Tampere Film Agency
Tampere Film Agency aims to provide one address from where to get quality Finnish short films for screenings. We are here to help filmmakers find the right kind of exposure for their films as well as to let festivals and other end users to find the films.
The Agency is run by Tampere Film Festival, one of the oldest and the most respected short film festivals. Our background helps us to understand everybody’s needs better and we have decades of experience, knowledge and contacts. More information here #tamperefilmagency @tamperefilmagency
People on the Road
People on the Road is a shared initiative by Tampere Film Festival and Pirkanmaa film centre created to help immigrants and refugees to find their way in their new homeland. At the same time the project increases knowledge on the effects of migrations in the society. The initiative’s point of view on migration is forward-looking and positive.
The project consists of film workshops, discussions and screenings. The workshops have already started, and the first seminar will be in the end of October. The initiative’s main event will take place at Tampere Film Festival in March. There will be two curated screenings, discussions and international guests, filmmakers and other professionals? The films in the screenings are films made in the workshops as well as curated films from international festivals. The aim of these screenings and additional discussions is to spread out wider visions and understanding about migration. The closure seminar of the project will be held in May 2019.
In addition to Tampere Film Festival’s international point of view, the initiative functions locally too. Pirkanmaa film centre makes short films with immigrants in which the Finnish society is seen through their eyes. There is also co-operation with the project Active Refugees in the Community.
The intiative is funded with Frame, Voice, Report! -support.
AVA Film Library
AVA (AudioVisualAccess) is a video on demand service offering exclusive film festival content at the public libraries. Tampere Film Festival and Ylöjärvi main library are participating in this pilot project funded by the European Union. 57 short films from the 2017 Tampere Film Festival programme are available for watching at the main library in Ylöjärvi at designated screens. Later on AVA will become an online-service where you can watch films for example at home with your PIKI-library card.
The following festivals are also in collaboration with AVA Library project: Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom | Kurzfilmfestival Köln, Germany | Cork Film Festival, Ireland | Interfilm Berlin, Germany | Kortfilmfestival Leuven, Belgium | La Guarimba International Film Festival, Italy
Tampere Film Festival is a partnering festival in the international DDD60 project. The goals of DDD60 include creating more efficient video decoding and encoding methods and VR players that work on both desktop computers and mobile devices. The technological development work will be carried out by Spin Digital Video Technologies GmbH and reelport GmbH.
The project will go on until 2018, during and after which the project’s findings will be made available to film and TV industry professionals at DDD60 partner events Tampere Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sunny Side of the Doc and Marché du Film at Cannes. DDD60project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732717.
Nordic Short Film Festivals Network
Nordic Short Film Festivals Network was founded in 2010 by eight festivals with a mission to deepen the cooperation between Nordic film festivals. The aim is to strengthen the position of Nordic short film by cooperation and networking, by exchanging information and ideas. Supported by Nordic Culture Point.
Member festivals: Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway | Nordisk Panorama, Malmö, Sweden | The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad, Norway | Odense International Film Festival, Denmark | Skábmagovat Film Festival, Inari, Finland | Tampere Film Festival, Finland | Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden | Riga International Film Festival, Latvia | Vilnus Shorts International Short Film Festival, Lithuania | Sleepwalkers Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia