Selections: International Competition

59 short films from 44 countries were selected into the International Competition of Tampere Film Festival 2021. A total of 6 330 films were submitted. 38 (59 %) of the selected films were directed by females, 25 films (39 %) by males, and 1 film (1,56 %) by non-binary persons.

Selections were made by the Tampere Film Festival Board member Liina Härkönen, Festival Director Jukka-Pekka Laakso, and Head of Programme Riina Mikkonen.

Abbreviations
D = Documentary
E = Experimental
F = Fiction
A = Animation

AUSTRALIA
AYAAN ǀ Alies Sluiter ǀ 2020 ǀ 18’ ǀ F

BELGIUM
BILAKORO ǀ Camille Gainnet ǀ 2020 ǀ 13’ ǀ F
CHIENNE ǀ Bertille Zénobie Estramon ǀ 2020 ǀ 16’ ǀ F
SPRÖTCH ǀ Xavier Seron ǀ 2020 ǀ 20’ ǀ F

BRAZIL
MENARCA | Lillah Halla | 2020 | 22’ | F

CANADA
LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW | Annie St-Pierre | 2020 | 18’ | F

CHILE
MUNDO | Ana Edwards | 2020 | 19’ | D

CHINA
A LUCID DREAM | Li Yue | 2020 | 30’ | F
STEP INTO THE RIVER | Weijia Ma | 2020 | 15’ | A

COLOMBIA, MEXICO   
SOL DEL LLANO | Manuela Irene Espitia | 2019 | 20’ | F

CUBA, BRAZIL, SPAIN   
GUILLERMINA | Aída Esther Bueno Sarduy | 2019 | 18’ | D, A

CYPRUS, FRANCE
A SUMMER PLACE | Alexandra Matheou | 2020 | 20’ | F

CZECH REPUBLIC   
LOVE IS JUST A DEATH AWAY | Bára Anna Stejskalová | 2020 | 11’ | A
PRAČKA | Alexandra Májová | 2020 I 5’ | A

DENMARK
ORGIASTIC HYPER-PLASTIC | Paul Bush | 2020 | 7’ | A

FINLAND
KANSANRADIO – RUNONLAULAJIEN MAA | Virpi Suutari | 2021 | 26’ | D
VIIMEINEN MATADORI | Katariina Lillqvist | 2020 | 8’ | A

FRANCE
AKA | Dorothée Murail | 2020 | 15’ | E, F
NORMAL | Julie Caty | 2020 | 11’ | A
ONE THOUSAND AND ONE ATTEMPTS TO BE AN OCEAN | Yuyan Wang | 2020 | 12’ | E, D
XYU | Donato Sansone | 2019 | 2’ | A

FRANCE, NEW CALEDONIA
BURNING CARS | Maud Mascré | 2020 | 8’ | D

FRANCE, TUNISIA
LE BAIN | Anissa Daoud | 2020 | 16’ | F

GERMANY
CONVERSATIONS WITH A WHALE | Anna Samo | 2020 | 9’ | A
MULM | Carol Ratajczak, Tobias Trebeljahr | 2020 | 7’ | A
WOCHENBETT | Henriette Rietz | 2020 | 5’ | A

GERMANY, MYANMAR
A DAY’S WORK ǀ Max Kerkhoff ǀ 2021 ǀ 13’ ǀ E, D

GHANA, BELGIUM
DA YIE | Anthony Nti | 2019 | 20’ | F

GREENLAND
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TUGTUPITE | Inuk Jørgensen | 2020 | 7’ | D

HUNGARY
ANJA | Benő Baranyi | 2019 | 19’ | F
SZÜNET | Levente Kölcsey | 2020 | 12’ | F

INDIA
MIZARU | Sudarshan Suresh | 2019 | 18’ | F

IRAN
TALKER | Mehrshad Ranjbar | 2020 | 13’ | F

ISRAEL
MISSION: HEBRON | Rona Segal | 2020 | 23’ | D

ITALY
ZHENG | Giacomo Sebastiani | 2020 | 25’ | F

KUWAIT, QATAR
J’AI LE CAFARD (BINT WERDAN) | Maysaa Almumin | 2020 | 14’ | F

LITHUANIA
ONE LIFE | Marija Stonytė | 2019 | 20’ | D

MONTENEGRO
MIR NAŠE GOSPE | Vladimir Perović | 2020 | 19’ | D

NORWAY
GREETINGS FROM MYANMAR | Andreas J. Riiser, Sunniva Sundby | 2020 | 5’ | D

PALESTINE
WALL PIANO | Asma Ghanem, Christopher Marianetti, Alexia Webster | 2020 | 3’ | E, D

POLAND
OSTATNIE ŚNIEGI | Ania Morawiec | 2020 | 29’ | F

RUSSIA
SHADOWS OF YOUR CHILDHOOD | Mikhail Gorobchuk | 2020 | 22’ | E, D

SAUDI ARABIA   
SILAH | Hussam Alhulwah | 2019 | 20’ | F

SINGAPORE
THE CUP | Mark Chua, Li Shuen Lam | 2020 | 17’ | E, F

SOUTH AFRICA     
HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH | Tebogo Malebogo | 2020 | 10’ | F

SOUTH KOREA
PREYS | Chang-soo Kim | 2020 | 8’ | A
UNFORGOTTEN | Sujin Kim | 2020 | 9’ | A

SUDAN, QATAR
AL-SIT | Suzannah Mirghani | 2020 | 20’ | F

SWEDEN
FÖRST HÄR | Clara Bodén | 2021 | 7’ | D

SWITZERLAND   
ONLY A CHILD | Simone Giampaolo | 2020 | 6’ | A

TURKEY
SIZ BIRAZ UZAK KALDINIZ | Elif Refig | 2020 | 23’ | F

UNITED KINGDOM   
NATURAL HOSTS | Nick Jordan | 2020 | 3’ | E, D
O BLACK HOLE! | Renee Zhan | 2020 | 16’ | A
THE LONG GOODBYE | Aneil Karia | 2020 | 12’ | F

UNITED KINGDOM, ITALY
ICEMELTLAND PARK | Liliana Colombo | 2020 | 29’ | E, D

UNITED STATES   
APRIL KILLS THE VIBE | Bonnie Mckee | 2020 | 14’ | F
BLACK THOUGHTS | Dwayne Logan | 2020 | 30’ | F
DAVID | Zachary Woods | 2020 | 12’ | F
IN FRANCE MICHELLE IS A MAN’S NAME | Em A Weinstein | 2020 | 13’ | F