08-03-2020

Submissions for #PÖFF24 are now open!

This year, some things will be different, however, as Black Nights, in league with other festivals feels that festivals need to do more in the context of the looming climate crisis.

A festivals' Green Pledge in the works, but as a first step we announce that for every official film submission we receive this year, one euro will be donated to the reforestation of Australia's areas that were destroyed in the devastating bushfires.

Submit here:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 13th until 29th of November
Youth and children's film festival Just Film -  13th until 29th of November
Short film and animation film festival PÖFF Shorts - 17th until the 25th of November

PÖFF SHORTS BECOMES ACADEMY QUALIFYING

We have some wonderful news as the Black Nights subfestival PÖFF Shorts, dedicated to short films and animations, has just been certified as an Academy Qualifying film festival!

The status means that, should they be eligible, films winning a qualifying award at PÖFF Shorts will be eligible to submit their films for consideration for both the Live Action and Animation Short Awards at the Academy Awards

READ THE ARTICLE

NEWS FLASH

The Polish Film Academy has announced that this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be the legendary Polish actress Maja Komorowska, who got the same prize from Black Nights in 2014.

Maja has created unforgettable roles in the films of Krzysztof Zanussi (Family Life, Behind the Wall, Quarterly Balance Sheet and Gallop) and Andrzej Wajda (The Wedding, Katyn), Tadeusz Konwicki (How Far Away, How Close; Lava) and the renowned Decalogue I  by Krzysztof Kieślowski.

Also, #PÖFF23 entries Corpus Christi and The Coldest Game (which was in the Official Selection) were victorious.

SEE THE AWARD-WINNERS