2020-11-13T16:00:00Z – 2020-11-13T20:00:00Z
Tartu is to be officially launched on November 13 at 6 PM at the Athena Centre. The launch will take place with the opening speeches by Urmas Klaas, the Mayor of Tartu, Margus Vaino, the Head of Corporate Customer Unit of Elisa Eesti and Kristiina Reidolv, the Member of the Board of Tartu Centre for Creative Industries and the Head of PÖFF Tartu.
The official opening will be followed by the screening of The Truffle Hunters (USA, Italy, Greece 2020), a documentary film directed and produced by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw. It follows a group of aging men in Northern Italy hunting in the woods, for a prized quarry, the Alba truffle. Oozing a cinematic perfume both delightful and distinctive, it's a film to leave you with a smile on your face.
From 10 PM onwards you are invited to join the PÖFF Tartu Livestream Party hosted by the Estonian film and theatre actress Maarja Jakobson who will introduce the highlights of the PÖFF Tartu film programme. Her invited guests include Esko Rips, the producer and partner of Nafta Films and the composer Mihkel Zilmer. Nafta Films was the Estonian producer of the Danish-Estonian-Belgian coproduction Erna at War, directed by Henrik Ruben Genz, where Mihkel Zilmer was the composer. The film, which features on the Official Selection Competition was shot largely in Tartu and in the region and was supported by the Tartu Film Fund. Actor Margus Jaanovits will talk about making the Estonian film On the Water, directed by Peeter Simm, which also premiers on the Official Selection Competition. Kristiina Reidolv and Inga Koppel from the Tartu Film Fundand Tartu Centre for Creative Industries will describe PÖFF Tartu and its side-programme.
The party will be streamed from the PÖFF Tartu festival club Pepe`s Bistro @ Social Club at Ö Stuudio with live music by the gypsy-jazz trio Titoks.
Live streaming at Elisa Stage: poff.elisastage.ee