FESTIVALS: Tallin Black Nights 2020 Announces Competition

    Erna at War by Henrik Ruben Genz Erna at War by Henrik Ruben Genz photo: Karl Anders Vaikla

    TALLINN: The main competition of the 24th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will screen 25 films. The festival runs 13 – 29 November 2020.

    The festival announced it will hold a hybrid edition, with on-site film screenings, but with virtual access to films and industry events for international industry and press.

    The competition films are:

    A Distant Place (South Korea)
    Directed by Park Kun-Young

    Armugan (Spain)
    Directed by Jo Sol

    Baby (Spain)
    Directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa

    Beasts (France)
    Directed by Nael Marandin

    Bedridden (Mongolia)
    Directed by Byamba Sakhya

    Caged Birds (Germany, Switzerland)
    Directed by Oliver Rihs

    Erna at War (Estonia, Belgium, Denmark)
    Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz
    Produced by Nimbus Film Productions (Denmark)
    Coproduced by Nafta Films (Estonia)
    Supported by the Estonian Film Institute

    Fan Girl (Philippines)
    Directed by Antoinette Jadaone

    Fear (Bulgaria, France)
    Directed by Ivaylo Hristov
    Produced by Pro Film
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    Final Report (Hungary)
    Directed by Istvan Szabo
    Produced by Film Street, Filmkontroll

    Gracious Night (Finland)
    Directed by Mika Kaurismaki

    In the Mirror (Lithuania, Latvia)
    Directed by Laila Pakalnina
    Produced by Hargla Company (Latvia), Just a Moment (Lithuania)

    On the Water (Estonia)
    Directed by Peeter Simm
    Produced by Filmivabrik
    Supported by the Estonian Film Institute

    Parquet (Romania, UK, Poland, Russia)
    Directed by Aleksandr Mindadze
    Produced by Passenger Film Studio (UK), Reason8Films (Russia), Impakt Film (Poland), Alien Films Entertainment (Romania)

    Sanremo (Italy, Slovenia)
    Directed by Miroslav Mandic
    Produced by Filmostovje (Slovenia)
    Coproduced by RTV Slovenija (Slovenia), Quasar Multimedia (Italy)

    Sign Painter (Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Viesturs Kairiss
    Produced by Ego Media
    Coproduced by 8Heads Productions (Czech Republic), Artbox (Lithuania)
    Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Lithuanian Film Centre, Czech Film Fund

    Stars Await Us (China)
    Directed by Dalei Zhang

    Submission (Portugal)
    Directed by Leonardo Antonio

    The Dawn (Italy, Croatia)
    Directed by Dalibor Matanic
    Produced by Kinorama (Croatia), Ascent Film (Italy), RAI Cinema (Italy)
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    The Road to Eden (Kyrgyzstan)
    Directed by Dastan Zhapar Uulu, Bakyt Mukul

    The Three (Russia)
    Directed by Anna Melikyan

    Thread of Return (Colombia)
    Directed by Erwin Goggel

    Tooman (Iran)
    Directed by Morteza Farshbaf

    Ulbolsyn (France, Kazakhstan)
    Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov

    When I’m Done Dying (USA, Turkey)
    Directed by Nisan Dag