Black Room

Black Room is Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event's training program that explores visual language of cinema. The aim of the course is to offer extensive knowledge and practical skills necessary to design visually impactful cinematic worlds.

The masterclass course comprises in-depth training for ten selected production designers, art directors and film industry professionals who want to further their knowledge about visual storytelling.

Black Room 2023

14—17 November 2023

How were the cinematic worlds of „Trainspotting”, „Judy”, „Emma.” or „Layer Cake” created?

Production Designer Kave Quinn from the UK is mentoring Black Room 2023 to share her knowledge gained from challenging experiences to design those iconically distinctive feature films.

Black Room masterclass explores the visual language of cinema and offers in-depth training for production designers and art directors who want to further their knowledge about visual storytelling and to explore the art and the power of their craft.

The masterclass offers extensive knowledge and practical skills necessary to design visually impactful cinematic worlds. The highly practical program aims to provide realistic tools for furthering your career.


„Judy”, dir. Rupert Goold, 2019

As a part of Discovery Campus and the Black Nights Film Festival, Black Room brings together filmmakers working in the Art Department and aims to build bridges between creatives and encourage new international collaborations. The leading idea of the masterclass is a collaboration in order to expand our network, spark new ideas and get inspired, find new projects for the future and gain knowledge from others experiences.

The participants will be able to attend panels and masterclasses led by award-winning professionals and industry leading companies and partners. From each session, the participants can gain practical knowledge and possible new connections to advance their careers.

The participants can also join other Discovery Campus open lectures and take part in speed meetings to connect with new friends and colleagues. This is all possible in November in Tallinn where almost every film area representatives from all over the world come together. This is the place and chance to make your next step.


„Trainspotting”, dir. Danny Boyle, 1996

How to participate?

Be a part of Industry@Tallinn and join us! Submission to participate Black Room masterclass in Tallinn is open until 2 October 2023.

All the participants must be between the ages 18-35 (18 and 35 included) at the time of the program. The participants will cover their travel costs to and from Tallinn as well as the accreditation fee. The festival will cover the hospitality at the partner hotel.

We will contact the selected participants by the end of September 2023 and will announce them on our channels in the beginning of October 2023.

If you have any related questions regarding Black Room, feel free to contact the project manager Elise Jagomägi:


*Header photo: „Layer Cake”, dir. Matthew Vaughn, 2004