Submissions for PÖFF26 are open

PÖFF opens submissions for the main festival and sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and Just Film.

The 26th edition of Tallinn Black Nights and the Youth and Children's Film Festival Just Film will run from the 11th until the 27th of November, while the International Short Film and Animation Festival PÖFF Shorts will take place from the 15th until the 23rd of November. The festival’s industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event will run from 18th until the 25th of November.

All three festivals are now accepting film submissions, which can be submitted via FilmFreeway. The main festival’s programme includes four competitive sections this year - Official Selection, First Feature Competition, Baltic Film Competition and Rebels with a Cause - and various non-competitive sections for feature films. PÖFF Shorts and Just Film also feature several international competition programmes of their own.

Submit to Black Nights Film Festival

Submit to Just Film

Submit to PÖFF Shorts

Submissions for Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event's Baltic Event Co-Production Market and Script Pool programmes are also open now.


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the only FIAPF recognised competitive non-specialised film festival in Northern Europe and since 2014 accredited to organise an international non-specialised feature film competition along with 14 other film festivals around the world. It has become a regional gateway for international cinema and film projects, bringing author cinema to local film fans and helping films start/continue their festival run and find distribution. Each year the festival is visited by a growing number of journalists, festival representatives, producers, distributors, sales agents and filmmakers – together with nearly 1200 accredited guests - and covered by the world’s leading film and trade magazines, having a potential global media auditorium over 9 billion people.

See more about the Black Nights Film Festival Regulations here

PÖFF 26 I Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Trailer