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Submission is open for audiovisual and media tech startup accelerator Storytek

Storytek is the first mentor-driven accelerator fully focusing on audiovisual sector, where deep knowledge of the global film and creative industry mixes with top notch technology competence. Supported by Enterprise Estonia and Black Nights FF.                     


Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event project submission deadlines approaching

Project submissions for all Works In Progress showcases, Baltic Event Co-Production Market and the newly launched Script Pool Tallinn are open for last weeks.


PÖFF teams up with FilmFreeway

We are happy to announce that filmmakers can now submit their films to the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival through through the FilmFreeway platform here! Submission via the PÖFF webpage will also remain an option. For more information on submissions, visit this page.


Academy Awards 2017

Find out which films from the programme of Black Nights are taking part in the Oscar race! Six films from the programmes of the 19th and 20th Black Nights Film Festival are nominated for the 89th Academy Awards of the American Academ of Motion Picture and Arts that will present the awards on 26 Februrary. From the programme of the 20th edition,…


Eight films that screened at Black Nights are nominated for Golden Globes

Hailee Steinfeld nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for the amazing role in The Edge of Seventeen that had it’s European premiere at the festival this year. The other films that received nominations are Hell Or High Water, Manchester By The Sea, Elle, The Lobster, Nocturnal Animals, Divines, Neruda.


Don't miss one of the best documentaries of this year Fire at Sea!

The stunning film about the island of Lampedusa which has been crossed by thousands of migrants in the last 20 years in search of freedom won the Golden Bear at Berlinale.


Screening tonight - the Lena Dunham produced Suited!

A fascinating documentary about a tailoring company based in Brooklyn that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community.


Screening tonight - the controversial The Birth of a Nation!

Based on true events, this is the epic story of the American-born slave, preacher Nat Turner who would lead the most successful slave rebellion in American history.


Tip for tonight - the intriguing French drama Orphan!

Come see this marvelous cast led by Gemma Arterton in a fascinating and narratively fractured portrait of a young woman.


Tonight the world premiering Estonian documentary Shusha!


Don't miss tonight's warm and funny drama That Trip We Took with Dad!

During Prague's Spring turmoil in 1968 a father and his two sons set out on a moving odyssey which takes them from Romania to West Germany.


Screening tonight - Cannes' prize-winning director's hypnotic The Untamed!

This gripping story about an unhappily married couple whose provincial lives are upset with the arrival of the mysterious Veronica expertly combines family drama, horror and social commentary.


Read here the full PÖFF coverage by Cineuropa!

One of the hottest film and industry magazine devoted to European cinema has created a comprehensive overview of PÖFF20.


Don't miss tonight's heart-stopping action ride Headshot!

A wounded man suffering from amnesia must fight with a ruthless mafia boss and his many, many henchmen in this new production by the team that brought us the wonderful The Raid.


Tip for tonight - the charming Egyptian comedy Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces!

This sweet story of a family of caterers bickering and fighting as they prepare for a big wedding feast is an absolute treat.


Check out tonight's screening of the romantic drama The Reconquest from Spain!

A meditation on love lost and gained over time as high school sweethearts meet again after fifteen years.


Screening tonight - the Cannes awarded psychological drama Stopover!

A platoon of French soldiers coming from a mission from the Middle East are submitted to a series of tests designed to combat the traumas caused by war.


Don't miss tonight's screening of The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! : A Trip Across Latin America!

Producer Peter Worsley presents this acclaimed documentary about the Rolling Stones' emotional journey across Latin America!


Tip for tonight - a striking Irish drama In View!

Overwhelming loss has derailed a police officer's life. How do you deal with unimaginable depression and grief?


The fresh Screen E-daily #2 is out!

Estonian industry in focus, fresh reviews and comprehensive overviews of the Storytek Forum and Russian cinema spotlight.


Screening tonight - Main Competition programme entry The Chronicles of Melanie!

A true story about Melānija Vanagash who was deported to Siberia in 1941. Director Viestur Kairish is here to talk about his hauntingly beautiful film.


Check out tonight's First Features Competition programme entry Duet!

Iranian director Navid Danesh presents his layered story about a woman who takes her husband to meet his ex-sweetheart.


Get yourself a unique souvenir to remember the festival!

The festival's merchandise is sold every day at Solaris Center 0 floor atrium.


Screen International Daily #1

Catch the Tallinn Black Nights news in the Screen International dailies.


Tip for tonight - stirring psychological drama Ember in cinema Apollo Mustamäe!

Turkish director Zeki Demirkubuz presents his affecting story about a young Istanbul family struggling for survival.


Screening tonight in Mustamäe - the topical documentary The War Show!

This important and ultimately personal film depicts the 2011 Arab Spring protests in Syria that turned into an ongoing bloody civil war.


Producer Alexander Rodnyansky presents The Duelist tonight at Kosmos IMAX


Tonight in cinema Apollo - directors from Israel present their striking drama Beneath the Silence!

Taking place in 1973, this affecting story talks about all the scars war leaves on us and our loved ones long after the gunfire has ended.


Don't miss tonight's screening of the awarded Iranian drama Daughter!

Acclaimed director Reza Mirkarimi presents his fascinating story of a young girl's search for freedom and identity.


Director Rayhana Rayhana presents her debut "I Still Hide to Smoke" in cinema Apollo tonight!

This moving story takes us right to the heart of the hammam where mothers, lovers, virgins and Islamic fanatics, laugh, cry and confront each other.


Screening tonight - awarded Irish comedy Young Offenders!

Two teenage crooks hunt for missing cocaine worth millions of euros that may or may not have washed up on the West Cork coast!


Storytek Forum 2016

An expert jury that has arrived in Estonia especially for Storytek Forum will estimate the digital potential of our most successful regionaal IPs „Truth and justice“, „Spring“, „Hornboy“ and „Naksitrallid“. Investor and entrepreneur Veikko Maripuu has called in this happening to draw attention to creative sector potential and eventually…


A Cannes-awarded animated film in cinema Sõprus tonight!

With wondrous creatures and landscapes, the classic Fantastic Planet is a true treasure from 1973.


Tip for tonight - Turkish political drama Clair Obscur!

This fascinating parallel study of two women gives a compelling insight into today's Turkey.


An unforgettable film experience tonight at cinema Apollo Solaris!

Anatomy of Violence is an essential examination of the notorious and savage gang rape that took place in New Delhi in 2012.


Come see the Taiwanese Oscar candidate tonight at cinema Artis!

Hang in There, Kids! is a playful yet contemplative gem about 3 aboriginal boys growing up in a secluded mountain tribe.


Screening tonight - Mexico's riveting psychological thriller 7:19 AM!

A fascinating character study about people trapped under a government building after a massive earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985.


Tip for tonight - Colombia's chilling drama The Animal's Wife!

A teenage girl is kidnapped and forced into marriage in this haunting female empowerment drama.


Tonight's Midnight Shivers programme entry in Kosmos IMAX!

"Psycho Raman" is a chilling cat and mouse play between a brutal serial killer and an equally monstrous detective in the gritty streets of Mumbai.


Showing tonight - Emily Van Camp stars in the political satire Boundaries

The intriguing film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto film festival, follows three women as they navigate their careers and personal lives in the midst of an international incident involving exploitation of a tiny island's natural resources.


Don't miss tonight's screening of action-comedy Kills on Wheels!

In this truly original and fun gem, a handicapped Hungarian gangster leads a wheelchair gang as they complete deadly assignments for a local mafia boss.


Tip for this afternoon - a moving debut Heartstone from Iceland

In the majestic Icelandic landscape two best friends are stepping into manhood and discovering their sexuality in ways neither of them could have expected.


Screening tonight: the nail-biting South Korean survival drama The Tunnel!

A man's routine day turns into a national emergency and top news story when he gets trapped in a collapsed road tunnel equipped with nothing but some water and a phone.


PÖFF celebrates French cinema with a special comedy retrospective

To celebrate its 20th anniversary the festival has chosen France as the country of this year's focus and will screen a specially curated retrospective programme: 10 classic and modern French comedies made between the years 1949 and 2009.


20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival tickets now on sale!

20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival tickets now on sale!


Meet the 12 Masters competing for the Grand Prix in the Main Competition programme!

Meet the 12 established filmmakers on their big night, competing for the Grand Prix of the festival!


14 up and coming filmmakers competing at the First Features Competition programme

Get a ticket to meet the talented new filmmakers at the world or international premieres of their first feature films!


Volunteer call for 20th PÖFF!

Black Nights Film Festival recruits over 300 volunteers to help each year. These are people who already for the 20th time actually make our plans and arrangements become the amazing festival. For the effort, our volunteers can spend two weeks of black nights at our screenings, and of course gain a priceless working experience at one of Europe's largest…


20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival pass now on sale!

20th PÖFF PASS Screenings will take place from: 11 November 2016 to 27 November 2016. A personal PÖFF Pass with a photo allows you to: - redeem a total of 30 tickets to the PÖFF main programme, the animated film festival Animated Dreams, the children and youth film festival JUST Film and the Sleepwalkers screenings in Tallinn and/or Tartu (one…