Submissions now open for

XXXVII Pärnu Film festival

2023

 
 
 

WELCOME TO THE XXXVII PÄRNU FILM FESTIVAL


Submitting your film 

 

XXXVII Pärnu Film Festival will take place from July 3- 9, 2023 in Pärnu
and July 10-16, 2023 in other cities of Estonia. In autumn of 2023, the
awarded docs will be screened at The Academy of Sciences and at the Art
Museum of Estonia in Tallinn as well as in the Estonian National Museum
in Tartu.


We welcome submissions from all over the world. Early submisson are free
of the entry fee until January 1st, 2023. From that date through the
deadline in March 1st, 2023, the submission fee will be 10 euros per
entry.



 
 
 

The winners of the festival share the traditional cake (from left): Maria Shevtchenko /Ukraine), Oleksiy Radynski (Ukraine), Uliana Osovska (Ukraine), Boris van der Avoort (Belgium).
The winners of the festival share the traditional cake (from left): Maria Shevtchenko /Ukraine), Oleksiy Radynski (Ukraine), Uliana Osovska (Ukraine), Boris van der Avoort (Belgium).

AWARDS OF THE XXXVI PÄRNU FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

Estonian People’s Award voted by TV-audience

TALES OF A TOY HORSE by Ulyana Osovska, Denis Strashnyi, Ukraine-Estonia

 

Grand Prize of the festival for the the best artistic achievement –

THE WAKEFUL SLEEPER, Boris Van der Avoort, Belgium

 

The best doc on survival of indigenous peoples SURVIVING FORTRESS by Farshad Fadaian, Iran

 

The best science film SHEPHERDS OF THE EARTH by Iiris Härmä, Finland/Kenya

 

The best art film  –  INFINITY ACCORDING TO FLORIAN by Oleksiy Radynski, Ukraine

 

The best short doc EXPIRATION by Joris Cottin, Canada

 

The best documentary essay THE LAST ONE by Fariz Ahmedov, Azerbaijan

 

The best doc for youth OFF THE RAILS by Peter Day, UK

 

Special prize for doc for youth HELLO WORLD by Kenneth Elvebakk, Norway/Sweden

 

The best student docs UNDER THE SKY by Marta Skiba, Poland and  BIRTHMARK by Maria Shevchenko, Ukraine

 

The best Baltic Film and Media School doc CIRCUS by Joosep Ehasalu, Estonia

 

A special mention by the festival HERD by Omer Daida, Israel

 

A special mention by the festival TURN YOUR BODY TO THE SUN by Aliona van der Horst, Netherland

 

A special mention by the festival LOVE WILL COME LATER by Julia Furer, Switzerland 

 

A special mention by the festival NEIGHBOURHOOD OF INFINITY by Mark Aitken, UK 

 

 

The Festival Palace was built up according to the project by legendary Livonian architect Augusts Reinbergs in 1902. It was created for Girls Gymnasium of Pärnu, now it is the home for Pärnu Old Town Basic School. In midsummer, it becomes the Festival Palace.

 

The office of Pärnu Film Festival is located in the Museum of New Art. This building was raised for a bank according to the project by architects Alar Kotli and Anton Soans in 1938.

 

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