Join the YAA 2022 in Estonia!

If you are between 12 and 14 years old and want to join the international jury, watch three films and vote for the winner, please send us an e-mail with your name and home town!


Tere tulemast Tallinna!

inhabitants: 449,604
number of cinemas: 6

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, lies on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, only 70 km (43 mi) south of Helsinki. At the historical and medieval heart of the city is the hill of Toompea, covered in cobbled streets and filled with medieval houses and alleyways. The lower town spreads out from the foot of the hill, still protected by the remnants of a city wall. Around the city wall is a series of well-maintained green parks, great for strolling.

Tallinn Old Town

Most travellers arrive to Estonia through Tallinn either by plane, train, bus or a car, making it the most international city in Estonia. With half a million citizens, Tallinn is hardly a world metropolis. However: short distances and low traffic are advantages to cherish. Medieval Tallinn Old Town, one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world, is just a short walk away from the city business centre with modern towers.

Outside of the Old Town, there is still plenty to see and do – beautiful Kadriorg area with its large park, ponds, fountains and playgrounds, also an elegant and glamorous Pirita area where you can spend a day on the beach, or rent a boat. And Rocca al Mare, home to Tallinn Zoo, and the Estonian Open Air Museum.


NGO Filmiõpe was founded two years ago with the intention of organising training programmes for students and teachers on different facets of film. These include film history, basics of editing and various other subjects.

Just Film

The main partner of organising YAA in Estonia is Youth and Children's Film Festival Just Film that is a part of Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn. The annual festival that takes place in November celebrated its 20th birthday last year. Just Film comprises of separate competition programmes for youth and children's films and several special programmes. The festival has become one of the biggest cultural events for young people in Estonia and very popular among our audiences.