PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival) 2024

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
08/11/2024 - 20/11/2024
Tallinn, Estonia
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Festival Description:

PÖFF Shorts is the biggest short film and animation festival in the Baltics, an integral part of the FIAPF-accredited Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF). The festival’s mission is to showcase the best animated and live-action short films of all genres from cutting-edge talents and bold visionaries worldwide. PÖFF Shorts hosts three internationally recognized competition programmes: the international competitions for live action and animation with their respective student competitions called New Talents, as well as the PÖFF Shorts National Competition designed to provide a platform for Estonian filmmakers and animators.

Alongside the competitions the festival presents an array of astonishing, thought-provoking, inspiring and challenging out-of-competition short film programmes. PÖFF Shorts is a European Film Academy (EFA) member and an Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festival.

2024 Call for Entries

PÖFF Shorts presents films in the following competition programmes

- International Competition programmes of short films and animation
- International Competition programmes of short films and animation for students (including a separate competitive section for Children's Short Animation)
- National Competition programme for short films and animation 

Films should be short or half-length films (up to 45 minutes), and completed after the 1st of January 2023 (regarding competitive programmes). 


International Live-Action Competition
— Jury prize for Best Film
— Jury prize for New Talent Film

International Animation Competition
— Jury prize for Best Film
— Jury prize for Best New Talent Film
— Jury prize for Best Children's Film

National Competition
— Jury prize for Best Film

PÖFF Rebels With a Cause Competition short film section
— Jury prize for Best Short Film

Jury prize: EFA awards Short Film Candidate

2023 Festival Coverage

2022 Coverage

2020 Festival Coverage

2019 Festival Coverage

2018 Festival Coverage (Archive)


Event Dates

  • From 08/11/2024 to 20/11/2024



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