Tampere Film


Kypärä jonka ympärillä on kukkasia / Helmet and flowers


New VJ Competition takes over Finlayson area 21–26 October

Tampere Film Festival launches a new VJ Competition for video artists. The competition selection will be presented at the media and light event Projio 21–26 October. The winner will be chosen by public vote.

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Calling for submissions


Submission for the International and National Competition of Tampere Film Festival 2022 is now open. Films can be submitted via FilmFreeway or Shortfilmdepot from the 4th of May until the 1st of December.

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Tampere Film Festival Awards 2021

International Competition Grand Prix went to Suzannah Mirghani’s fiction film, Al-Sit (Sudan, Qatar 2020).

In the under 30 minutes category of the National Competition of the Festival, the main Prize was awarded to Sawandi Groskind’s Where to Land (Finland 2020). The Main Prize in the Over 30 Minutes category was awarded to Joonas Neuvonen and Sadri Cetinkaya’s documentary Lost Boys (Finland 2020).


Awarded Films 2021

Directors in the Spotlight

Tomek Popakul

Stories about Alienation – Interview with Tomek Popakul

“I always tend to sympathize with outsiders, the ones who bear the hardships of being unfitting, and dare to go against the rules of the surrounding community. They experience loneliness and misery many times but in their internal struggle many times something unique is born.”

Stories about Alienation – Interview with Tomek Popakul
Nainen ja auringon valo mustavalkoisena / A woman and sunlight in black and white

Interview with Katja Gauriloff

“I’m not sure if I would be a filmmaker if I wasn’t a Skolt Sámi and if I hadn’t have to struggle with it from an early age. As a young film student, I felt compelled to take up something that needed to be fixed. We, the Skolt Sámi, had not yet been presented in the film through our own point of view. The history remained unseen by the majority. Too many eyes had been closed.”

Read the interview