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European premiere of The Edge of Seventeen at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia

    The highly anticipated Sony Pictures Releasing International film The Edge of Seventeen will have its European premiere at the 20th Edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia this Sunday, 20 November at 6 p.m. in the Kosmos IMAX cinema, on the eve of the US domestic launch of the film from STX Entertainment. Rising star Hayden Szeto will be attending the fest...

European Film Forum Tallinn eyes the continent's future in the digital content race

Will Europe stay in the global game in the time of changing media windows, and what will the future of its audiovisual industries look like? These are two major topics on the agenda of the European Film Forum, the European Commission's flagship conference which for the second consecutive year will be held at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Titled "Breaking Windows - Tackling Convergence in the European Media Landscape", the Forum is a full-day executive level publ...

New Tallinn Storytek initiative brings creativity, tech and finance together

This year Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event presents a new initiative - Storytek Forum, a conference bringing together creatives, tech platforms and investors from across the world to explore, explain and help navigate the future of the booming content business. Storytek Forum is a one-day inspirational brainstorming and discussion forum at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event with top business experts explaining the secrets of digital marketing, financing, production and sales in the ...

Tallinn Black Nights honors classic French comedy Les tontons Flingeurs and much more

  Monsieur Gangster  Les tontons flingueurs, 1963 Director: Georges Lautner. Starring: Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche   Tallinn Black Nights to make reverence to classic French comedy Celebrating the 20th anniversary, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) has chosen France as the country of this year's focus. Taking place on 11-27 November, the North European festival will have a considerable F...

Juries and Awards for the Baltic Event

  Best Project Eurimages Co-Production Development Award 20 000 Euros The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award goes to the Best Project of the Baltic Event Co-Production Market, based on its artistic quality and potential for theatrical release. The project must be a European co-production between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund from the outset, while the co-operation between partners must not be exclusively financial. The award, which takes the fo...

Baltic Event Co-Production Market selection 2016:

As I Fall, producer Gyda Velvin Myklebust, DNF Masters, Norway, director Magnus Meyer Arnesen Citizen Saint, producer Lasha Khalvashi, Artizm, Georgia, director Tinatin Kajrishvili (in collaboration with EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) East of Sweden, producer Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen, Kaiho Republic, Finland, director Simo Halinen Emil, producer Oana Giurgiu, Hai Hui Entertainment, Romania, director Andrei Gruzsniczki Far Frontiers, produce...

The Talks :program for the oldest sections of Industry@Tallinn

Europa Cinemas Innovation Day Lab “Creating new audiences, Inspiring current audiences” Friday, November 18 @Nordic Hotel Forum Arcturus, 10.00-16.30   This Innovation Day Lab will focus on programming, marketing, audience development and social media. Participants will consider these topics in practical workshops, discussions and brainstorming sessions. The goal is to strengthen the network of regional cinemas and to provide a platform where they can share strength...

Baltic Event announces selection for its 15th Co-Production Market

  Seventeen projects have been selected for the Co-Production Market, which will be taking place on 21-24 November at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during the Black Nights Film Festival. In other sections, Baltic Event highlights eight Baltic and Nordic projects in the script and pitch workshop POWR Baltic Stories Exchange and 20 projects in the Works in Progress and Screeningssections. For its 15th jubilee edition, Baltic Event has selected 14 p...

4 days till PÖFF’s Opening Ceremony

A year has passed and the confirmed PÖFF fans do not have to suffer for a long time. The delicious smell of the biggest treat can already be sensed. The festive opening ceremony of PÖFF takes place on November 11 at 19:00 at Nordea Concert Hall together with the black carpet and the opening film. During the opening ceremony the Black Nights Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award and the prize named after Bruno O'Ya to a young Est...

Eternity will open The Black Night Film Festival

The opening ceremony will be followed by the opening film, a majestic French drama "Eternity" („Éternité“), focussing on a French family story during a whole century, over three generations, bringing out all the characteristics of the country and the culture that make it so pleasant and enjoyable. The film's director is Tran Anh Hung, with a superb cast with Audrey Taoutou, Bérénice Bejo and Mélanie Laurent...   ...

Black Night Fest First Feature Competition Jury, Fipresci, Netpac and Ecumenical Jury

First Feature Competition Jury   REZA MIRKARIMI Director Iran Reza Mirkarimi graduated from the Tehran Fine Arts University in graphic arts. His cinema activities began in 1987 with a series of shorts followed by two TV series for young people. His first feature „The Child and The Soldier“ (1999) was released in France in 2001. His second feature „Under the Moonlight“ won the 40th Critics’ Week Bes...

Black Nights Film Festival International Competition Jury

UBERTO PASOLINI Director, producer Great Britain, Italy Uberto Pasolini has worked in films since 1983 and became an independent producer in 1994 with „Palookaville“. He subsequently produced many other features, including „The Full Monty“. Uberto has directed two features, „Machan“ (PÖFF 2009) and „Still Life“, (closing film at PÖFF 2013) set in Sri Lanka and South London, respectively...

"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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