Rytel & Lindroth von Bahr starts the day with their impressive retrospective screening (Plevna 4, 12.00). Pilvi Takala will have her retrospective also today at 4 pm (Niagara).

Force of Habit Anthology Series will be screened at Tullikamari today at 6 pm. Force of Habit Anthology Series is a film sensation created collectively by fifteen filmmakers, artists, researchers and social influencers. After the screening there will be a discussion with directors/actors/writers of the short films. 

Gems from archives will be seen today in many screenings. There are two different screenings of TFF 50 years: Simply the Best. The first screening (Plevna 4, at 2 pm) concentrates on winners of the International Competition of the Festival, and the second one (Plevna 6, at 10 pm) concentrates on National Competition winners. Canon of Short Film: 1969ish (Niagara, 8pm) looks at the films from the time when the Tampere Film Festival was born. 

Feature-length documentary She who Must Be Loved (part of Australian First Nations Programme) will be screened today (and only today) at Plevna 6 at 2 pm.

Free-of-charge events

On Friday, there are also plenty to do completely for free. The Phantom Carriage at Tampere Cathedral at 7 pm, accompanied with organs by Esa Toivola, is a festive and dignified way to spend the evening, whereas A Wall Is a Screen offers a fun and surprising walking tour with short films screened to the walls in Tampere city centre. 

Video mapping artwork Struktur by Konsta Fed will decorate walls at Väinö Linna Square and at Tampere Cathedral tonight (6pm–11pm)

The first Made in China screening (Between Past and Future), organised in cooperation with Midsummer Studio, will be screened today at Tullikamari at 4 pm. 

Photo by Jani Rutanen