The Foreign Ministry is supporting a special programme within the framework of the 16th Black Night Film Festival in the fall that will include documentary and feature films that address society in Estonia’s development co-operation partner countries Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the countries that will be featured in the special programme are Estonia’s development co-operation partners, whose development has been supported over the years by the Foreign Ministry. “The film festival offers Estonian audiences a good opportunity to become better acquainted with the current issues and societal developments that affect the people and communities in these countries,” Paet said.
The Black Nights Film Festival (Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival, PÖFF) is an international film festival that aims to bring to audiences a selection of films made in the past two years in various countries that boast high artistic value and a notable position in the world’s current film landscape. The film festival’s long-term goal is to continue to introduce foreign films to Estonian audiences, thereby popularising film culture in Estonia.
The Foreign Ministry is supporting the special programme of the Black Nights Film Festival with 15 032 euros allocated from the budget for co-operation development.