The Animated Dreams 2014 animation festival will be taking place from 19th to 23rd of November 2014 and will comprise:

  • an international competition programme of short and half-length films;
  • special programmes and retrospectives;
  • a programme of full-length animated films;
  • a special dedicated to 100 years of Finnish animation

Films meeting the festival requirements must:

  • be animated films which are short or half-length (up to 45 minutes);
  • not have premiered before 1 January 2013;
  • have DCP, DVD, BluRay or digital files (.mov or .avi) as their screening format; and
  • have English subtitles if they are not in English.

Submitting films

The deadline for submission of films is 5th of September 2014. Registration forms must be filled in by this date. Additional material (information about the film, biographies, synopses et al.) on CD and a sample copy of the film on DVD must be sent to the PÖFF (Black Nights Film Festival) office by this date.

Please send films and additional material to the following address:

Black Nights Film Festival / Animated Dreams
Telliskivi 60A
10412 Tallinn

Submitters will be informed as to whether their film has been selected for the programme by 15 October 2014. Films cannot be withdrawn from the programme once submitters have officially confirmed their participation.

The director of the festival will appoint an international jury consisting of at least three members. None of the jury members may be involved in the production or distribution of any of the competing films.

The jury is obliged to issue the following awards:

  • Wooden Wolf grand prix for best film
  • Best Story award
  • Best Design award

The jury also has the right to award three certificates of outstanding achievement.

The cost of delivery of review copies of films (DVDs) and related materials shall be borne by those submitting them. Likewise, the cost of returning or forwarding them shall be borne by those submitting them.

The cost of delivery to Tallinn of screening copies (film copies or professional videos) shall be borne by those submitting them, unless otherwise agreed. The costs of returning or forwarding them shall be borne by the festival. The festival shall return or forward screening copies within 14 days of the close of the festival, unless otherwise agreed.

The festival shall bear all costs related to the storage and insurance of screening copies while they are in Estonia.