Black Room Rules & Regulations 2024

The Black Nights Discovery Campus is an international continuing education programme organized by the Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event (ITBE), in collaboration with a variety of prestigious international partners that allows young film professionals to pursue, complement and integrate their studies in filmmaking.
At Discovery Campus, they can discover the new skills needed to improve, upgrade and update their knowledge in their field of work and meet new mentors, contacts and fellow talents to keep an eye on.
Our official motto is to learn from the mistakes of our mentors, so you don’t make them yourself! Discovery Campus unites established talent programmes Script Pool project competition, Black Nights Stars, Music Meets Film, Black Room and Frame within a Frame.

Black Room is Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event's training program dedicated to the visual language and artistry of cinema. Each year, the course invites emerging art department crew members – production designers, art directors, costume designers, makeup artists, props masters, etc. – to participate in a masterclass empowering their skills and industry knowledge in creating visually compelling cinematic worlds.
The course comprises 4 days of in-depth training for eight selected art department professionals. Each year, the masterclass, led by a renowned mentor, selects a topic to reflect on current issues in the film industry to better the expertise and knowledge of visual storytelling.


Black Room programme is a 4 days in-person workshop, taking place in Tallinn, Estonia. There might be online events prior to the workshop. The programme is designed by the project manager and the mentor. Based on the theme of the programme, it might consist of case studies, study of artistic methodologies, individual or group assignments, creative business building, panel discussions, etc. The programme is completed by the Discovery Campus workshops, panels and masterclasses in which participation is mandatory.

The Applicants must fill out the Online Submission Form of Discovery Campus to submit their Application and provide all the requested information and documents from May 1st to August 14th, 2024. Late applications will not be taken into consideration.
The final selection of Participants will be announced by October 1st at the latest, both directly to the participants and communicated publically via the festival/industry press. Submission of the Application will be considered as acceptance of the special conditions.

For more information please contact the Black Room project manager: Mari-Liis Bunder

All properly filled and complete applications shall be reviewed by the Selection Committee composed of experts appointed by the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event management.
The main selection criterias are professional background, motivation for career development and artistic quality.
8 international talents will be selected to participate in the Black Room programme.

Each Applicant chosen to participate in Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is required to cooperate with the employees and persons of responsibility of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during its entire course. In case the Participant violates any of their obligations stated in Rules & Regulations, which they had accepted by submitting the Application Form, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event management may disqualify the Applicant from further participation in the event.

All participants of Discovery Campus programmes must provide feedback to further the development of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event educational programmes.

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event as the industry platform of the Tallinn Black Nights Festival is committed to promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work and programmes, including Discovery Campus and the Script Pool Project Competition. We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to participate in our events and activities, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or other personal characteristics.
We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that values diversity and promotes mutual respect and understanding. We promote gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, including the planning, organization, and delivery of events and activities, and believe that diversity is a strength and that everyone should have equal opportunities to participate in our events and activities.
We expect all participants in our events and activities to behave in a respectful and professional manner, and to refrain from any behaviour that is discriminatory, harassing, or offensive. This includes but is not limited to behaviour that is based on a person's gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or other personal characteristics. We will not tolerate any behaviour that violates our policy and reserve the right to take appropriate action, including expulsion from the event.

The Applicant guarantees that all the presented information in the submitted application is correct. Regarding all matters not expressly settled by these Regulations, the current regulations of Estonia and its entities and good business practices are to be applied. Any amendments and supplements to these Regulations shall be made by Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event management. By submitting an Application, the Applicant agrees to all provisions of these Regulations. These Regulations come into effect from the day of their publishing on the webpage, and are effective beginning on the 1st of May 2024.

Approved by Marge Liiske,
Head of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event