Kategoriasta: Spotlight

A chat with filmmaker Laura Hyppönen

Laura Hyppönen is a Finnish filmmaker based in London. Her short film Quadraturin is selected into the National & International Competitions.

Interview with Jan Harlan

Jan Harlan is member of the international jury. His documentary  Stanley Kubrick – A Life in Pictures, is part of the Tampere Film Festival special programme.

Recommendations from the office: WASTE NO.3 BOOM

WASTE NO.3 BOOM, Jan Ijäs, Finland, 2017, Documentary What preparations needed to be done for this film?    With this film it took the longest time to get the permissions for… Read more »

Interview with Libby Hakaraia from Māoriland Film Festival

One of your directed short film ‘The lawnmower men of Kapu’  will be shown in Tampere Film Festival. Could you tell what is it about? What is the theme in it?… Read more »

Stanley Kubrick & Jan Harlan

Jan Harlan is one of the juries of international jury. His directed document about Stanley Kubrick is part of the Tampere Film Festival programme.


AV-arkki’s screening delves into the various forms and possibilities of camp. On the surface, camp comes across as being frivolous and of bad taste, but deep down it clears the… Read more »

Finnish Film Archive

Finnish Film Archive 1 screening presents history of Finnish film making. Second screening, Finnish Film Archive 2, brings up gems of 60’s Finnish films.

AVEK 30 years of driving diversity in audio-visual culture

AVEK 30-years special screenings shows finnish short-, animated and documentary films which are supported by AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture).

Dance 1 Loikka

Tampere Film Festival will show two screenings short films of dance. Dance 1: Loikka screening will illustrate the diversity of dance cinema with awarded short films.


Queerscenes screenings brings stories of trans people to Tampere Film Festival.

The Rise Of Māori Cinema

Māoriland is one theme of the Tampere Film Festival’s programme. Māoriland 1-3 screenings  consist short films made by maori people. Māoriland 3 screening is family friendly. The programme includes two… Read more »

Juho Kuosmanen

Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s Carte Blanche and retrospective will be shown on Tampere film festival.

European Film Awards

SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe – and beyond. The programme featuring the European Short Film… Read more »

Estonia 100

In honor of Estonia’s 100 years of independence, Tampere Film Festival will have seven screenings of Estonian short films.

Rosto – interview

Dutch filmmaker Rosto’s retrospective is part of the Tampere Film Festival programme and includes animations. In addition to this, Rosto’s short film Reruns is part of the International Competition.

Seppo Rustanius Retrospective – Documenting the Finnish Civil War of 1918

Together with Tampere Workers’ Theatre, Tampere Theatre, Tampere Ooppera and Vapriikki Museum, Tampere Film Festival wants to take part in the remembrance of the Finnish Civil War and the Tampere… Read more »

Poland: Tomasz Siwiński – “Dreams of other people”

We talked with Polish animator Tomasz Siwiński, about his short film Moczarski’s case that is part of our festival program.

An interview with Inuit activist Aaju Peter: Nothing has been done to educate the Europeans about seal hunt and Inuit culture

An activist, a lawyer and a sealskin clothing designer Aaju Peter fights for Inuit rights for traditional living methods.

On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

How has the Indian myth created by Hollywood affected our understanding or misunderstanding of Indigenous peoples?

Mogadishu – through the eyes of soldiers

Torstein Grude, the director of Mogadishu Soldier, wanted to make a film that would be as authentic as possible – and was surprised of the outcome.

Why are the Inuits angry?

One of our programme highlights is Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s Angry Inuk. The documentary is about the Inuit seal hunt controversy.

An interview with Swedish filmmaker Jens Assur : Reality behind stories

Swedish filmmaker Jens Assur is one of our festival guests. His films are inspired by his own experiences as a war photographer and from the news and news photos.

The last to leave the country should switch off the lights

Sabogal, the protagonist of the feature lenght animation is a human rights attorney in a country where political violence is the norm.

An interview with British filmmaker Daniel Mulloy: “Believe in your gut and vision”

British filmmaker Daniel Mulloy is one of our festival guests. His films are intimate studies of human relationships like the names Dad, Son, Baby and Home suggests.

Northern storyteller Jussi Hiltunen

This years domestic retrospective is from director Jussi Hiltunen (b. 1984). His short films are studies on issues like bitterness, guilt and revenge. Hiltunen’s films have been shown in various… Read more »

An interview with Caroline Monnet : “All that you need to know is within you”

    Caroline Monnet, Canadian filmmaker and visual artist talks about her work, inpirations and aspirations. This year, Tampere Film Festival will screen her retrospective, a total of 11 films…. Read more »