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Tampere Film Festival

Tampere International Short Film Festival
P.O. Box 305
33101 Tampere
phone +358-3-223 5681
fax +3 58-3-2 23 01 21
email: office@tamperefilmfestival.fi

Festival Director
Mr. Jukka-Pekka Laakso

Executive Director/Contact for German Entries
Mr. Juhani Alanen

Year of Foundation 1970

Event Date from 10 March 2021 till 14 March 2021

Event Date

in Tampere, Finland

International Competition

Sections International and national competitions for animated, documentary and fiction short films, Film Market

Category Short

Terms of Entry max. 30 min., films completed after 1 January 2019, the festival organizes the electronic subtitling in Finnish; national premiere recommended

Genre Animation, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, Digital File

Registration Deadline 01 December 2020

Fees Euro 13,- per film (Euro 9,- until 31 August 2020; Euro 11,- until 31 Oct. 2020)

Attendance Figures 31,000

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 500 professionals of the Film Industry, before all TV buyers, mainly from Scandinavia and international festival scouts

Prizes/Awards Grand Prix (Best Film, €5,000)
Best Animation (€1,500)
Best Documentary (€1,500)
Best Fiction (€1,500)
EFA Award Tampere (€2,000; Nomination for the European Film Awards)
Audience Award

German Films

International Competition
THE HEADLESS GATHERER by Igor Shin Moromisato (DE/BR)
MARADONA’S LEGS by Firas Khoury (DE/PS)
PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE by Izabela Plucinska (DE/FR/PL)
URAL by Alla Churikova

THE HARVESTERS by Derek Howard (DE/US)
WHITE GOLD (ORO BLANCO) by Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez (DE/AR/MX)


Midnight Mov(i)es
ELEPHANT (ELEFANT) by Suzanna Zawieja
ETAGE X by Francy Fabritz

EFA Shorts 2019
BLACK SUN by Arda Çiltepe (DE/TR)
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT by Moroan el Sani, Nina Fischer
OSLO by Shady Srour (DE/IL)

European Short Film Audience Award
BAD LESBIAN by Irene Moray (ES/DE)

Special Program
METROPOLIS by Fritz Lang

Prizes for German films 2020
Audience Award International Competition
by Firas Khoury
scharf oder scharf film, Odeh Films

Number of Films Shown about 500 films from 45 countries; 2,500 productions participate in the film market

Media Coverage broad national media coverage (print press, TV, radio)

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Documentary and/or Short Film Festival. The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation Tampere is a major short film event in Europe, and one of the most attractive film festivals in Northern Europe. The festival atmosphere is extremely friendly and communicative. Top program of short films and documentaries. The festival is of strong national significance with many buyers and media representatives from Finland and a large number of international short film festival scouts.

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