Dryholm heads jury as Tallinn full line-up revealed

Festival will screen 185 features including 51 world premieres

by Amber Wilkinson

Trine Dryholm
Trine Dryholm Photo: Courtesy of POFF
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) has announced the juries for this year's edition as well as the rest of its line-up. Danish star Trine Dyrholm (Margrete - Queen Of The North) will head the official jury alongside composer John Altman (Life Of Brian) and directors, Xie Fei (The Women From The Lake of Scented Souls), Hilmar Oddson (Driving Mum) and Inna Sahakyan (Aurora's Sunrise).

In total, 185 feature films from 73 countries will be screened. Youth and Children sub-festival Just Film will show 51 feature films, 37 shorts and six animated films. PÖFF Shorts sub-festival will present 240 short films. Among them will be 51 world premieres and 24 international premieres.

There are five competition sections in total, with the First Feature jury headed by Nicolás Celis, the founder of the Mexico City based Pimienta Films, while the Critics' Picks competition will be headed by Dina Iordanova and producer Jim Stark leading the Rebels With A Cause jury. Eleanora Granata Jenkinson, who has been vice-president of Pandora Films, will head the Baltic Competition jury.

This year's festival will run from November 3 to 19.

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