The Talinn PÖFF (Black Nights Film Festival) is the biggest film festival, not only in Estonia but rather in Northern Europe. It took place in 1997 for the first time,since then the festival grew bigger and bigger. Every year there are more than 1000 invited guests and industry delegates, over 160 journalists and 80.000 visitors. The festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition program that makes the PÖFF a so-called A-category film festival, only14 other festivals got that status.
This year’s festival will take place for the first time in a hybrid format with cinema visits and the chance to watch some films online. The PÖFF will sanitise the cinemas after every screening andmeasure visitor’s temperature before entering the cinemas. It is highly recommended to wear a face protection mask as well.
The festival takes place between 12 and 29 November 2020, the first film starts on 12 November at 6 pm. Selected films will be available 3 hours after their premiere at the PÖFF and you have 48 hours after you bought an online ticket to start watching the film. All in all, the program of the PÖFF includes 275 different films.
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