Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams
The one and only international animation film festival in Estonia, "Animated Dreams", is a small, but a strongly viable part of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The core of "Animated Dreams" is the international competition programme which is judged by an international jury. Since 2001, the Grand Prix award for the winning animation film is "Wooden Wolf", a statue made by Estonian puppeteers. To add variety to competition entries, numerous special programmes of "Animated Dreams" include retrospectives of a filmmaker, genre or studio, focus on a country, and an overview of the latest Estonian animations. Around 150 animated films from 30 countries are shown at "Animated Dreams" annually. In recent years, "Animated Dreams" has been fortunate to welcome internationally acclaimed animation filmmakers, critics and historians to sit on the jury.