Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces dates and opens film submission

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF and its sub-festivals announce dates for its 23rd edition.The main festival and the youth and children’s strand Just Film will run from the 15th of November until the 1st of December and the international short film and animation festival PÖFF Shorts will take place from the 19th until the 27th of November.

All three festivals are now open for film submissions, accepting them via the platform filmfreeway.com. PÖFF Shorts also accepts films at shortfilmdepot.com.

Black Nights had over 2400 feature-length film submissions in 2018, while over 4000 shorts and animations were submitted to PÖFF Shorts.

The programme of Black Nights will consist of three international competition programmes – Official Selection, First Feature Competition and Baltic Film Competition - and various non-competitive sections for festival circuit highlights, a retrospective focus programme of Arabian cinema, experimental films, documentaries, genre cinema, sports films and much more. The sub-festivals similarly boast a rich palette of different sections, including international competition programmes.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the only FIAPF-accredited competitive non-specialised film festival in Northern Europe. It has become a regional gateway for international cinema and film projects, bringing author cinema to local film fans and helping films start/continue their festival run and find distribution. Each year the festival is visited by a growing number of journalists, festival representatives, producers, distributors, sales agents and filmmakers – together nearly 1200 accredited guests - and covered by the world’s leading film and trade magazines such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen International and Cineuropa.


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