PÖFF is one of the largest film festivals in Northern Europe, attracting an attendance of 80 000 and over 1200 film professionals, journalists and fans from all over the world. It is a cinephile's dream, screening an extensive and diverse selection of world cinema at various locations in Tallinn and Tartu. The colorful events programme turns cinemas, bars, restaurants and nightclubs into buzzing celebrations of culture and entertainment.
The festival embraces a cluster of side events, all taking place in the second half of November. These include the main festival and its two sub-festivals - PÖFF Shorts, dedicated to animations and short films and youth and children’s film festival Just Film - and a platform for the audiovisual industry professionals called Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event.