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26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) 

Tallinn, Estonia, November 11 to 27, 2022

Call for entries

(Features films, all genres) 

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2022 edition. 

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeWay. 

  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: Yes 
  • The festival presents fiction feature films (60 minutes or+). 
  • Priority will be given to films with a World or International Premiere. The minimum premiere requirement is a European Regional Premiere. European films and co-produced films presented in their country of origin remain eligible. 
  • The festival will not accept films in the Official Selection – Competition that has been in competition at another festival accredited by FIAPF as a Competitive Feature Film Festival. 
  • Films must have been completed after September 15, 2021. 

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 organize the festival online. 

Black Nights Film Festival competitive sections for Canadian films are:  

  • The Official Selection– Competition is an international non-specialized competition presenting feature length (60 minutes and over) films from around the world. 
  • The First Feature Competition is an international competition for debut films. The competition presents feature-length debut (60 minutes and over, first-time feature film directing status) films from around the world. 
  • Rebels with a Cause Competition program showcases the untraditional means of expression of filmmaking, as well as innovative narrative or dramaturgy, symbiosis with other forms of art and new takes on technical solutions or in esthetics. The Competition incorporates both a full feature and a short film section. 

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection to this festival for applications to its International Promotion Program. 


Promotion and Communications 
Telefilm Canada, Montréal 
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