TALLINN: The Black Nights Film Festival / PÖFF announced the winner of its shorts competition and selected the Georgian film 12 K Marx Street by Irine Jordania to compete in the short film category at the European Film Awards 2020. This is the first year that the festival is putting forth a candidate for the European Film Awards. The shorts award ceremony was held on 23 November 2019. The festival runs through 1 December 2019.
Winners were announced for the Estonian short film competition, two animated short competitions and two international live action short competitions. LIST OF WINNERS:
PÖFF SHORTS NATIONAL COMPETITION BEST SHORT Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves (Estonia) Directed by Chintis Lundgren SPECIAL MENTION Bad Hair (Estonia) Directed by Oskar Lehemaa
ANIMATION COMPETITION BEST SHORT ANIMATION Deep Love (Ukraine) Directed by Mykita Lyskov SPECIAL MENTION Lola the Living Potato (France, Russia) Directed by Leonid Shmelkov
SHORTS NEW TALENTS COMPETITION: ANIMATION BEST SHORT ANIMATION Daughter (Czech Republic) Directed by Daria Kashcheeva SPECIAL MENTION Zorg II (Estonia, 2019) Directed by Auden Lincoln-Vogel
LIVE ACTION COMPETITION BEST SHORT FILM Holy Family (Portugal) Directed by Margarida Lucas SPECIAL MENTION FROM MATTI WITH LOVE (Finland) Directed by Jarno Lindemark
SHORTS NEW TALENTS COMPETITION: LIVE-ACTION BEST SHORT FILM My planet (Belgium) Directed by Valery Carnoy SPECIAL MENTION Elephantbird (Afganisthan) Directed by Masoud Soheili
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2020 CANDIDATE FOR EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 12 K Marx Street (Georgia) Directed by Irine Jordania