TALLINN: Films from Estonia, Latvia, Poland and the Czech Republic are among the ten films selected for the Tridens Baltic Sea and Nordic debut film award at the 18th Black Nights Film Festival held 14-30 November 2014. This is the first edition of the festival as a FIAF A rated festival.
The festival also announced the five films competing for the Estonian Film Award and a prize of 3,200 EUR. The Estonian film Cherry Tobacco directed by Andres Maimik and Katrin Maimik and produced by Kuukulgur Film is the only film entered in both competitions. One of the most hotly anticipated titles is Ilmar Raag’s I am Not Coming Back fresh from its win at the Let’s CEE festival in Vienna earlier this year.
Latvia will be represented by The Man in the Orange Jacket directed by Aik Karapetian and produced by Lokomotive Productions. Other films in the Baltic Sea competition are the Icelandic/Czech coproduction (and Iceland’s Oscar candidate) Life in a Fishbowl directed by Baldvin Zophoníasson and coproduced by Axman Production, and the Polish/German coproduction Domino Effect directed by Elwira Niewira and Piotr Rosolowski and produced by Otter Films.
The festival also has a competition of ten North American film and an international competition which will be announced in early November.
The list of competition films follows: Tridens Baltic Sea and Nordic Debut Film competition:
Inbetween Worlds (Germany) Directed by Feo Aladag
Domino Effect (Poland, Germany)Directed by Elwira Niewira and Piotr RosolowskiCoproduced by Otter FilmsSupported by Polish Film Institute
Cherry Tobacco (Estonia)Directed by Andres Maimik and Katrin MaimikProduced by Kuukulgur Film
Amnesia (Norway) Directed by Nini Bull Robsahm
Life in a Fishbowl (Iceland, Czech Republic)Directed by Baldvin ZophoníassonCoproduced by Axman ProductionSupported by the Czech Film Fund
Name Me (Russia) Directed by Nigina Sayoffalaejeva
The Man in the Orange Jacket (Latvia)Directed by Aik KarapetianProduced by Lokomotive ProductionsSupported by the Latvian National Film Centre
The Quiet Roar (Sweden, Norway) Directed by Henrik Hellström
They Have Escaped (Finland) Directed by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
When Animals Dream (Denmark) Directed by Jonas Alexander Arnby
Estonian Film Award:
In the Crosswinds (Estonia) Directed by Martti Helde Produced by Allfilm
I Am Not Coming Back (Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Belorussia) Directed by Ilmar Raag Produced by Amrion
Väikelinna Detektiivid ja Valge Daami Saladus (Estonia) Directed by Rene Vilbre Produced by Balti Video
Landscape with Many Moons (Estonia) Directed by Jaan Toomik Produced by Allfilm
Estonian films supported by the Estonian Film Institute