Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival



Tallinn Black Nights completes First Feature Competition line-up

Includes the world premiere of ‘Isaac’ from Lithuanian director Jurgis Matulevičius.

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Tallinn selects six Black Nights Stars for 2019

Third edition of talent initiative designed to connect foreign casting directors with new talent.

Coming Home Again

Tallinn Black Nights reveals first 2019 competition titles

Estonian festival also unveils first feature selection.


Colombia-France drama 'Wandering Girl' triumphs at 2018 Tallinn Black Nights

22nd edition of festival had its closing ceremony on Saturday (Dec 2).


Interactive audience app wins at 2018 Storytek event in Tallinn Black Nights

Further ideas pitched included a new film financing platform and a global events platform.


How can the Baltic states address local distribution challenges?

Audiences in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia don’t typically watch films from their neighbouring countries.


Italy, Baltic states collaborate on €30,000 co-development award

New award for co-production development introduced during Tallinn Black Nights.

Leave no trace

'Leave No Trace' director Debra Granik on carving her own niche in social-realism

After winning plaudits for Winter’s Bone and now Leave No Trace, Debra Granik tells Screen why ultra-low budgets are no barrier to effective filmmaking.


Europe must "get act together" to meet production boom demand

Continent must grow capacity in terms of talent, crew, studio, facilities, equipment and services, says Olsberg SPI.

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Next steps for the Creative Europe MEDIA programme

There will be new focuses on gender equality, VR and digital content.


Estonia, Finland, Latvia may offer a joint cash rebate to attract international production

Incoming producitons would have a single point of entry to the region


Growing Chinese demand for international arthouse films, claims Tallinn panel

The Palme d’Or- winning Japanese film Shoplifters has grossed $14m in China


Tallinn Black Nights crowns 2018 industry winners

France-Finland co-production A Girl’s Room takes €20,000 Eurimages Co-Production Development Award.


Unprecedented opportunity for new talent in films, say international casting agents in Tallinn

The ever-changing power balance between film and television was the subject of a Black Nights panel.



'Take It Or Leave It': Tallinn Review

Estonia’s Oscar entry turns the tables on conventional gender roles

Until We Fall

'Until We Fall': Tallinn Review

An impressive, superbly-acted Danish drama about a couple struggling to come to terms with the past


'Sunburn': Tallinn Review

Portugese drama charts the return of a controversial friend into a close-knit group

A Shelter Among The Clouds

​ 'A Shelter Among The Clouds': Tallinn Review

A simple Albanian goat-herd is the protagonist of this stunningly-shot feature


'Cronofobia': Tallinn Review

A slippery, challenging debut marks Francseco Rizzi as a name to watch