Selected International Film Festivals

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Telliskivi 60A
10412 Tallinn
Estonia
phone +372-631-4640
fax +372-631-4644
http://www.poff.ee
email: poff@poff.ee

Director
Mrs. Tiina Lokk-Tramberg

Year of Foundation 1997

Event Date from 16 November 2018 till 02 December 2018

in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia

International Competition

Sections International Competition, First Feature Competition, Estonian Film Competition, Non-competetive Programs

Terms of Entry International Competition: full-length (+60 min) films: fiction, documentary or animation; premiered after 15 September 2017; screened from DCP; with English subtitles, if not in English; European premieres required, world and international premieres preferred.

First Feauture Competition: full-length debut films (+60 min), first time directing status, remiered after 15 September 2017, world and international premieres preferred.

Non-competitive sections: full-length (+60 min) films (fiction, documentary or animation).

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Regular Deadline: 01.07.2018
Extended Deadline: 17.08.2018

Fees Regular Deadline ( - 01.07.): 55$; Extended Deadline (02.07. - 17.08.): 75$

Attendance Figures 80,000

Participants of the Film Industry filmmakers and industry total up to 1.291 in 2017

Prizes/Awards International Competition:
-Grand Prix for the Best Film (10,000 EUR shared equally by director and producer)
-Best Cinematography (1,000 EUR)
-Best Director (5,000 EUR)
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Script
-Best Music
-Best Production Design

First Feature Competition:
-Award for the Best First Film (5,000 EUR shared equally by the director and the producer)
-Two Special Jury Prizes

Award for the Best Estonian Film (3,200 EUR shared equally by the director and the producer)

Additional Awards:
-Lifetime Achievement Award
-Audience Award (Grant of 2 000 Euros, shared by the Director and Producer)
-Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award
-International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award
-Cross Religion award presented by the spiritual leaders of the largest congregations in Estonia

German Films

2018


Official Selection
TWO MEN IN SUITS (ZWEI HERREN IM ANZUG) by Josef Bierbichler ( X Filme Creative Pool)

First Feature Competition
YUNG by Henning Gronkowski (G.G. Production, deutschfilm)

Signatures
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, Ma.ja.de. Fiction)
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)

Forum
SIRENS (NIXEN) by Katinka Narjes (DFFB)
THE BRA (VOM LOKFÜHRER, DER DIE LIEBE SUCHTE) by Veit Helmer (Veit Helmer-Filmproduktion)

Screen International Critics’ Choice
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
HAPPY AS LAZZARO by Alice Rohrwacher (IT/DE/FR/CH, Pola Pandora)

Panorama
3 DAYS IN QUIBERON (3 TAGE IN QUIBERON) by Emily Atef (DE/AT/FR, Rohfilm Factory)
ALL GOOD (ALLES IST GUT) by Eva Trobisch (TRIMAFILM, Starhaus Filmproduktion, University of Television and Film Munich)
CRYSTAL SWAN by Darya Zhuk (BY/DE/US/RU)
GUNDERMANN by Andreas Dresen (Pandora Film Produktion, Kineo Filmproduktion)
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude (RO/CZ/FR/BG/DE, Komplizen Film)
IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber (Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Rotor Film, Departures Film)
LYSIS by Rick Ostermann (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahiu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
STYX by Wolfgang Fischer (DE/AT, Schiwago Film)
THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CELESTE GARCIA by Arturo Infante (CU/DE, FassB Filmproduktion)
THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (PY/UY/DE/BR/NO/FR, Pandora Film Produktion)
WACKERSDORF by Oliver Haffner (if… Productions)
YULI by Icíar Bollaín (ES/CU/GB/DE, Match Factory Productions)


Doc@PÖFF
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady (DE/GB/AU, Chromosom Film)
WILD HEART (WILDES HERZ) by Charly Hübner (Eichholz Film)

In Focus: Ingmar Bergman
AUTUMN SONATA (HERBSTSONATE) by Ingmar Bergman (FR/DE/SE/GB, Persona Film)


Just Film

Children Program
CAPT’N SHARKY by Jan Stoltz & Hubert Weiland (Caligari Film)
KLUMP (PETZI) by Johannes Weiland, Paul Cichon & Michael Bohnenstingl (DE/GB/DK, Petzi UG Filmproduktion, Studio Soi)
MATTI AND SAMI AND THE THREE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN THE UNIVERSE (MATTI & SAMI UND DIE DREI GRÖSSTEN FEHLER DES UNIVERSUMS) by Stefan Westerwelle (DE/FI, Lieblingsfilm)

Youth Program
303 by Hans Weingartner (Kahuuna Films, Starhaus Produktion, NEUESUPER)
LET ME FALL by Baldvin Z (IS/FI/DE, Neutrinos Productions)

JF Science360
BIG EYES ON THE SKIES - THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL TELESCOPES by Martin H. Schmidt


PÖFF Shorts (20 – 25 November 2018)

International Animation Competition
FEST by Nikita Diakur
FLOOD by Malte Stein

New Talents Competition: Animation
A BLINK OF AN EYE by Kiana Naghshineh
COPS & ROBBERS by Florian Maubach
GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBUDS! by Benedikt Hummel
NOSIS by Vincenz Neuhau

New Talents Competition: Live Action
04_EMIL_CASTING.MP4 by Lili Zahavi

Animated Realities
32-RBIT by Victor Orozco Ramirez (DE/MX)

Tricky Toons for Kids
THE OPPOSITE DAY by Fabian Friedrich

Night Cinema
BERLIN BEAT (BERLINER BEAT) by Kristina Mareike Almedom
RULES OF PLAY by Merlin Flügel
SENSE AND SENSELESSNESS OF VIOLENCE UNDER SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF ITS CAUSES (SINNIGKEIT UND UNSINNIGKEIT VON GEWALT UNTER BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER URSACHEN) by Richard Wilde

EFA Short Matters
BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX by Ulu Braun
CONTAINER (KONTENER) by Sebastian Lang
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (GB/CH/DE)

Number of Films Shown 233 features and 257 shorts from 770 countries in 2017

Media Coverage approx. 100 journalists from print, TV, radio and internet, among them 20 foreign, including Screen International, Variety, Cineuropa and Kultura.

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival.

Evaluation The festival is the largest one in the Baltic countries and very well organised. The program present a wide selection of both international and national films for the enthusiast audience. Since 2014, the festival is catogarized as an "A-festival" by FIAPF.

Services Festival covers both way of the print transport

Reviewed Files
Fachinfo_Tallinn2012.pdf

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