Feature debut competition replaces previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea.
Films from the Baltic region will compete against entries from the likes of Poland, Germany and Norway in the inaugural Tridens Herring feature debut competition at the upcoming Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which runs Nov 12-28.
Tridens Herring replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea. “In the recent years many young and interesting film makers have emerged in the Baltic film industry, who are up to a comparison even in the context of very strong film countries. That’s why we decided that the previous Baltic programme needs to be extended,” explained festival director Tiina Lokk.
Full list of titles in contention are:
Mona (Latvia, director Inara Kolmane)
People Out There (Latvia, director Aik Karapetian)
90 Minutes (Norway, director Eva Sørhaug)
The Almost Man (Norway, director Martin Lund)
Loving (Poland, director Slawomir Fabicki)
Eat, Sleep, Die (Sweden, director Gabriela Pichler) [pictured]
Oh Boy (Germany, director Jan Ole Gerster)
Eastalgia (Germany/Ukraine/Serbia, director Daria Onyshchenko)
Almost 18 (Finland, director Maarit Lalli)
The Caretaker’s Tale (Denmark, director Katrine Wiedemann)
The Daughter (Russia, director Aleksandr Kasatkin, Natalya Nazarova)
Everybody’s Gone (Russia, Georgia, Czech Republic, director Georgy Paradzhanov)
Demons (Estonia, director Ain Mäeots)
The jury will be headed up by Japanese actress Kiki Sugino, with the best feature debut awarded €5,000.