Yes, it's true - we have opened the film submission for the 23rd edition of Black Nights and both of our sub-festivals - youth and children's festival Just Film and animation and short film festival PÖFF Shorts!
We had over 2400 feature-length and over 4000 short and animation submissions last year. Let's see if we can top this!
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will run from the 15th of November until the 1st of December.
Wondering what happened next to the films that were screened at the last edition of Black Nights? We'd like to share some updates from the international festival circuit regarding the alumni of our last year's competition programmes.
The Grand Prix and Best Music award winner Wandering Girl (Colombia-France) by director Ruben Mendoza has just opened Colombia's Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias, having also played at Miami and Havana, screening next at Malaga film festival. The film was praised in Tallinn by the jury led by Andrea Pallaoro and critics writing for magazines such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Daily and Cineuropa.
Another favourite of the jury and critics, Cronofobia (Switzerland) by Francesco Rizzi that played in the First Feature Competition where it won the Special Jury Prize, went on to win the best director and script awards at Max Ophüls festival and has been selected to several well-known festivals, including Hongkong IFF. Read the reviews in Screen Daily and Variety.
We are extremely glad to have screened so many nominees of the Estonian Film and Theatre awards of 2019, including all the Best Film nominees Take it or Leave it, The Little Comrade and Eia's Christmas Mission that had its world premiere as the opening film of the children's and youth film festival Just Film. We are also rooting for the Best Documentary entry Ahto. Chasing Dreams that was awarded the Best Estonian Film award at the last edition of Black Nights.