Industry@Tallinn will feature discussions involving the likes of Jessica Switch of Lionsgate and Jeff Barry & Nigel Meiojas of ICM Partners.

Industry@Tallinn has announced its full programme for its upcoming edition, running Nov 24-28 during the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

Organised by Black Nights and Baltic Event, the programme is targeted to over 500 regional film industry professionals.

This year’s industry talks will look into the impact of feature-length television on the film industry, business customs and practices for Asian collaboration, strategies of linking small scale talent and post production pools to major players, and rebel release tactics in distribution.

Speakers at this year’s event include Jessica Switch, director of development, Lionsgate; Jeff Barry & Nigel Meiojas, ICM Partners; Judy Ahn, head of international, Showbox/MediaPlex Entertainment; Matteo Solaro, Creative Europe/MEDIA; and Sylvia Wroblewska, business and marketing director, Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The Film Festivals Confab will return in collaboration with Independent Cinema Office, focusing on topics ranging from changes in programming to marketing and crowdfunding strategies, and this year will also see the launch of the European Genre Forum (EGF).

With an aim of connecting new and existing genre film-makers with established members of the European film sector, the EGF will feature public panel discussions and a pitching session where eight film-makers will get the chance to discuss their ongoing work with industry professionals for future collaboration.

Industry@Tallinn will include the Baltic Event Co-Production Market, highlighting 12 feature films in development [see separate story here].

For the full programme, visit Industry@Tallinn’s official website.

Meanwhile, Black Nights has unveiled the titles for its inaugural international competition.

The competition features four international premieres - Kim Jin Moo’s Apostle, Alejandra Sánchez’s Go On Living, Sophie Artus’ Valley and Jerzy Stuhr’s Citizen - and six European premieres, including James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything.

Carrying a prize of €10,000 from the city of Tallinn for the grand prix, the competition will be judged by a jury consisting of Mark Axelrod (USA), Kati Outinen (Finland), Andrei Proshkin (Russia), Elina Reinold (Estonia), Benson Taylor (United Kingdom) and Tomas Wasilewski (Poland).

The full list of titles and premiere status is as follows:

International premiere:
Apostle (South-Korea, Director Kim Jin Moo)
Go On Living (Mexico, Director Alejandra Sánchez)
Valley (Israel, Director Sophie Artus)
Citizen (Poland, Director Jerzy Stuhr)

European premiere:
Move (Kyrgyzstan, Director Marat Sarulu)
Elephant Song (Canada, Director Charles Binamé)
Inferno (Slovenia-Croatia, Director Vinko Möderndorfer)
Taksu (Japan-Thailand-Indonesia-USA, Director Kiki Sugino)
The Theory of Everything (United Kingdom, Director James Marsh)
Today (Iran, Director Reza Mirkarima)

Scandinavian premiere:
Angels of Revolution (Russia, Director Alexey Fedorchenko)
In the Sands of Babylon (Iraq-United Kingdom-Netherlands-United Arab Emirates, Director Jabarah Al-Daradji)
Lucifer (Belgium, Director Gust van den Berghe)
Margarita, With A Straw (India, Director Shonali Bose)
Over Your Dead Body (Japan, Director Takashi Miike)
Yvone Kane (Portugal-Brazil-Mozambique, Director Margarida Cardoso)

Baltic premiere:
Itsi Bitsi (Denmark, Director Ole Christian Madsen)

Estonian film:
In the Crosswind (Estonia, Director Martti Helde)