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.
Black Nights and Just Film: