Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for November 2020


Margarethe Von Trotta to receive the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) awards the Venice Golden Lion-winning director Margarethe von Trotta, one of the key figures of the New German Cinema movement, with the festival’s second Lifetime Achievement Award.
The decades-spanning career of Margarethe von Trotta (b. 1942, Berlin) began with several co-operations with another central figure in Germany’s independent cinema, Volker Schlöndorff, first as an actress on „The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach“ (1971) and then co-director and co-writer on „The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum“(1975). The two collaborated on one more film – „Coup de Grâce“ (1976) – after which von Trotta moved on with her solo career.
In 1978 von Trotta directed her first solo feature "The Second Awakening of Christa Klages", 1978), while achieving the international breakthrough with her next film "Marianne and Juliane" (1981), for which she won the Golden Lion at Venice IFF, marking the first time a female director has won the festival's top award. This positioned her as one of New German Cinema's most prominent and internationally acclaimed filmmakers.  

This was followed by a row of artistically praised films that competed for the main prizes at some of the top film festivals in the world over the next three decades: Friends and Husbands (Berlin, 1983), Rosa Luxemburg (Cannes, 1986) , Three Sisters (Cannes, 1988), L’Africana (Venice, 1990), Rosenstrasse (Venice, 2003), Hannah Arendt (Tokyo, Tallinn Black Nights, 2012), Forget About Nick (Tokyo, 2017).

Common themes in von Trotta have addressed many points of special concern to women, their position in the society in the face of repressive social norms and the psychological challenges rising from it. This has offered a uniquely female perspective to social developments in post-war German society and offered endless inspiration to other filmmakers, German and otherwise.
Tiina Lokk, the director of Black Nights commented: „Margarethe von Trotta is a remarkable creative phenomenon, rising to the top of author cinema during an era when film-directing was still very much a man’s playground. She has been a true icebreaker, providing, through her films and their subject matter, the much needed female perspective on the 20th century. She has been doing it with admirable artistic merit and helped to pave the way to a wave of strong female directors that came after her.“
The award ceremony will take place prior to the screening of Marianne & Julia on Sunday, the 22nd of November. Sadly von Trotta will not be able to the event due to the risks caused by a surge of COVID-19 cases in Germany and Estonia.  The award will be accepted Simone Baumann, the Managing Director of German Films on behalf of the director.

As previously announced, the first Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival went to Estonian-Canadian cinematographer Alar Kivilo.
The 24th edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival runs from the 13th until the 29th of November.
Selected filmography
The Second Awakening of Christa Klages | Das zweite Erwachen der Christa, 1977
Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness | Schwestern oder Die Balance des Glücks, 1979
Marianne & Juliane | Die bleierne Zeit, 1981
Friends and Husbands |Heller Wahn, 1983
Rosa Luxemburg, 1986
Three Sisters | Paura e amore, 1988
L’Africana, 1990
The Long Silence | Il lungo silenzio, 1993
The Promise | Das Versprechen, 1994
Rosenstrasse, 2003
Vision, 2009
Hannah Arendt, 2012





Margaretha von Trotta, photo by Börres Weiffenbach








The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed dailies live coverage from

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

Top 3 Tech Innovations in Film History

> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

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



View my profile
Send me a message