have worked in the US for the Southwestern summer program, managed a web portal in Tallinn and during the last couple of months worked in Disneyland Paris. I moved to Paris early this summer, simply because I love Paris- for me it is such a cultural city, where something...

European discovery EFA Price

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The European Film Academy has announced this year’s nominations for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY - Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Member Els Vandevorst (the Netherlands), EFA Member Pierre-Henri Deleau (France), and experts Jacob Neiiendam (director of the film festival CPH:PIX, Denmark), Alin Tasciyan (...

Vote online for the European Film Academy People’s Choice Award

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The People's Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe's greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, nominees and winners, to attend the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience. Winners in the past have included films ...

European Film Academy Opens Vote for People’s Choice Award

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The People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, nominees and winners, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners in the past have included films like...

"Angry Man" wins Grand Prix at Hiroshima 2010

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  TOKYO ~ Angry Man, a film about domestic violence, has won top prize at the Hiroshima Animated Film Festival. Based on the book by Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus, the film focuses on a small frightened child who desperately wishes to tell someone about what is going on at home, but doesn’t know who to talk to or what to do. In awarding the Grand Prix to the film’s director, Anita Killi, the festival jury described Angry Man as a “beautifully made mixed media film” which...

A Strong Showing For Baltic Cinema

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  DISCO AND THE ATOMIC WAR (Jaak Kilmi, Estonia)  One of the key purposes of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the presentation of local Estonian and Baltic production to the international press and industry and, of course, for the public. Nine films in all were featured in the Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition, with a strong showing from Estonia (by far the most prolific Baltic film industry) and representation from Lithuania and Latvia. As Festival Direct...

Exhibitions in Tallinn Fest

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          Forsaken - Images documenting the realities of life for Afghan women   Movie Theatre ARTIS, Solaris center, Estonia pst. 9, Tallinn Nov 30 - Dec 13, 2009, Mon-Sun 10:00-21:00, free admission The exhibition is organised by the office of the Embassy of Canada to Estonia in Tallinn. In March 2004 when award-winning photographer Lana Šlezic´ went on assignment to Afghanistan from her native Canada, she never dr...

Baltic Event Brings Film Pros To Tallinn

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  As if the 250 plus films on display this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held in the Estonian capital through Sunday, December 6, were not enough, the Festival is sponsoring a number of industry initiatives that bring togther film professionals from across Europe. BALTIC EVENT is the largest regional film market, bringing together film distributors, financiers, film festival reps and other professionals to meet the Baltic film industry. Comprised of seminar pane...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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  In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 2000 individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th annual POFF, Tallinn Black Nights F...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 4 000 (as in this website's festival directory) individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th ann...

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