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BLACK NIGHTS 2021

El Festival Black Nights de Tallin da los retoques finales a su programa del 2021

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- El certamen estonio, que tendrá lugar del 12 al 28 de noviembre, ha anunciado sus jurados y completado sus selecciones

El Festival Black Nights de Tallin da los retoques finales a su programa del 2021
Mr. Landsbergis, de Sergei Loznitsa

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The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has announced the jury members for its upcoming 25th edition, set to unspool from 12-28 November.

The Official Selection jury will be headed up by Irish-British producer and EFA chairman Mike Downey. Its jurors will be filmmaker Francis Annan (UK), director Nisan Dag (Turkey), art director Eugen Tamberg (Estonia), composer Teoniki Rożynek (Poland), actor-filmmaker Ulrich Thomsen (Denmark) and producer Piret Tibbo-Hudgins (Estonia).

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The First Feature jury, led by Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante, will see the participation of filmmaker Elfar Adalsteins (Iceland), director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh), producer and sales agent Paul Thiltges (Luxembourg), and editor Haydeh Safi-Yari (Iran).

Moreover, the festival has announced that the cash prize for its Grand Prix award this year has doubled to €20,000, and the Audience Award has increased to €5,000.

The festival has also unveiled its full line-up. The gathering announced some new titles that will join the previously revealed films across the Official Selection, First Feature, Baltic Competition and Rebels with a Cause programmes, along with the members of its juries.

In detail, the Baltic Competition will be enriched by the presence of Sergei Loznitsa’s Mr. Landsbergis [+lee también:
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, which delves into Lithuania’s “singing revolution”, and is set to join the line-up after its world premiere at IDFA. The titles previously announced in the Baltic Competition are The Diary of Vaino Vahing [+lee también:
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, the new film by Estonia’s Rainer Sarnet after his 2017 hit November [+lee también:
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, Manfred Vainokivi’s The Best of Salieri (Estonia), Ivar Murd’s u.Q. [+lee también:
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(Estonia), Uģis Olte’s Upurga [+lee también:
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(Latvia) and Emilis VėlyvisThe Generation of Evil [+lee también:
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(Lithuania), all of which will be having their world premieres, as well as Homes [+lee también:
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, the new movie by veteran Latvian filmmaker Laila Pakalnina, Laurynas Bareisa’s Venice Orizzonti winner Pilgrims [+lee también:
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(Lithuania), Andrius Blaževičius’ Karlovy Vary entry Runner [+lee también:
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(Lithuania/Czech Republic), Davis Simanis’ IFFR-selected The Year Before the War [+lee también:
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(Latvia/Lithuania/Czech Republic), Algimantas Puipa’s Warsaw-screened Cinephilia (Lithuania), Kaupo Kruusiauk’s Sandra Gets a Job [+lee también:
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(Estonia) and the collective film Tell Me (Estonia/Jordan).

Festival director Tiina Lokk stated: “We are delighted to welcome the works of so many fantastic filmmakers to PÖFF this year. Not everything is back to normal, but at least this new normal contains many wonderful films. We’re eternally grateful to all of the filmmakers whose movies we have considered. This year’s line-up truly represents the wide diversity and real quality that auteur cinema offers, with fantastic films from around the world, old masters and first-timers alike.”

This year’s edition will offer, in total, 179 features, 244 shorts through its PÖFF Shorts strand, and 18 series through its dedicated TV Beats initiative. The programme includes 34 world, 32 international and 11 European premieres. Ticket sales open today, 5 November.

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