Kumu Documentary is a project run by Kumu Art Museum and the Black Nights Film Festival since the year 2006, being then the only weekly documentary film programme in Estonian cinemas.
The first documentary film night took place on February 19, 2006 – two days after the opening of the new museum.
The programme can largely be divided into two: films about art or artists and a general documentary programme focusing on culture, urban space and our surrounding environment. The emphasis is on full length documentaries and the screenings are introduced by directors of the films or specialists according to the topic of the documentary.
We likewise collaborate with various other Estonian documentary film festivals, oftentimes including a selection of outstanding films from their programmes.
Due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, please be informed about the changes in Kumu Documentary screenings!
From 10 February, the starting time of the screenings of Kumu Documentary will change. The main screening will begin at 5 pm.
There will be a repeat screening of some of the films that will begin at 7.30 pm. Please pay attention to our programme on our homepage!
Due to limited seating, a maximum of 122 people can participate in each screening.
Because of the continuous presence of COVID-19 in Estonia, every viewer must fill in a questionnaire including their contact details and must register their seat numbers with the organisers before entering the auditorium.
The reason for the change in times is so we can organise additional screenings and everyone interested can see the films during the period of limited seating (up to 50%), even when the seats of the first screening have been filled.
Entrance to the screenings of Kumu Documentary is still free of charge.
We ask viewers to take into consideration that if 50% of the seats (122) have been filled, no latecomers will be allowed entry.
We ask all participants in events in the Kumu auditorium to wear masks and disinfect their hands upon entry into the building or the auditorium..