How to navigate the festival


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You can choose between 8 different festival passes or buy separate tickets. Passes are only available on our website. If you want to buy separate tickets or redeem tickets with your pass, you can do that both online or at our info desks.

Info desks in Tallinn are in:

Info desks in Tartu are in:

If your festival pass comes with a plastic badge, you can collect your pass badge in Tallinn from the PÖFF information desk at Apollo Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza or in Tartu from the PÖFF information desk at Tartu Kaubamaja 24 hours after the purchase starting from 27th October. After your attendance, we strongly recommend you to place your badge in a collection container for recycling purposes.

Accredited PÖFF guests and press can collect their badge from Nordic Hotel Forum starting from 3rd of November. From 26th October to 2nd November the accredited press can collect their badge from Apollo Cinema Solaris info desk. Accredited PÖFF Shorts guests can collect their badge from Nordic Hotel Forum info desk from 3rd to 6th November and starting from 7th November from Metropol Hotel info desk.
It’s important to remember that if you arrive at the screening later than 5 minutes before the screening, then you might lose your seat even if you have a ticket.


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PÖFF takes place in two cities - Tallinn and Tartu, while side festival KinoFF has events and screenings in three cities in East Estonia - Kohtla-Järve, Narva and Jõhvi.

Screenings in Tallinn – the centre of the festival – will be held in 4 different cinemas around the city centre:

In Tartu the screenings will take place in 3 cinemas:

Getting around Tallinn

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Photo: Visit Estonia, Kajar Kattai

By public transport

This might be the quickest way, especially because part of the city is under construction at the moment and travelling by car might take a little longer. You can find the right buses and follow the timetables in real time here or use the app ESTRA (Tallinn and Estonia). You can buy a ticket in the ticket validator next to the front door of the bus/tram/trolley using contactless Visa, Mastercard or Maestro card or buy a QR-ticket here.

To get from the airport to the city centre, you can take bus nr 2 from Lennujaam (Lennujaama tee) to Estonia or bus nr 15 from Lennujaam to Estonia. Both of these buses also stop near the Tallinn bus station at the stop Bussijaam. Estonia stop is next to the Solaris centre, where two of the festival cinemas are located. The other two cinemas and the main hotels are 5 to 10-minute walk from Estonia stop.

Please be aware of Tramline construction in Tallinn, their might be some changes in timetable plans.

By car

If you are planning on driving to the cinemas yourself, it is important to keep in mind that you need to pay a fee for parking. You can read more about parking fees here.
In collaboration with EuroParking we also have festival passes that come with a special Wolf Clock that ensures free parking during the festival near our cinemas in Tallinn.

Other means of transport

If public transport or driving a car is not for you, then you can also choose between renting a bicycle or an e-scooter or getting a taxi.

Discovering the city of Tallinn

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Photo: Visit Estonia, Riho Kirss

In addition to all the films and festival events, there are also a lot of interesting and beautiful places to discover in Tallinn. Here are some recommendations.

If you are planning on having a full day or two for sightseeing, then you might consider buying Tallinn Card, which gives you free access to more than 50 museums and attractions and lets you travel with public transport for free.

Tallinn’s Old Town

Tallinn’s Old Town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is probably the most famous sight in Tallinn. With its well-preserved medieval architecture, it is a good place to have a walk on the old cobbled streets and visit some interesting churches, museums and courtyards. In the centre of Old Town, there is also the Town Hall and the Town Hall Square, which in December is the site of one of Europe's best Christmas markets. Find out more.

Kadriorg Palace and Park

Kadriorg Palace is a baroque palace, where you can see the Estonian Art Museum’s collection of foreign art. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens. You can also visit Kumu - the main building of the Estonian Art Museum - which is a five minute walk from the Kadriorg Palace. Find out more.

Rotermann Quarter

Rotermann Quarter, located just next to Nordic Hotel Forum, Metropol Hotel and Apollo Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, is a neighbourhood full of modern architecture. As well as just walking around and taking in all the beautiful buildings, you can also find a range of shops, cafés and restaurants there. Find out more.

Telliskivi Creative City

Telliskivi Creative City is a former factory site that is now home to numerous restaurants, bars, design shops, and cultural institutions, such as Fotografiska Tallinn, a photographic art centre and satellite-gallery of the photography museum founded in Stockholm, or The Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre. It is also the place where PÖFF’s offices are located, PÖFF being one of the first ones to move here during the start of the district’s development. Find out more.

Noblessner seafront quarter

Noblessner seafront quarter, a former submarine factory, is now a place for art galleries, such as Kai Art Center, and many great restaurants. A good place to visit with children is the Proto Invention Factory, where you can experience Jules Verne era inventions through virtual reality and hands-on technology. You can also take a stroll by the marina, have a sauna and a dip in the sea in Iglupark or look around in the Seaplane Harbour, one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. Find out more.

Maarjamäe History Centre

In Maarjamäe History Centre you can visit Maarjamäe Palace, which has exhibitions about the history of the Republic of Estonia, or something for film enthusiasts - The Film Museum - that tells a story about the history of cinema. A short walk away is also the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Find out more.

To get more information you can visit Tallinn Tourist Information Centre (Niguliste 2), which is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., call them +372 6457777 or send an email to


Food and drink

It is worth sharpening your eyes when walking around the city because you can find the PÖFF sticker on the doors of restaurants, cafes, bars, and venues – if you notice this, don’t be afraid to step in, because the sticker marks all the warm, cosy, snug, and friendly wolf dens.

Getting around Estonia

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Photo: Visit Estonia, Alari Teede

Even though there is already a lot to do in Tallinn, a real fan of PÖFF and Estonia will not stop here. You should also definitely go to Tartu, where you can see most of the films in PÖFF’s programme and discover the beautiful city, which will be the European Capital of Culture in 2024. And if you want to discover East Estonia, then KinoFF together with the cities of Kohtla-Järve, Narva and Jõhvi are also waiting for you.

With Lux Express

Lux Express is a good way to travel between most of the bigger cities in Estonia, and in fact you can also use it to travel to Riga, Vilnius or even Warsaw. The buses are comfortable and every seat has a screen, where you can watch films during the ride - something that is definitely appealing to all the PÖFF visitors. You can look up the schedule and book your tickets here.

By Train

If you are more of a train person, then this is also a good option and again you can travel to most of the bigger cities or discover all the smaller ones in between. You can find the schedules and book your tickets here.

For more ideas and plans:

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