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"terroir" on Short List for Best Music Video Award in Estonia!

"terroir" has made the short list of Best Music Video nominees for the 2020 Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Films in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally scheduled for April, the festival has now been postponed to September 4-6, 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. Written/helmed and sung by Dawn Westlake, "terroir" explores the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes cloud our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The fil...

Submission opens for audiovisual and media tech startup accelerator Storytek

    Submissions are now open for the Storytek accelerator, the first mentor-driven accelerator fully focusing on audiovisual sector, where deep knowledge of the global film and creative industry mixes with top notch technology competence. Estonia, already a world leader in technology innovation with pioneering e-residency and e-governance solutions and home to the renowned Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is a natural fit for fostering the ecosyste...

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 17th Tallinn Black Nights announces full program, introduces Mexican “bronco cinema”

    The Black Nights Film Festival, November 15 - December 1, 2013, announced the full program of its 17th edition.   According to Tiina Lokk, Festival Director, the Black Nights during its three weeks will present 255 full-length feature films from 70 countries. The festival program sets focus on the exotic Armenian cinema and the Arctic Inuit films from Canada. Some 50 films will be presented at the simultaneously running sub-festivals Just Film (Children’s and Y...

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

  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...

Tallinn Hosts European Film Awards

  The European Film Awards, aka as the "European Oscars", will take place for the first time in Tallinn, Estonia as part of the final weekend of events at the Black Nights Film Festival, the Baltic region's largest and most respected film event. The star-studded gala, presented by the European Film Academy, kicks off Tallinn's celebrations as European City of Culture for 2011. A large delegation of European producers, actors, filmmakers, distributors and industry p...

Christmas Comes Early To Tallinn FF

  Christmas is coming a little early to Tallinn this year, as the Black Nights Film Festival kicked off its 2010 edition last evening with a contemporary Christmas tale. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is the feature debut of Jalmari Helander, a Finnish director who has enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning director of television commercials. He has also made a series of award-winning short films in the run-up to doing his first feature, including the well received “Icema...

Animation Winners In Tallinn

  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...

Student And Short Films Take Center Stage In Tallinn

  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: ...


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Exhibitions in Tallinn Fest

          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...

Tallinn Black Nights Fest announced the international competition programmes

13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) published today the competition programme. EurAsia competition programme which takes place sixth year presents 21 movies. Official competition programme EurAsia:   MOON / Dir: Duncan Jones / Great Britain NEM VAGYOK A BARATOD / I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND / Dir: György Palfi / Hungary ENTER THE VOID / Dir: Gaspar Noe / France, Germany KASI AZ KORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH / NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS / Dir: Bah...