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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 06 March 2019 till 10 March 2019

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 2017, 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 2018

Fees Euro 13,- per film (Euro 9,- until 30 Sept. 2018; Euro 11,- until 31 Oct. 2018)

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
L’ARIA DEL MOSCERINO by Lukas von Berg
PIX by Sophie Linnenbaum
TRACING ADDAI by Esther Niemeier
TSHWEESH by Feyrouz Serhal (LB/DE/ES/QA)

National Competition
WHEELS OF FREEDOM by Aleksi Puranen (FI/DE)

Special Screening: Dance
GRAVITY – A DREAM OF TOMORROW by Filip Piskorzynski, Natalia Dufraisse
ROTATION by Ginan Seidl, Clara Wieck

Special Screening: Music
FUSE by Malaeke Farhangadib

Carte Blanche: Juho Kuosmanen

European Film Awards
UGLY by Nikita Diakur
WANNABE by Jannis Lenz (AT/DE)

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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