Just Film


Years running: 28 (since 1996)

Just Film

Festival of films for children and youth.


Just Film is a children’s and youth film festival that forms part of the Black Nights Film Festival also known as PÖFF. It comprises a competition programme and special programmes of films aimed at children and young people. The Just Film festival is held every November, just like PÖFF. It showcases movies that even the biggest film fans might not otherwise get to see – some that will make you cry, some that will make you laugh, and some that could just change your life. The festival offers something for audiences of all ages. Around 50 films are screened each year. In terms of audience numbers the festival has become one of the most popular children’s and youth events in Estonia, with around 12,000 movie lovers attending screenings every year.

The section heads invite films to take part in the youth films competition programme. The feature-length films aimed at young people aged 14 and up are presented in the competition programme. Feature films, documentaries and animation films compete side by side in this programme.


• Just Film Grand Prix for the Best Youth Film 
• ECFA Award for the Best Children’s Film 
• Best Youth Film 
• Best Children’s Film 
• Up to two Special Mentions per Competitive Programme 


  • Films eligible for the programmes are feature length (+60 min) either fiction or documentary and produced after 1 January 2022 with a minimum of Estonian premiere.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Submission via FilmFreeway 

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official Website




(Black Nights Film Festival (Just Film)
Telliskivi 60A,
10412, Tallinn,

tel: +372 631 4640


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 01, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    July 01, 2023
  • Late Deadline
    August 17, 2023
  • Late Deadline
    August 24, 2023
  • Notifications
    October 01, 2023
  • Event Dates
    3 — 19 November 2023
Categories & Fees
  • Regular Deadline — $76
  • Late Deadline — $93
  • Late Deadline — $110
  • Regular Deadline — $76
  • Late Deadline — $93
  • Late Deadline — $110

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