The 27th edition of Black Nights broke several records in terms of global media coverage - the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was mentioned in over 6800 articles in 93 countries, and the number of potential media contacts rose to 19.9 billion. The number of admissions was significantly higher than in 2022, and is comparable to the all-time record year, 2019.

The following grants were announced by the Romanian Film Centre on 3 October 2023.


Awarded for films in the Main Competition. A monetary award in the amount of €1,000.

Tribute screening of the restored version of Nostalgia, Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece

International Animated Film Festival Animateka celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. A few days ago, we announced the programme of the 20th edition, which brings together a diverse selection of animated films from all over the world.

Eurimages and the European Film Academy have the pleasure to award producer Uljana Kim with this years’ EURIMAGES INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION AWARD. Uljana Kim, born in 1969 in a Korean family in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, graduated from the Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (VGIK) in 1993 and is a film critic by education. She emigrated to Lithuania, where she founded Studio Uljana Kim in 1997. At that time, she was the first female producer in Lithuania.

The winners of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)'s five competition programmes as well as the Just Film sub-festival for youth and children's films were presented with awards at the festival's award ceremony.

The directors of Poor Things and The Zone Of Interest will both receive the annual Dennis Davidson (former DDA) Spotlight Award, which shines a light on diversity and inclusion in cinema. Both prizes will be presented at the Closing Ceremony of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

The international short film and animation festival announced the winners of its 2023 edition this Saturday, November 11 at the PÖFF Shorts Award Ceremony.