Finnish premiere of Sisters with Transistors today

Today we are already halfway through the actual festival, but you can enjoy the impressive short films and current documentaries also for the whole of next week! Online ticket sales will continue next week and the programme will be available to watch on Festhome TV all the way until Sunday 21 March. Viewing rights for all festival passes (50€) will also be valid until 21 March. So there is still plenty of time to join in the celebration of film!

Tonight culminates in the Finnish premiere of the documentary Sisters with Transistors (United Kingdom 2020) at 6.30pm. The screening will be broadcast on Festhome TV and it will not be available for viewing later on. So be sure to tune in promptly at 6.30pm to avoid missing the film. This documentary maps a new history of electronic music through visionary women. After the screening a Q&A session with the director Lisa Rovner as well as a short concert recording by The Space Lady (Susan Dietrich) will be broadcast live on Festhome TV.

The Film Club Monroe’s Film Circle (in Finnish) as well as the Q&A sessions with the directors of the films chosen for the National Competition will continue also today on Friday. The Film Circle will discuss the AV-arkki 2: Freedom To Move screening starting at 4pm, and the Q&A session will feature the following directors today:

  • Shahi Derky (Leftovers)
  • Marja Helander (Suodji)
  • Marjo Levlin (Ellipsis)
  • Tuomas Kurtakko (Überfrog)
  • Ilja Rautsi (Night of the Living Dicks)
  • Olli Huttunen (Idea)
  • Virpi Suutari (Kansanradio – Runonlaulajien Maa)

Please remember that the audience vote for the National and International Competitions is still open at Festhome TV until tomorrow Saturday 12 noon (UTC+2:00). Check out further instructions for voting here.

For accredited industry professionals the festival offers panel discussions and other events from dusk till dawn. At 9am starts a session aimed primarily at investors considering investing in media content, and at 12 noon there will be discussion on cross-cultural management in international co-productions. At 4pm the Script Tampere 2021 event will feature Henk Handloegten – the screenwriter and creator of the tv-series Babylon Berlin – and at the 6pm event there will be discussions with the scriptwriter/director Tiina Lymi and scriptwriter Juha Lehtola from the tv-series Sisäilmaa.

If these events and the whole collection of screenings on Festhome TV leave you thirsty for more action, it’s worth checking out what the bright minds of tomorrow have created during the short film workshops organized by Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus. PEK – A Film as a Tool screening showcases short films created by the youth during the environmentally themed Trash Films project (organized by Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus and Waste Management of Pirkanmaa). The screening also features creations from the mental health themed short film course organized by Tampere Film Festival and Pirkanmaan Osuuskauppa at Lielahti school in February.