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Where is Tallinn?

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Tallinn Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. Tallinn is situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, in north-western Estonia. The largest lake in Tallinn is Lake Ülemiste (covers 9.6 km²). It is the main source of drinking water of the whole city. Lake Harku is the second largest lake within the borders of Tallinn and its area is 1.6 km². The only large river in Tallinn is loc...

Summer In Tallinn: (500) DAYS of it

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Summer is coming to Tallinn next week.....well not exactly the balmy weather of July and August, but a film that brings with it the sultriness of that special season. The American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER opens the 13th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the biggest film festival event in Eastern Europe, on November 26. The festival, which will unspool nearly 250 films in Estonia's capital city, is a true feast for adventurous cinema lovers. One of the big American indie hi...

Summer In Tallinn: (500) DAYS of it

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  Summer is coming to Tallinn next week.....well not exactly the balmy weather of July and August, but a film that brings with it the sultriness of that special season. The American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER opens the 13th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the biggest film festival event in Eastern Europe, on November 26. The festival, which will unspool nearly 250 films in Estonia's capital city, is a true feast for adventurous cinema lovers. One of the bi...

Film festivals in Estonia

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Are you looking for film festivals in Estonia? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee. http://www.fest21.com/en/festivals?filter0=&filter1=&filter2=Estonia&filter3=**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on fest21.com ...

Tough Eye International Turku Animated Film Festival

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TOUGH EYE International Turku Animated Film Festival is the largest animation festival in Northen Europe. Last edition we had over 330 films from 30 different countries. Welcome to Turku Finland in Mai 20031

Pärnu Int. Documentary And Anthropology Film Festival

The Pärnu Int. Documentary Film Festival, founded in 1987, is the oldest annual film festival in Estonia.
The aim of the festival in general is to support cultural survival of peoples. Only documentary films of high value and quality, recording human activities in social, historical or ecological context are accepted for competition screenings.
Main subjects: Human Interest, Social Issues, Art, Music, Culture, Survival of Indigenous Cultures, Docs for Kids, Author's POV.
The festival is held every July.
An international jury awards the grand prix for the best film.
Since 1999, a separate competition has been held for films, what will be broadcast in Estonian Television (Estonian People's Award).

Tallinn Black Nights Awards

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In what had to be one of the more unusual and visually artistic Awards Ceremonies I've ever attended, the 12th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival came to a dramatic close last evening (although screenings continue through the day on Sunday). The ceremony, a multi-media show that included video, live music by an Estonian rock band and an avant-garde performance presentation involving the Festival's jurors, was greeted by the enthusiastic audience as another sign of the Festival's a...

Awards Night At Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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  HUNGER Sunday, December 7-------In what had to be one of the more unusual and visually artistic Awards Ceremonies I've ever attended, the 12th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival came to a dramatic close last evening (although screenings continue through the day on Sunday). The ceremony, a multi-media show that included video, live music by an Estonian rock band and an avant-garde performance presentation involving the Festival's jurors, was greeted by the en...

Baltic Event Brings Together Media Professionals In Tallinn

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  Monday, December 1------The Baltic Event, the co-production and networking professional event that is at the heart of the professional activities at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, began yesterday with an ambitious agenda of film pitches, professional seminars and special events. Now in its seventh year, the Baltic Event initiative is presenting 12 projects in the Co-Production Market section, offering film producers early contacts with distributors, programmers, film cr...

Baltic Event initiative at Tallin Black Nights Fest

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The Baltic Event, the co-production and networking professional event that is at the heart of the professional activities at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, began yesterday with an ambitious agenda of film pitches, professional seminars and special events. Now in its seventh year, the Baltic Event initiative is presenting 12 projects in the Co-Production Market section, offering film producers early contacts with distributors, programmers, film critics and other professionals for their p...

Mike Leigh Film Opens 12th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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  Friday, November 28---------Happy Go Lucky, the acclaimed new film from Mike Leigh that is shortlisted for the European Film Award as Best Film, will open the 12th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) in the Baltic seaport city of Tallinn, Estonia. Growing into prominence as the "Sundance of Eastern Europe", the festival shows an array of acclaimed films from Europe and Asia in competition, while introducing new filmmaker talents from the Baltic reg...

Mike Leigh Film Opens 12th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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Happy Go Lucky, the acclaimed new film from Mike Leigh that is shortlisted for the European Film Award as Best Film, will open the 12th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) in the Baltic seaport city of Tallinn, Estonia. Growing into prominence as the "Sundance of Eastern Europe", the festival shows an array of acclaimed films from Europe and Asia in competition, while introducing new filmmaker talents from the Baltic region and North America (US/Canada).One of Europe’s mos...

Awards for the POFF Animation Film Festival

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  Thursday, November 27--------On the eve of this year's Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which begins tomorrow evening, the Festival announced the winners of the POFF Animation Film Festival, which directly precedes the international film festival. Animation has been a staple of entertainment in Eastern Europe for the past 50 years. In many different ways, animators in Eastern Europe perfected a style of impressionistic reality, often using the satire of their subjects as jabs...

Introducing the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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  Thursday, November 27---------When I recently told family and friends that I was soon to attend a film festival in Tallinn, Estonia, a queer look came over their faces. This was really testing their geographic skills. Did they known that Estonia was its own kingdom for centuries before being part of the Russian empire. The photos I've seen show a civilization that has been around since the 14th century, with a prosperous port on the Baltic Sea. I don't arrive until Monday but I ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Fest new competition for Baltic films

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The biggest annual film festival in the Baltic countries is approaching its 12th edition on 13 November - 7 December 2008 with programming changes that will see the foundation of a new competition section - Baltic feature film competition.Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was founded in 1997 as the showcase of Nordic cinema that quickly grew into international event presenting ca 200 features and as much shorts from more than 60 countries. Nevertheless, the festival retained its roots firmly in...

Nordic Shorts: New Short Films from Finland in NY

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Nordic Shorts will screen in NY on thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm at Scandinavia House2007—For years, Nordic short films have been presented at major film festivals around the world, regularly winning top international prizes. This fall Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue between 37th & 38th Streets) presents the Nordic Shorts series, a wide-ranging survey spanning many styles and genres that introduces some of the finest new shorts by the next generation of Nordic filmmakers. The series begins w...

Norwich journeys beyond animation with its boldest festival yet

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Norwich journeys beyond animation with its boldest festival yet, from 18 - 21 OctoberExpanded, refreshed and emboldened, Norwich International Animation Festival returns for 2006 with a trailblazing programme which ventures further still from ‘traditional’ film festival territory to embrace live art, generative work and artists’ film, eroding yet further the myth that animation is about cartoons alone.This year’s festival theme, ‘Re-vision’, looks at reappropriation – the found, tw...

“Devil’s Miner” wins Estonian People’s Award at Pärnu

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“Devil’s Miner” wins Estonian People’s Award at PärnuBest Film prize goes to “Before Flying Back to Earth”The Devil’s Miner, directed by Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson, beat off stiff competition from seven other entrants to win top prize at Estonia’s Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival last night (July 16,2006).The 20th edition of the festival, which is held in the country’s delightful summer capital some 130 kilometres south of the administrative capital Tallin...

Asian films and Nordic actors win in Tallinn Black Nights

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9th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that finished on Sunday was a feast for Asian films as two of the jury's main prizes went to the works from this region. At festival closing ceremony on the 10 December the Grand Prix of competition programme EurAsia was handed to the Chinese film "Shanghai Dreams"(dir. Wang Xiaoshuai), Hou Shiao-shien from Taiwan received the award for best director for his epic "Three Times". The Audience Award went to Asia as well - Kim Ki-duk won Estonian viewers’ fav...

Cracow awards announced

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45TH CRACOW FILM FESTIVALTHE VERDICT OF THE NATIONAL COMPETITION JURYThe National Competition Jury of the 45th Cracow Film Festival: Witold Stok – chairman, Hanna Polak, Krzysztof Talczewski, Piotr Szczepański, Leszek Gałysz, having watched all the competition films decided to award the following prizes :The Grand Prix – The Golden Hobby-Horse to “Hercules” directed by Lidia DudaThe Silver Hobby-Horse to „Olter” by Krystian MatysekThe Bronze Hobby-Horse to „Old Books Stor...

Crossing Europe Linz Fest

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CROSSING EUROPE: Filmic Forays Through EuropeLinz Film Festival with Tributes to Matteo Garrone and Priit PärnThe program of the new Linz film festival CROSSING EUROPE (4 – 9 May 2004) is taking shape under the direction of the former artistic director of the Diagonale Christine Dollhofer. Simultaneously with the expansion of the EU, the first edition of the annual festival invites viewers to discover less familiar film landscapes. In addition to the European Competition and the European Pano...
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