PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival

PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival

Deadline: 1 juli

Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF – Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival) takes place annually at the end of November in Tallinn, Estonia. It is the only FIAPF-accredited competitive feature film festival in Northern Europe.

Black Nights Film Festival holds four competitive sections, as well as non-competitive sections, altogether more than 200 features and documentaries, showcasing new discoveries and a selection of the best picks from other film festivals, with special programmes for various sub-genres. Due to the current situation in the world, the festival also reserves the right to organise the festival online.

The festival consists of a cluster of events: the main festival, sub-festivals for youth and children’s films, short films and animations, along with an extensive industry programme, turning Tallinn and Tartu into a buzzing, yet relaxed celebration of film culture and attracting an attendance of more than 90,000, visited by nearly 1400 film professionals and press from around the world in 2020.

25th Black Nights Film Festival (12.11 – 28.11 2021)

Just Film (12.11 – 28.11.2021) youth and children’s film festival
Submission is open within this section

PÖFF Shorts (16.11 – 24.11 2021 ) short film and animation festival
Submission is open at