FESTIVALS: Black Nights Adds Baltic Debut Competition


TALLINN: Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries will compete in the new Tridens Herring competition programme at the Black Nights film festival (www.poff.ee), running 12-28 November 2012.

The films well judged by an international jury that includes Japanese actress Kiki Sugino who was named Best New Actress in 2012 by the Yokohama Film Festival and Osaka Cinema Festival.

The Tridens Herring feature debut competition replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea.

Thirteen films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as from Poland, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland will compete for a prize of 5,000 EUR.

Festival director Tina Lokk said, “In the recent years many young and interesting filmmakers have emerged in the Baltic film industry who are up to comparison even in the context of very strong film countries. That's why we decided that the previous Baltic programme needs to be extended.”

The following films will screen in the Tridens Herring competition:

Mona, Latvia, director Inara Kolmane (www.monathefilm.com)

Cilvēki tur / People Out There, Latvia, director Aik Karapetian (www.cilveki-tur.lv)

90 minutter / 90 minutes, Norway, director Eva Sørhaug

Mer eller mindre mann / The Almost Man, Norway, director Martin Lund

Milosc / Loving, Poland, director Slawomir Fabicki (www.odeon.com.pl)

Äta sova dö / Eat, sleep, die, Sweden, director Gabriela Pichler

Oh Boy, Germany, director Jan Ole Gerster

Eastalgia, Germany/Ukraine/Serbia, director Daria Onyshchenko

Kohta 18 / Almost 18, Finland, director Maarit Lalli

Viceværten / The Caretaker’s Tale, Denmark, director Katrine Wiedemann

Дочь / The Daughter, Russia, director Aleksandr Kasatkin, Natalya Nazarova

Everybody's Gone, Russia, Georgia, Czech Republic, director Georgy Paradzhanov

Deemonid / Demons, Estonia, director Ain Mäeots (www.kinokompanii.ee)