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PÖFF SHORTS (TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL) 2021

Tallinn - Estonia

From November 16, 2021 to November 24, 2021


PÖFF SHORTS (TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL)
TELLISKIVI 60A
10412 TALLINN
ESTONIA

+372 6199910

shorts@poff.ee

http://shorts.poff.ee/

PÖFF SHORTS - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITON

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.

Submitted films may be selected to be included in one of the following competitions at the program direction's discretion :

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.


Opening submissions: March 8, 2021
Earlybird deadline: July 1, 2021 10 EUR
Regular deadline: August 1, 2021 13 EUR
Final deadline: August 16, 2021 23 EUR
Notification of results: October 16, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: Jan 1st, 2020
2) Maximum duration: 45 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries (outside Estonia)
4) Screening format: FullHD 1920x1080px Prores, DNxHD, h264 in .mov container, DCP (Interop or SMPTE)
5) Accepted genres: fiction, animation, documentary, experimental, dance

Other criteria:
6) English subtitles: with English subtitles, if not spoken in English


Applicants will be informed of results of selection by the middle of October 2021





PÖFF SHORTS - NATIONAL COMPETITION

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.

Submitted films may be selected to be included in one of the following competitions at the program direction's discretion :

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.


Opening submissions: March 8, 2021
Final deadline: August 16, 2021 Free
Notification of results: October 15, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: Jan 1st 2020
2) Maximum duration: 45 minutes
3) Country of production: Estonia
4) Screening format: DCP (Interop or SMPTE), FullHD 1920x1080px Prores, DNxHD, h264 in .mov container
5) Accepted genres: fiction, animation, documentary, experimental, dance

Other criteria:
6) English Subtitles: Film must have English subtitles if not spoken in English


Applicants will be informed of results of selection by the middle of October 2021