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FESTIVALS: PÖFF Shorts Announces 2019 Winners Featured

2019-11-26
PÖFF Shorts 2019 Award Ceremony PÖFF Shorts 2019 Award Ceremony photo: Aron Urb , Black Nights Film Festival

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