Record audiences for 14th PÖFF
The 14th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ended with a bang by achieving a record of more than 65’000 visitors during the course of the festival.
Festival audiences saw more than 260 features and numerous short films with particular favourites including Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, the stunning Ukranian movie My Joy (the ulitmate winner of the Eurasia Jury Grand Prix), Estonia’s own The Temptation of St. Tony and the quirky Japanese film Toilet which walked away with the Audience Award.
More than 300 people worked on the Black Nights Film Festival, with more than 240 working as volunteers.
A total of 688 films were shown at the festival, 264 of them were full length. The films were from 86 countries including Sierra Leone, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
A total of 770 screenings were held during the festival (this includes screenings in other cities) with an average of 100 tickets sold per screening.
A total of 106 films were translated into Estonian.
The festival welcomed over 450 foreign guests from 45 countries.
This year the Black Nights Film Festival started co-operation with world’s largest online database for film professionals - Cinando (www.cinando.com). From the beginning of the festival until the end of December seven titles from this year’s PÖFF programme will be screened online for film buyers and distributors - “20 Cigarettes” (Italy), award winning “Princess” (Finland), “Story of Bibinur” (Russia), “The Edge” (Russia), “The Well” (India), as well as Estonia’s “Snow Queen”.
The next edition of the Black Nights Film Festival will be held from 17 November to 4 December 2011.
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