TORUŃ: The Finnish/Estonian drama Helene by Antti Jokinen, with DoP Rauno Ronkainen and produced by Cinematic and Estonia’s Stellar Film, screens in the main competition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE, which runs 14 – 22 November 2020.

A NEW DIRECTION FOR EUROVOD

NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS SHOWCASE A NEW ERA OF DIVERSITY & GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR THE EUROPEAN VOD INDUSTRY

During the last EUROVOD General Assembly, which took place on the 21st October, a new Board of Directors was elected for a 2-year term.  The new board is joining after a 10-year presidency by Jean-Yves Bloch (former Director of Le Meilleur du Cinéma), who, along with Maxime Lacour (UniversCiné Belgium) and Filmin (José Antonio De Luna & Jaume Ripoll) were the founding figures for the association in 2010 and pioneers in bringing together the independent European VOD sector.  Through their legacy, EUROVOD is today a renowned well-established international association overseeing the partnership of European VoD platforms, under a common umbrella of 30 members.

BUCHAREST: The eight-part series Around the World in 80 Days, a European coproduction directed by Steve Barron and starring David Tennant, is currently filming in Romania. Castel Film Studio is providing services.

FILMING RESUMES IN ROMANIA ON THE JULES VERNE CLASSIC ADVENTURE FOR FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS, ZDF, RAI (THE EUROPEAN ALLIANCE), MASTERPIECE PBS

COTTBUS: The Hungarian film Eviction / Kilakoltatas directed by Mate Fazekas was presented at the Works in Progress section of connecting cottbus, which concluded its online edition on 6 November 2020. The film is produced by Gabor Osvath and Peter Fulop for Filmfabriq, FP Films, and Sparks.

BUDAPEST: Return to Epipo, the first full-length documentary by Judit Oláh, will screen in the Hungarian Competition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place online in an extended form, running 10 – 22 November 2020.

BUDAPEST: The multiple award-winning Estonian/Latvian creative documentary Immortal directed by Ksenia Okhapkina will try its luck once more, this time in the International Competition of the 17th edition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place online in an extended form, running 10 – 22 November 2020.

BUDAPEST: Give Me Shelter directed by Mihály Schwechtje will screen in the Hungarian Competition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place online in an extended form, running 10 – 22 November 2020.

PÖFF ANNOUNCED FULL PROGRAMME

News flash: We've announced the full lineup of #PÖFF24!

Screening over 200 features over 300 shorts and animations throughout all the sections of the festival, Black Nights will set a new personal record with over 60 world and international premieres.

We would like to remind you that all accredited press and professionals will can have access to a many of the new films screening, in addition to the virtual industry events. Get your accreditation now!

DISCOVER THE LINEUP

REBELS STORM THE SCREENS

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces the line-up for Rebels With A Cause, an international competition programme screening 13 feature films, alongside a short films competition that also includes 13 entries this year, split across two programmes.

The programme is PÖFF’s showcase for challenging independent productions that offer distinct creative visions, robust opinions, and surprising aesthetics, for a discerning and demanding audience.

See the trailers.

DISCOVER THE REBELS

BALTIC COMPETITON OFFERS FESTIVAL HITS & FRESH FINDS

Showcasing the fresh cinematic output of the three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – the Baltic Competition will screen 14 films, including world premieres of two Estonian documentaries.

The Baltics are still a well full of deeply personal, untold stories of Soviet occupation, Cold War, and small-town romance - or tragedy.

Check out the trailers!

FULL LINE-UP HERE

JOIN US AT THE OPENING CEREMONY

The opening ceremony of the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will take place on Thursday, November 12th in Coca-Cola Plaza Cinema. We invite you to come and celebrate the start of one of this year’s most important cultural events in Estonia!

Two different performances are set to entertain the audience. The show that theater maker Ingmar Jõela has in store for us is a thoughtful allegory of the times, in which we find ourselves right now. Subsequently, the music of Maarja Nuut & RUUM and the poetry of Gustav Suits melt into an audiovisual spectacle by Alyona Movko.

Focus country Germany’s provocative biopic “Enfant Terrible” will open the festival.

OPENING CEREMONY TICKETS

OSCAR ENTRIES SCREENING @PÖFF

We are thrilled that our last year's First Feature Competition winner "Stories from the Chestnut Woods" directed by Gregor Božič is Slovenian's submission to the 93rd Academy Awards for the best international feature film award.

Estonia has also selected its entry for the International Feature Film category of the Oscars - the Nordic Western “The Last Ones,” directed by Veiko Õunpuu. The film will screen as part of our Baltic Competition program.

Also screening in our program this year is Germany's Oscar entry "And Tomorrow The Entire World", Czech Republic's submission "Charlatan" and Georgia's "Beginning".

READ MORE IN SCREEN DAILY

PÖFF COMPETITION ENTRIES ANNOUNCE FIRST SALES DEALS

NEW WORLD. NEW RULES.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces collaboration with three medical companies to ensure the safety of its events and guests:

  • We have partnered with medical companies SYNLAB Estonia and Medicum to ensure safety of its guests and venues and to test all guests coming to Tallinn from abroad. Private company Sinu Arst will help the festival with registere COVID cases.
  • The festival received a special governmental permit to bring foreign guests and press to the country
  • Joint goal is to organise a festival with no new corona cases and prevent the possibility of the virus spreading.

Keep yourself safe. Keep others safe. Keep PÖFF safe! ??

PÖFF SAFETY MEASURES

PÖFF SHORTS INVITES YOU FOR A DANCE

Since 2018, PÖFF Shorts has been working with artists around Estonia to give the festival a visual identity. The 2020 PÖFF Shorts festival identity is authored by artist Ingmar Järve who captured our eye with his striking and unique street art.

READ INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST

MUSIC MEETS FILM WELCOMES OSCAR NOMINEE

This year’s Music Meets Film held virtually along with the complete Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event programme, will give an insight into the creative layers of composers, film directors and industry leaders. One of the main speakers of the programme is four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman, who has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the industry. 

The conversation panel named “Choosing Doors: A Conversation with Danny Elfman” will discuss the paths Elfman has chosen in his creative life.
Save a seat by getting your accreditation today!

INDUSTRY PROGRAMME

PÖFF-WOLVES' MEETING POINT IS GETTING A MAKEOVER

Our good partner and annual gathering place of the PÖFF wolves, Nordic Hotel Forum is undergoing a renovation. Nordic Hotel Forum has been the second home of our festival's foreign guests for 12 years.
This year, the hotel is focusing on making our guests experience an even more modern, safer and more comfortable place to stay at next year's festival. ?

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