The PÃ¤rnu Int. Documentary Film Festival, founded in 1987, is the oldest film festival in Estonia.
The aim of the festival in general is to support cultural survival of peoples. Only documentary films of high value and quality, recording human activities in social, historical or ecological context are accepted for competition screenings.
Main subjects: Human Interest, Social Issues, Art, Music, Culture, Survival of Indigenous Cultures, Docs for Kids, Author’s POV.
The festival is held every July.
An international jury awards the grand prix for the best film.
Since 1999, a separate competition has been held for films, what will be broadcast in Estonian Television (Estonian People’s Award)
The highlights include:
- International Competition in PÃ¤rnu from July 11 to July 18, 2010.
- Fascinating thematic travelling program.
- Films are showed in different towns of Estonia from July 18 to July 25, 2010.
- 7 interesting documentaries in Estonian Television.
- New Estonian Documentaries.
The festival centre locates in the Museum of New Art in PÃ¤rnu (10, Esplanaadi St.).
Website : http://www.chaplin.ee/filmfestival/index.htm