Press and Pro accreditation

Press Accreditation

The media accreditation to the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF and the audiovisual industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is open. The physical festival takes place from the 13th to the 29th of November in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia, while the industry events will happen only online this year.

The accredited foreign press will be granted access to the festival’s programme and industry programme digitally via the Shift72 platform, no matter their geographic location, during the festival time.

The PRESS accreditation will give you access to any PÖFF or sub-festival screenings, press events and all of the open industry events. The physical press screenings will not take place this year. The accreditation fee is 15 EUR, valid before and during the festival.


Information for press who is hosted and/or who's travel is arranged by the festival:
Due to likely travel restrictions caused by the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel of foreign filmmakers and the press will be decided upon according to the situation in late October depending on whether Estonia’s COVID restrictions allow for movement from the country of their current residency or not. It is very likely that countries in the Schengen area will be less affected. The festival has partnered with medical companies SYNLAB and Medicum and is currently preparing a protocol of pre-testing via mail to ensure that more people will be able to attend the events without the quarantine requirement.

You can read more about Estonia's current travel regulations for foreigners here.

PRO Accrediation

To attend Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2020 online during November 23-27 and virtually see the films selected at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival you will need to apply for Industry PRO accreditation.

Industry PRO accreditation is reserved exclusively for film industry professionals, and grants access to Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event online programme, plus online screenings from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s (BNFF) various competition programmes. Accreditation is valid from November 13, 2020.

When accredited as Industry PRO, you are invited to:

Watch a large selection of films in the programme of Black Nights;
Actively participate in Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event online programme – all-embracing online programme focusing on finding new paths, inspiration and tools in a rapidly changing film industry, and building ties between film professionals in North-Eastern Europe, CIS, US and Asia.

The online programme, starting from November 16 with preliminary events, includes:

PRICE for the Industry PRO accreditation – 45 EUR