Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is the only A-category film festival in Northern Europe, screening around 200 features with 4 competitive programmes. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is the one-week summit for film and audiovisual industry professionals which runs during the festival. Its 21st edition takes place from Nov 18-25 and welcomes projects and participants from around the globe.

📆 Save-the-Date: Saturday 21 May | 14:15-16:15

Projects

Goes to Cannes

Chrysantemum Day

Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Simon Mozgovyi

Produced by: Alex Chepiga, Artem Koliubaiev, Daryna Zakharova, Kateryna Lachyna (Mainstream Pictures LLC)

Country of production: Ukraine, North Macedonia

Original title: Свято Хризантем

Genre: Feature film

Language: Ukrainian

Runtime: 90min

Completed in: 2023

A story of relations between a young medical doctor and her patient – an old “flower-woman”, known as a healer, who mysteriously survives a nuclear explosion having completely lost her memory and identity. With clear orders to achieve results, the doctor manages to bring back some memory bit by bit, but these remembrances became unbearable for the old Healer…

Goes to Cannes

Demons

Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Natalka Vorozhbyt

Produced by: Dmytro Minzianov (Kristi Film) Denis Ivanov (Arthouse Traffic)

Country of production: Ukraine

Original title: Демони

Genre: Feature film

Language: Ukrainian

Runtime: 105min

Completed in: May 2023

Slavik, a homeless man from Russia, finds himself in Gogol’s places near Sorochyntsi. In order to survive the winter, he becomes friends with Ninka, an older woman. However, he underestimates the scale of her personality and the peculiarities of the region that overwhelm the uninvited guest.

Goes to Cannes

Do you love me?

Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Tonia Noyabrova

Produced by: Anastasiia Bukovska, Danylo Kaptyukh (Family Production)

Country of production: Ukraine

Original title: Do you love me?

Genre: Feature film

Language: Ukrainian

Runtime: 90min

Completed in: 2023

One has to be brave enough to accept loosing old self for the sake of growing up. Kira becomes adult briskly, watching her family and soviet childhood smashing into pieces. So does Ukraine in the early 90th, launching painful process of transformation into an independent country.

Goes to Cannes

The Editorial Office

Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Roman Bondarchuk

Produced by: Darya Bassel (Moon Man) Darya Averchenko (South Films) Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer (Elemag pictures)

Country of production: Ukraine, Germany

Original title: Редакція

Genre: Feature film

Language: Ukrainian, English

Runtime: 120 min (rough cut)

Completed in: 2023

Yura, working at a local nature museum, looking for a rare species, witnesses an arson in the forest. He brings the photos to a local newspaper, and gets a job there. With his new profession it dawns to him that the reality around him is a far cry from what is written in the newspaper.

Goes to Cannes

The Glass House

Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Taras Dron

Produced by: Igor Savychenko (Directory films) Valeria Sochyvets (Contemporary Ukrainian Сinema) Rodrigo Ruiz Tarazona (Сіnelab) Taras Dron (Nord Production)

Country of production: Ukraine, Romania

Original title: Дім за склом

Genre: Feature film

Language: Ukrainian

Runtime: 100min

Completed in: July 2022

A young girl disappears with her older boyfriend. Victoria, the mother of the missing girl, has a seemingly perfect life. It is suspected that the daughter is involved in drug trafficking. But Victoria is less frightened by the dangerous world of drugs, than losing her picture-perfect reputation.