A busy week ahead of us! In addition to PÖFF, there will also be another interesting film program, lots of stimulating music, a big fair and even an international poetry slam. Keep warm and enjoy!

Photo project “Border Walks”
19 Oct – 11 Dec
Photo Museum

The French Institute of Estonia and the Goethe-Institut have set up a common project, inviting two photo artists, Camille Laurelli from France and Louisa Marie Summer from Germany, to explore the idea of borders in Estonia, whatever real and virtual, actual and past, both in Tallinn and Narva.

U.S. Embassy series “Telling the American Story” film “Boyz n the Hood”
08 Nov
Kumu auditorium

The American drama directed by John Singleton and released by Columbia Pictures is a wonderful showcase of the iconic teen film. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, making Singleton the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director and the first African–American to be nominated for the award in 1991.

XX Mardilaat
10 Nov – 13 Nov
Saku Arena

The event that was first planned to be a handicrafts sales show has become a major folk culture event, one of the main activities of the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union. It’s a place where, in addition to buying and selling national handicrafts, the craftsmen can communicate and exchange experiences. This is where old St Martin’s day rituals are revived.

Tartu jazz and rhythm music festival “IDeeJazz”
10 Nov – 13 Nov

The festival draws no clear genre borders – providing very diverse music from mainstream and chamber jazz, ethno and world music to groove rhythms and fusion.

Just Film 2016
11 Nov – 20 Nov
All over Estonia

Just Film, taking place annually in the second half of November, screens over 50 films, which are suitable for both pre-schoolers as well as high school graduates.

Black Nights Film Festival 2016
11 Nov – 27 Nov

The festival consists of more than ten different categories, numerous events, and three full scale sub-festivals (Animated Dreams, Just Film and Sleepwalkers). An important part of the festival is its film industry programme, which bring films and filmmakers to Tallinn from more than 70 countries from America to Asia.

Body Machine Body VI
12 Nov
Culture Club Kelm

There will be performing a trion named The Devil & The Universe from Vienna, Austria. This goatheaded trio names their unique style to Goat-Wave, mixing together the tribal rhythms and Dead Can Dance’ish ethnic chemistry, some electro sounds from the ’80s and today’s post-rock.

 European Poetry Slam Championship and festival “Crazy Tartu”
10 Nov – 11 Nov

The contest takes place in restaurant-café Vilde. A true merry-making of European performance poetry will be due. Should be a stimulating few days.