Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
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|Awards||Golden Wolf/ Wolf|
|No. of films||268 features (2014)|
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, or PÖFF (
The Festival runs three competitive programs - International Competition, The Tridens First Film Competition and The Tridens Estonian Feature competition. The top prize of the festival is the Golden Wolf, given to the director and producer of the best film of the International Competition programme. Also, the festival hosts several non-competitive programmes, including the Screen International Critics' Choice, as well as several retrospectives, a panorama of the best films of the year, and other special programmes.
Concurrently with the festival takes place Industry@Tallinn, the annual summit of film industry events of Black Nights Film Festival, Baltic Event co-production market, and in 2015 the European Film Forum Tallinn, organised in partnership with
There are three sub-festivals taking part concurrently with the main programme: Children’s and Youth Film Festival Just Film, Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers .  In addition BNFF organises two smaller film festivals: Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF.
When it began in 1997, PÖFF was principally a showcase for Nordic film with 4500 attendances, but as the festival has grown it has dramatically expanded its overview. Today BNFF is one of the largest film events in Northern Europe. During its 19th edition in 2015 the festival screened more than 600 films (including 250+ feature-length films from 80 different countries), bringing over 900 screenings to an audience of over 80, 000 people as well as over 700 accredited guests and journalists from 50 different countries. In 2010 the festival held the European Film Awards ceremony in Tallinn and in 2015 the European Film Forum conference was held here in co-operation with the European Commission. BNFF was recognised by FIAPF in 2011 and upgraded in 2014, as the first festival in Northern Europe, gaining the competitive feature film festival accreditation, joining 14 other major festivals in the world. 
Notable filmmakers, actors and industry professionals that have visited PÖFF include