15-11-2007

11th Tallinn Black Nights FF announces competition films -- Nov. 15, 2007

Press Release 15h November 2007


11TH TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPETITION FILMS


11th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has announced the films in
competition in the festival's main programme. The international Official
Competition EurAsia presents 17 films. The domestic selection Scottish
Leader Estonian Feature Film Competition includes 12 Estonian films.

Films in Official Competition EurAsia are:

AIQING DE YACHI / TEETH OF LOVE / Director: Zhuang Yuxin / China
ALEXANDRA / Director: Aleksander Sokurov / Russia, France
DAISY DIAMOND / Director : Simon Staho / Denmark
DEN NYA MÄNNISKAN / THE NEW MAN / Director: Klaus Härö / Sweden, Finland
EDUART / Director: Angeliki Antoniou / Greece, Germany
FROZEN / Director: Shivajee Chandrabhushan / India
HOFSHAT KAITS / MY FATHER MY LORD / Director: David Volach / Israel
ISZKA UTAZASA / ISKA'S JOURNEY / Director: Csaba Bollók / Hungary
LA FRANCE / Director: Serge Bozon / France
ORANGELOVE / Director: Alan Badoyev / Ukraina
PARINAWA LA GHOBAR / CROSSING THE DUST / Director: Shawkat Amin Korki /
Iraq, Kurdistan, France
PAS DOUCE / PARTING SHOT / Director: Jeanne Waltz / Switzerland, France
PLOY / Director: Pen-ek Ratanaruang / Thailand
SÜGISBALL / AUTUMN BALL / Director: Veiko Õunpuu / Estonia
TAKVA - A MAN'S FEAR OF GOD / Director: Özer Kiziltan / Turkey, Germany
TRUE NORTH / Director: Steve Hudson / Ireland, Great Britain, Germany
VRATNE LAHVE / EMPTIES / Director: Jan Šverak / Czech, Great Britain

The international EurAsia jury is formed by Chung Sung-woo (South
Korea), François da Silva (France), Jaak Kilmi (Estonia), Ilkka Y.L.
Matila (Finland) and Juliette Sichel (Czech). Please find more
information on the jury members in the following attachment.
EurAsia Grand Prix is handed by the international jury for the best film
and it includes 10 000 euros sponsored by the city of Tallinn. The jury
also awards the best director, best actor and actress and hands out a
special jury prize.

Films Scottish Leader Estonian Feature Film Competition are:

DEBORA VAARANDI AEG / ESTONIAN HISTORY / Director: Katrin Laur
DIRIGENDI KÕLA / THE SOUND OF A CONDUCTOR / Director: Helle Karis, Peter
Murdmaa
GEORG / Director: Peeter Simm
JAN UUSPÕLD LÄHEB TARTUSSE / 186 KILOMETRES / Director: Andres Maimik,
Rain Tolk
JONATHAN AUSTRAALIAST / JONATHAN FROM AUSTRALIA / Director: Sulev Keedus
KLASS / THE CLASS / Director: Ilmar Raag
KUHU PÕGENEVAD HINGED? / WHERE SOULS GO / Director: Rainer Sarnet
NUGA / THE KNIFE / Director: Marko Raat
PÕDRA KUNINGRIIK / ELK'S KINGDOM / Director: Rein Maran
SÜGISBALL / AUTUMN BALL / Director: Veiko Õunpuu
TERVITUSI NÕUKOGUDE EESTIST! / GREETINGS FROM SOVIET ESTONIA! /
Director: Urmas E. Liiv
VASTUTUULESAAL / HEADWIND HALL / Director: Priit Valkna


Scottish Leader Estonian Feature Film competition jury is formed by
Christian Branchi (France), Arko Okk (Estonia) and Sergei Zemljanuhin
(Russia). Please find more information on the jury members in the
following attachment. Scottish Leader Estonian Film Award (50 000
kroons) goes to best film in the competition.

In addition to the above mentioned awards, a number of other award are
handed out in BNFF. International Federation of Film Clubs (FICC) hands
out the Don Quijote award and Estonian Film-Critics Association award a
film of their choice with the Critic's Award. The jury of Network for
the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award the best Asian film in BNFF
programme. An Audience Award, 2 000 euros supported by the City of
Tallinn, is handed to the audience's favourite film. A Lifetime
Achievement Award will be handed to an accomplished film-maker.
All BNFF sub-festivals have their own competitions and juries and hand
out several awards. Please see attatchment for more information about
sub-festivals' competitions.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Estonia's largest film event transforms the capital of Estonia into a
buzzing film city in the late autumn. The festival events span close to
a full month (15 Nov.-9 Dec.). In addition to the 10-day festival four
sub-festivals are organized and an international co-production market
"Baltic Event" takes place. The dates of the Black Nights Film Festival
(BNFF) main programme are 30.11.-9.12.2007. The festival is now
organized for the 11th time. In addition to traditional BNFF towns
Tallinn and Tartu, some BNFF movies are also presented in Narva, Jõhvi
and Kärdla.

Tickets will be on sale from 15th November in Piletilevi ticket counters
in Estonia. Tickest are also available internationally online at
www.piletilevi.ee.

For more information on BNFF programme, go to the festival's home page
at www.poff.ee


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