The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Pimedate Ööde filmifestival, PÖFF) first took place in 1997. Since 2014, PÖFF is one of the 15 A-list film festivals accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) alongside the Cannes, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Locarno, Venice, Berlin, Cairo, Mar de Plata, Goa, Tokyo and other film festivals. The accreditation is renewed every year.
The aim of the festival is to present a comprehensive selection of world cinema from the last two years to a local and international audience, offering fresh film production with high artistic value.
Today, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival with IndustryTallinn & Baltic Event and with the two sub-festivals, Just Film and PÖFF Shorts, has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and the busiest regional industry platforms. The festival is an important meeting point for a rapidly growing number of industry professionals from around the globe.
The 27th edition will take place from the 3th until the 19th of November, while the festival’s industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event will run from 13th until the 17th of November.
PÖFF 2022 in numbers:
PÖFF consists of:
Just Film: Youth and Children Film Festival
PÖFF Shorts: Short and Animation Film Festival
Kinoff: PÖFF's most eastern sub-festival
HÕFF: Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival in the end of the April
Tartuff: Tartu Love Film Festival held in Tartu town hall square in the beginning of August
NÖFF: women's nights film festival in Rapla
Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event
Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event welcomes film professionals and talents in Tallinn for five days full of meetings, projects presentations, masterclasses and workshops, conferences, talent labs and networking opportunities.
Film Development Market:
Script Pool, Baltic Event Co-Production Market, Works in Progress presentations (JUST Film WIP, Baltic WIP, International WIP), European Genre Forum, Go Long!
The Black Nights Discovery Campus is an international continuing education programme that allows young film professionals to pursue, complement, and integrate their studies in filmmaking. At the Campus, they can discover the new skills needed to improve, upgrade and update their knowledge in their field of work and meet new mentors, contacts and fellow talents to keep an eye on.
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Read more about regulations here.