PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival) 2022

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
17 August 2022
City
Tallinn, Estonia
Email
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Edition
25
Submission deadline
2022-08-17
Submission/Registration Fee
Yes

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 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.

2022 Call for entries:

The 25th PÖFF Shorts will take place from 14 to 23 November 2022.

PÖFF Shorts presents films in the following programmes:

  • International Competition programmes of short films and animation
  • International Competition programmes of short films and animation for students
  • National Competition programme for short films and animation
  • Non-competitive programmes, retrospectives and special presentations

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be short or half-length films (up to 45 minutes): fiction, documentary, experimental; live-action or animation.
  • Completed after the 1st of January 2021 (regarding competitive programmes). Preferable Estonian premiere.
  • Films produced in Estonia or are Estonian-co-productions are also eligible.

Awards and Prizes:

International Live-Action Competition
— Jury prize for Best Film
— Jury prize for Best Student Film (New Talents)

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 Palestinian.

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Event Dates

  • From 14 November 2022 to 23 November 2022

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