The festival will host the world premiere of Kami's Party The festival will host the world premiere of Kami's Party

The 17th edition of the festival ran from November 15 to December 1. Films competed in the EurAsia, Tridens Herring, and North-American indie films competitions - read about the winners here. The event also hosted the following sub-festivals:

Animated Dreams - A competition of short animations from the previous two years. Additional non-competitive programmes include a retrospective of a filmmaker and focus on a country.

Just Film - A competition of children's films and youth films, which also features non-competitive special screenings.

Sleepwalkers - Four competitions of selected student and short films from the previous two years, a retrospective of a noted film school and special screenings.

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Minuscule - Valley Of The Lost Ants
Minuscule - Valley Of The Lost Ants
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark warfare between two tribes of ants.
Closed Curtain
Closed Curtain
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
Au Revoir L'Été
Au Revoir L'Été
Rites of passage drama about a youngster on a summer break with her family.
As the Abkhazian War in Georgia approaches, two villagers are the only ones who haven’t left.
A novice nun comes face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
You And The Night
You And The Night
A couple prepare to welcome guests for the evening but the atmosphere is tense.
A single act of vengeful violence dramatically changes four lives.
Tom At The Farm
Tom At The Farm
A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis
One week in the life of a talented, failed singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village, New York, in the Sixties
Sorrow And Joy
Sorrow And Joy
Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, try to come to terms with unspeakable grief.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Features

Horsing around
Benedikt Erlingsson on touring Of Horses And Men, his plans for the future and killing the movie star.
Life and movement
Jasmine Trinca on the physicality of her role in Honey and roles for women in Italian cinema.
A taste of Honey
Valeria Golino on her award-winning film, breaking boundaries, the meaning of rabbits and more.
Danger man
Denis Côté on ambiguity, surprise and risk-taking in Vic + Flo Saw A Bear.
Riding high
Of Horses and Men director Benedikt Erlingsson talks sagas, mankind and Mitty.
Postcard from Tallinn Black Nights
A taste of the film festival's international flavour.
Bringing something new to the Party
Ali Ahmadzadeh talks about depicting the upper-class youth of Iran, the death of hope and the risks of Persian filmmaking.
Fairytale Korea move
Producers Nick Bonner and Anja Daelemans talk about their unique co-production Comrade Kim Goes Flying.
Achieving greatness
Paolo Sorrentino on The Great Beauty, music, fashion and flamingos.
All about Gloria
Sebastián Lelio and Paulina García on their new film.
New York Film Festival - diary one
From NYC to London: Captain Phillips, The Invisible Woman and Only Lovers Left Alive
Claire Denis talks Bastards
On corruption, vengeance, family and unspeakable deeds.
In the family
Hirokazu Kore-eda on Like Father, Like Son
Alan Partridge at the New York Film Festival
Steve Coogan on his most popular unpopular character.
San Sebastian Film Festival - Episode One
Control in Enemy, The Zero Theorem and Like Father, Like Son.
Portrait of an icon
Fabien Constant on capturing Carine Roitfeld.
C is for fashion
Carine Roitfeld talks fairy tales, inspiration and becoming the subject of Fabien Constant's documentary
The precision of a master
Wong Kar Wai on making The Grandmaster
The real deal
Paulina García on playing Gloria
Achieving The Look Of Love
Director Michael Winterbottom on his Paul Raymond biopic.
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais on Whitewash
Cold comfort in Quebec.
Watching Haneke
A conversation with Yves Montmayeur about Michael H Profession: Director.
It's a Whitewash
Thomas Haden Church and Marc Labrèche on muscles, the wilderness, strongly hideous clothes, and what eats at them.
New York Film Festival - diary two
Frances Ha, Passion but no De Palma, Tabu and Miguel Gomes raises a toast.

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