Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival wrapped up the numbers of the 27th edition

    The 27th edition of Black Nights broke several records in terms of global media coverage - the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was mentioned in over 6800 articles in 93 countries, and the number of potential media contacts rose to 19.9 billion. The number of admissions was significantly higher than in 2022, and is comparable to the all-time record year, 2019.

    The number of admissions of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was 88 400, beating the previous result with 10 000 admissions. The all-time record is 90 000+ admssions in 2019. 

    There has also been a significant rise in the online media coverage of the festival, as the estimated potential global media reach from the 1st of January until the 28th of November was 19,9 billion potential media contacts (14 billion in 2022), according to Meltwater monitoring services. During the year 2023, the festival was mentioned in 6800+ articles in 93 countries. 

    According to PÖFF director Tiina Lokk, audiences are continuously back in cinemas after the Corona pandemic. "We had a high-quality programme, and people have an appetite for culture, as it acts as a refuge in difficult times and stress," she said.

    In terms of estimates, PÖFF brought back around €11 million to the Estonian economy this year.

    More statistics about 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival:

    - 551 films, including 244 feature films and 307 short films from 73 countries

    - 78 world premieres and 38 international premieres.

    - 873 screenings

    - 1687 accredited guests from 65 countries (including 115 journalists from 26 countries)

    - 490 volunteers

    - 3 most popular films: 'Poor Things', 'Fallen Leaves' and 'The Pot au Feu ' - all with over 1000 admissions.

    - 85 sold-out screenings