Animation Film Festival "ANIMATED DREAMS"
23 - 26 November 2006

Beware, your dreams have been animated!

"Animated Dreams" became reality in 1999 when then two-year-old Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival decided that Estonia - the country of 'a little big nation of animation' - was in need of its own animation film festival. Since the beginning, animation films have drawn hordes of audiences as they are being screened before main features.

During these past seven years, "Animated Dreams" has developed into independent showcase of animated cinema. International competition programme is judged by an international jury of animation specialists. We also present retrospectives of a filmmaker, genre or studio, focus on a country and an overview of new Estonian animated films.

The guest list of "Animated Dreams" is remarkable. We have been fortunate to welcome various animation filmmakers, critics and historians - Bill Plympton, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Heikki Jokinen, Adam Benjamin Elliot, Phil Mulloy, Michaela Pavlatova, Chris Robinson etc, not to mention numerous renowned animators from Estonia.

The best film of the competition will get Grand Prix - Wooden Wolf. The jury also names the best story and the best design. For international competition films, the festival invites the director as its guest, covering the accommodation in Tallinn for 3 nights.


Eligible films for competition should be:
§ premiered after 1 January, 2005
§ in English or with English subtitles (if with dialogue)
§ not longer than 15 minutes
§ screened in either 35 mm, Betacam SP Pal or DVD

Deadline for application: 15 August, 2006

Completed entry form and VHS tape or DVD must be sent to the festival office by that date. Documentation should be sent electronically to

The competition selection will be announced to the applicants by 20 October, 2006.


Animated Dreams / Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Gonsiori 21
10147 Tallinn
Tel: +372 631 4640
Fax: +372 631 4644

Heilika Võsu
Head of the Festival

Priit Pärn
Programme Consultant


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