Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)

Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and one of the busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and around 120 journalists. The festival screens approximately 250 features and over 300 shorts and animations, and attracts the attendance of 80 000 people annually. As of 2014, the festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition programme, which puts the festival into the so-called A-category of film festivals, alongside other 14 festivals in the world including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Shanghai, and Tokyo, to name a few.


has a unique umbrella structure encompassing the following sub-festivals and events that take place concurrently with the main festival: PÖFF Shorts: short films and animations Just Film: children’s and youth films Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event: a full-fledged film industry platform


Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival HÕFF takes place in April in the quaint coastal town of Haapsalu. This is the only purely genre- dedicated film festival in the Baltics. Tartu Love Film Festival TARTUFF builds the biggest open-air cinema in the Tartu Town Hall Square. This is the ultimate summer event for enthusiasts of cinematic love in all forms and shapes.

Event October 2019

South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival

Since 2003 the South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival has been offering a vast variety of freshly baked bread and original South Tyrolean apple strudel. 20 bakeries and pastry shops offer local specialties from all areas of the region. The visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the baking tradition of South Tyrol and to enjoy numerous delicacies made from local products in one of South Tyrol’s most beautiful squares, the cathedral square of Bressanone/Brixen.

Event August 2019

Madeira Wine Festival

This ancient Madeira wine making tradition, annually promoted in the local village of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, combines various cultural activities with wine making rituals, such as the picking of the grapes, the carrying of grapes to the press and other traditions related to a typical Madeira feast, which are fully enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. At the same time, there are a variety of activities and entertainment taking place in downtown Funchal and connected with folklore and the traditional wine-making process.