Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog showcases all the things I love about Estonia and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Tallinn Black Night Film Festival (12 - 28 November 2012)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity with the emphasis on European films, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience, Estonian filmmakers and their colleagues from abroad.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival consists of the main programme, three sub-festivals, as well as film and co-production markets:
Black Nights Film Festival main programme (16 - 28 November) - International competition programme EurAsia and Tridens Baltic feature film competition. Informative side programmes include fiction and documentary features from previous 2 years, retrospective of a filmmaker, genre or studio, and focus on a country. Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams (14 - 18 November) - Competition of short animations from previous 2 years. Additional non-competitive programmes include a retrospective of a filmmaker and focus on a country.
Tallinn Industry Days (26 - 27 November) - Tallinn Black Night Industry Days returns with even more emphasized focus on Asian-European-US networking, inspiring and real life based sessions and international producer matching program. The Industry Days 2012 shall be held from November 26 -28 2012 in Nordic Forum Hotel & Spa, Tallinn, Estonia besides with Baltic Event (B’EAST) regional co-production market.
Industry Days puts emphasis on benefits gained from real life experiences and case studies from production grant systems to pulling of multinational productions. Our producer matching program seeks to establish partnerships between European and Asian/US producers with similar profiles and projects instead focusing solely on project pitchings.
During the festival Baltic Event (25 - 28 November) film and co-production market takes place, which screens the newest feature films from the Baltic countries along with a co-production market open for projects from the Baltics, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia.
Black Market Online - the first online Business 2 Business platform and film market for the film industry in the Baltic, Scandinavian, Central-Asian, Caucasian and Russian territories.