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Tallinn Black Nights crowns 2021 industry winners

Martin Blaney

28 nov 2021

The 2021 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has named the winners of its Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event awards.

Co-Production Awards

Tallinn’s Co-Production Market awarded its best project prize to thriller Lioness by Estonian director Liina Triskina-Vanhatalo. The project received a €5,000 cash award and up to €10,000 of post-production services from Helsinki-based facility Post Control.

The film will be produced by Allfilm’s Ivo Felt who worked as local service producer on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and was producer on award-winning feature Tangerines, The Fencer and Truth and Justice.

The international jury – comprising Pluto Film’s Daniela Cölle, Locarno Pro head Markus Duffner and Estonian producer Riina Sildos – gave a special mention to Latvian omnibus project Hysterias.

The production by Riga-based Tasse Film will include five shorts by female writer-directors Ieva Norvele, Adriana Roze, Liene Linde, Alise Zarina and Marta Elina Martinsone.

In addition, accreditations to next year’s Cannes Producers Network were awarded to Chilean producer Clara Larrain of Santiago-based Clara Films, who pitched Matias Rojas Valencia’s Our Memory, and to Belarus-born producer Larisa Oleinik for Vlada Senkova’s drama Yurki, produced by Russia’s Doka with Reason 8’s Denis Krupnov as co-producer.

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