Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Film submissions for the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival are now open. The festival takes place from November 11-27, 2016. In addition, filmmakers can now submit films for the youth and children’s film festival Just Film, a sub-festival of Black Nights, running from November 11-20, 2016.

Entry form and regulations can be found HERE. As a new feature the festival has introduced a submission fee of 50 euros.

The program of the anniversary edition of Black Nights will consist of three competition programs - Main Competition, First Features Competition and Estonian Film Competition - and various non-competitive sections for features, documentaries, genre, sport films etc. The festival also has three independent sub-festivals: Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, Children’s and Youth Film Festival Just Film and International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers.

Celebrating its 20 anniversary, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the only FIAPF-accredited competitive non-specialized film festival in Northern Europe. It has become a regional gateway for international cinema and film projects, bringing quality cinema to local film fans and helping films start/ continue their festival run and find distribution. This year the festival expects visits from a record number of distributors and sales agents (50+), film and festival guests (200+) and continued coverage by film trade magazines Screen International, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, and by the leading European film magazine Cineuropa, the biggest Russian film portals Kinopoisk and Proficinema and various other regional and international media outlets.

 Submissions for the Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams and International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers will open next week.

Submit your film HERE