PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF
The 24th PÖFF is hybrid

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival holds physical and virtual screenings while the international industry and press will be granted virtual access to films and events regardless of their location.

The 24th edition of Black Nights Film Festival is hybrid; ensuring the most safety for our local and foreign guests. You will find an overlook of all the measures and virtual possibilities at this year's festival below.

Accredited press and industry
Since foreign travel to Estonia is restricted, accredited foreign press and industry delegates will be granted access to the festival’s programme digitally via the Shift72 platform, no matter their geographic location. The industry strand, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event has moved fully online this year, using the Elisa Stage platform.

Foreign travel
Travel of foreign filmmakers and the press is subject to strict health and safety regulations and the cooperation with three medical companies. Read about safety for foreign guests here.

Physical screenings
The physical screenings, however, have not been cancelled. Extra safety measures do apply and wearing masks to all events is obligatory. As the festival has always hosted several hundred filmmakers to present their films every year, some might be forced to do so virtually this year. For this reason, the festival is preparing virtual video greeting and Q&A formats that would precede the film screenings. The number of films to be screened is lower than in previous editions.

Virtual screenings
For the first time in the festival’s history viewers based in Estonia can now watch films from your home, at the time that suits best suits you. Read more on how to watch the best of PÖFF at home