Focus country Germany brings a scandalous biopic to open the festival
Germany will be the Focus Country for this year’s hybrid 24th edition of the festival. The festival’s Opening Film will be Oskar Roehler’s Fassbinder biopic Enfant Terrible. Fourteen more German films will screen online and onsite as part of the In Focus: New German Cinema selection.
Test your film knowledge; win a trip to Estonia and film festival of choice
Polish up your film knowledge and participate in Visit Estonia's movie quiz! Not only will you be lauded honour. Three knowledgable wolfs will also be awarded a tailor-made trip to Estonia and tickets to a film festival of choice.
PÖFF Black Room brings together world-renowned masters of the art department
The Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event’s training programme explores visual language of cinema through the craft of production design, with art production masters of films like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs, Lady Macbeth and The Lobster.
Eight young actors announced as new Black Night Stars
Black Nights Stars, the initiative of the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, has announced eight young actors from the Baltic Sea region to participate in the programme this November, also inviting young talents from Russia to attend for the first time within the RUSSIA IN FOCUS program.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the complete lineup of the Official Selection Competition
Geographically, stylistically, and culturally diverse: Final 17 films added to the Official Selection Competition. Five of the new films have their world premieres in the Official Selection Competition of the 24th edition of the festival.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival introduces DDA Spotlight Award
The DDA will honour an artist or filmmaker whose recent work helps to improve diversity and inclusion in the film industry and cinema culture.
PÖFF Announces First Feature Films, paving new ways in cinema.
Eighteen plus three budding filmmakers take the stage in this year's First Feature Selection, bringing freshness and quirky, new views.
Famed Ugandan action director Godfrey Geoffrey directs video for Estonian funk band
Estonian funk band Lexsoul Dancemachine released video directed by Ugandan director Godfrey Geoffrey aka Nabwana I.G.G, who they discovered via the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.
PÖFF announces first 8 films of the Official Selection – Competition
From legendary veterans to emerging new voices – here are the first eight films of this year's Official Selection – Competition, that will be competing for the festival's main prize.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival saves forests with Single.Earth, a rising Estonian greentech startup
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will invest one euro from every film submission fee collected to combat intensive clear-cuts in Estonia. The platform created by the Estonian startup Single.Earth gives money to forest owners for switching from clear-cutting to alternative forest management methods.
The Goddess of Fortune wins Tartuff Audience Award
The audience of the Tartu Love Film Festival that wrapped on Sunday picked the Italian dramedy The Goddess of Fortune as their favourite film. The festival, affected heavily by the COVID-related restrictions saw an attendance of around 6300 (including 1200 online viewers) which marks a big drop from previous editions.
PÖFF Shorts now an Academy Award Qualifying Festival
The team of Black Nights celebrates the news its the sub-festival, international short film and animation festival PÖFF Shorts has now become an Academy Qualifying film event.
The 24th PÖFF will be a hybrid event
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is moving on with preparations to hold physical screenings while the international industry and press will be granted virtual access to films and events regardless of their location.
Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event happens fully online this year
Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the industry strand of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has decided to move online completely due to likely travel restrictions caused by the resurgence of COVID-19.