PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival), 16-24 Nov 2021

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
16 November 2021 - 24 November 2021
City
Tallinn, Estonia
Email
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Edition
24
Submission deadline
2021-08-16
Submission/Registration Fee
Yes

Festival Description: 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 across the world.

PÖFF Shorts hosts three internationally recognised 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 member of the European Film Academy (EFA) and an Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festival

2021 Call for entries:

PÖFF Shorts accepts short films or half-length films (up to 45 minutes): fiction, documentary, experimental; live-action or animation.
– Completed after the 1st of January 2020 (regarding competitive programmes). Preferable Estonian premiere.

PÖFF Shorts hosts three internationally recognised 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.

Awards

International Animation Competition
— Jury prize for Best Film
— Jury prize for Best Student Film (New Talents)
— 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

Winners of the International Live-Action Competition Jury prize for Best Film, International Animation Competition Jury prize for Best Film and National Competition Jury prize for Best Film will be eligible to apply for consideration for the annual Academy Awards should they fit the eligibility criteria as determined by the Academy.

Juries will decide upon one European* film in eligible competitions with a candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

* European according to the rules of European Film Academy, meaning both EU and non-EU, and shall include Israeli and PalestinianI

2020 Festival Coverage

2019 Festival Coverage

2018 Festival Coverage (Archive)

 

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 16 November 2021 to 24 November 2021