The insecurities in the funding status of AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture) has made Finnish
Submission for the International and National Competition of Tampere Film Festival is now open. Films can be
The 51st Tampere Film Festival reduced its carbon footprint massively from the previous year mainly due to
Tampere Film Festival was organized for the 51st time between 10–14 March, 2021.
The first online edition of the festival gained around 60 000 views. Thank you to everyone who participated the first online edition ever!
The 52nd edition of the festival will take place between 9–13 March 2022.Read more
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.Read more
Awards Have Been Announced
Tampere Film Festival’s International Competition Grand Prix goes 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
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
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