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Black Nights

The biggest festival in the Baltic and one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

About

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity with the emphasis on European films, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience, Estonian filmmakers and their colleagues from abroad. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival consists of the main programme, three sub-festivals, as well as film and co-production markets. 

From 2014 Black Nights Film Festival is accredited by FIAPF to organise an international non-specialized competition of feature length films along with 15 festivals around the world.

Black Nights Film Festival main programme:

  • International competition programme
  • The Tridens First Feature Competition
  • Non-competitive programs. Films submitted, but not selected for competitive programs can be invited to non- competitive programs with the minimum of Estonian premiere. 

SUB FESTIVALS

For competitive programs the Festival will invite a delegation of up to three representatives per film. The festival will cover round trip airfare for one delegate with a preference ofa Director and / or Main Cast, as well as accommodation for 3 persons in the Delegation in the Official Partner Hotel.

Awards

Official Selection - Competition:

  • Grand Prix for the Best Film (Grant of 10.000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
  • Best Director (Grant of 5000 euros)
  • Best Cinematography (Grant of 1000 Euros)
  • Special Jury Prize
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Script
  • Best Music

The Tridens First Feature Competition:

  • The Tridens Award for the Best First Feature (Grant of 5 000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
  • Two Special Jury Prizes

Additional awards for full-length films:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Audience Award (Grant of 2 000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
  • International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Award
  • Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award
  • International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award
  • Cross Religion award presented by Spiritual leaders of largest congregations in Estonia

​​The awardees are presented with the Black Nights bronze Wolf Statuette by Estonian sculptor Simson Seakülast.

Rules

  • Feature length (60 minutes and over) films from around the world completed after 15th of September 2017.
  • European regional premiere as a minimum (European films that have been presented in their country of origin remain eligible). Priority will be given to films with world and international premiere. .
  • The Festival Director and the Programming Committee reserves the right to  to waive submission fees for selected applicants and not to comment its decisions regarding waivers.

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

PÖFF is organised by the non-profit association Black Nights Film Festival (original name: MTÜ Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival).

  • Festival Director and Programmer — Tiina Lokk

Documents

Place

Estonia
Tallinn

Official website

poff.ee

Contacts

Address: 

Black Nights Film Festival
Telliskivi 60a, 3rd floor
10412
Tallinn, Estonia
 
Phone: +372 56 208 308

Email: info@poff.ee

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 19, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    July 01, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    August 17, 2018
  • Notifications
    October 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    16 November — 2 December 2018
Categories & Fees

Feature length (+60 min) films.

  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $75

Feature length debut films (ie. +60 min, first time directing status).

  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $75

The Baltic Film Competition presents feature length (60 minutes and over) films from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or with significant participation from one of these countries completed after 15th of September 2017.

  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $75

Rebels with a Cause Competition showcases films that push the boundaries, through original use of the sound and image, or through pioneering by using unorthodox methods to reach new limits in the art of storytelling. The competition presents feature length (60 minutes and over) films from around the world.

  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $75

Youth and Children's Film Festival Competitive and Non-Competitive Programme

  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $75
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $75
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