The Tallinn Film Festival is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films (19 to 24 November), student/short films (20 to 24 November) and children/youth films (19 to 28 November).
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.
The Black Nights Film Festival main programme from 24 November to 5 December consists of the international competition programme EurAsia and the Tridens Baltic feature film competition.
Besides the festival programme, a film- and several co-production markets present themselves, as well:
The Black Market Industry Screenings from 1 to 4 December show you regional cinema and an audiovisual market focusing on the new films from the neighbouring regions and smaller film industry countries such as Central and Eastern European countries, Nordic countries, Russia and countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Romania, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan.
The Baltic Event film and co-production market from 1 to 3 December 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.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)