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This mixture cracks! - Thrilling genre diversity between humor, provocation and action at the 31st FFC

This year, the 31st FilmFestival Cottbus is once again letting it rip with some films. They mix genres and bring exciting entertainment to the audience. Between breakneck shootouts, pointed jokes, adventurous liaisons and surreal communities of destiny reflect thoroughly contemporary social contrasts. From laughter to tears to fear, there is…

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unleashes its Rebels with a Cause

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces the line-up for Rebels with a Cause, an international competition programme screening 14 feature films, alongside a short films competition that includes 13 entries this year, split across two programmes. The features line-up includes seven world premieres and six international premieres.

PÖFF announces full Official Selection lineup * Black Nights Stars 2021 * Focus Country is revealed

The festival’s main competition programme adds one more world premiere, ten international premieres, three European premieres, and two Estonian premieres to the six world premieres previously announced. Nineteen films will be screened in competition, with three films out of competition. It’s a packed lineup featuring a couple of legends, a…

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival puts Hungary in focus in 2021

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces Hungary as the Focus Country for this year’s 25th edition of the festival. The festival’s Opening Film will be Ildikó Enyedi’s The Story of My Wife, which premiered in competition at Cannes this year, with 18 more Hungarian films screening as part of…

25th Ji.hlava IDFF: 300 films, 63 countries, 12.300 minutes

The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival has been officially launched. The Opening Ceremony introduced the first award-winners. The Best Documentary Book Award went to The Taste of Mulberries / Travel Message of the Wizard’s Apprentice by Miloslav Nevrlý. The winner of the Short Joy section selected traditionally by DAFilms viewers…

Renowned industry programs of the Verzió Film Festival

During the 18th Verzió Film Festival, several industry programs will be available to documentary filmmakers and non-professionals alike, in person and online. Panel discussions and masterclasses, presented by national and international experts, will take place 10–14 November, and will provide insight on reviving the film industry in a world shaken…

Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2021 presents projects from award-winning filmmakers and established producers

The official selection of the Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2021, taking place on 24-25 November proves that, despite the challenging times, filmmakers have continued to put hard work and dedication into the development of their projects. As Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event's focus country this year is the United Kingdom, the…

Just Film Festival to screen a special programme of short films made by Estonian youth

The 21st Just Film festival, the biggest sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival, announces this year's programme, screening films that affect kids and youth from all around the world. For the first time ever, the festival offers the opportunity to watch films that are made by Estonian kids and…

12 films to compete in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s Baltic Competition

Showcasing the best and freshest cinematic output of the three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – the Baltic Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) will screen 12 films, including 5 world premieres this year: 3 from Estonia and 1 each from Latvia and Lithuania. 5 Estonian…

After 11 days of cinema, the eighth Riga International Film Festival draws to a close and announces its winners

The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) took place this year from 14 to 24 October, initially in person in Riga, Valmiera and Madona, and simultaneously online throughout Latvia. The festival now closes out its eighth edition by announcing this year’s winners! The winning films were selected from a broad…

Ji.hlava IDFF - Opening film on Belarus, masterclasses by O. Stone and V. Mansky, festival juries

The jubilee 25th Ji.hlava IDFF kicks off tomorrow and we are sharing with you the latest news about the festival’s opening film, awards, juries as wells as the film sections, which have not yet been introduced – Czech Joy and Constellations.

Independent, fearless, indomitable: the heroines of the 31st FFC

In its 31st edition, the FilmFestival Cottbus will present a total of 61 films from 33 (co-)production countries by and about women. The films bear witness to a world in which women can make equally sensitive films about men as men can make subtle films about women.

Latvian film “Troubled Minds” will have World premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s First Feature Competition

A dramedy “Troubled Minds” (dir. Raitis Abele and Lauris Abele) will have its World premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film festival, the First Feature Competition on the 20th of November. The film is selected together with other 20 debuts from the whole world.

The winner of the 47th IFF EKOFILM is the Polish film The Whale from Lorino

Slovak film The Golden Land wins the Festival President's Award

Transilvania IFF: Submissions now open for the 21st edition!

NEW: the documentaries section becomes competitive


Dear friends, The Ji.hlava New Visions Forum, a new financing, co-production and networking event, will present 37 carefully selected new European and U.S. documentary projects. The presentations will take place on Thursday, October 28 at 15.00–19.00 (projects in development) and on Friday, October 29 at 15.00–19.00 (projects in production and…

Submissions now open for the 21st edition of TIFF! NEW: the documentaries section becomes competitive

Submissions for the 21st edition of Transilvania International Film Festival are now open! Mark your calendar and save the dates: June 17 - 26, 2022, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The next edition brings an important change in our regulations: the What's Up, Doc? section becomes competitive! It is now open to international…

Eastern Europe between Teachers' Lounge, Murman Railway and Brighton Beach - The competitions of the 31st FilmFestival Cottbus at a glance

The 31st FilmFestival Cottbus returns to the Cottbus’ cinemas from 2nd to 7th of November and presents 32 films from 26 (co-)production countries in its three competitions feature film, short film and youth film. One of the films will celebrate its world premiere in Cottbus and 26 films their German…

Flowers Are Not Silent about contemporary Belarus to open the 25th Ji.hlava Oliver Stone, Vitaly Mansky and Flatform will have masterclasses

The 25th annual Ji.hlava IDFF is only five days away! The festival will open with When Flowers Are Not Silent by Belarusian director Andrei Kutsila that captured the brutal suppression of demonstrations against last year’s rigged presidential election in Belarus. This year’s Contribution to World Cinema Award will be presented…

See European projects in development selected for the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2021

Dear friends, We are happy to share with you 11 new European documentary projects in development, which will be presented at the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum on October 28–29. The Forum will feature projects that include diverse genres and audiovisual formats – such as fiction films with documentary aspects, hybrid…