The 12th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival takes place from 13 November to 7 December, 2008.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is an unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity with the emphasis on European films, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience, Estonian filmmakers and their colleagues from abroad.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival consists of the main programme, four sub-festivals and a film and co-production market:
Black Nights Film Festival main programme (28 November - 7 December) - International competition programme EurAsia and Baltic feature film competition. Informative side programmes include fiction and documentary features from previous 2 years, retrospective of a filmmaker, genre or studio, and focus on a country.
Student and Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers (13 - 16 November) - International competition of student films from previous 2 years - fiction, documentary or animation films; national competition of Estonian short films. Special programme of the first works of renown film-makers, selection of a film school and selection of a film festival. Film school.
Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams (19 - 23 November) - International competition of short animations from previous 2 years. Additional non-competitive programmes include a retrospective of a filmmaker and focus on a country.
Children and Youth Film Festival Just Film (22 - 29 November) - Competition of children's films and youth films. Non-competitive special programmes.
Nokia Mobile Phone Film Festival MOFF (8 October - 5 December) - Competition of short films made with mobile phones.
During the festival also Baltic Event film and co-production market (30 November - 3 December) takes place, which screens the newest feature films from the Baltic countries along with a co-production market open for projects from the Baltics, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia.