25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)

Call for entries

Features films, all genres


The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2021 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, 2020;



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 programs for various sub-genres. Due to the current situation in the world, the festival also reserves the right to organize 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 program, turning Tallinn into a buzzing, yet a 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.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection to this festival for applications to its Participation to international festivals and events support program.


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Telefilm Canada, Montréal
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