Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – PÖFF

For the past two years I’ve been working at the Black Nights film festival, Pöff, in Tallinn, Estonia in November.  The first year I was part of a jury awarding funding to films in development for young audiences and hosted a live / online panel with a host of filmmakers and film people including Ninja Thyberg. 

The second year I was part of the Just Film Jury, where we awarded our special prize to Six Weeks by Noémi Veronika Szakonyi from Hungary.  It tells the story of a high achieving sporting teenager who falls pregnant.  It is a very profound and touching film that really spoke to all of us on the jury. 
We were particularly impressed by all of the films we saw emerging from Hungary as part of the festival, it’s such an exciting scene full of vital stories that are demanding to be told. 

It was an absolute honour to be a part of Pöff, I loved every single moment of my time with the others on the Jury  – Lotte Bronshoff from Holland, Jaak Kilmi from Estonia and all the festival staff.   
I’ve really cherished my time in Estonia.