ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
▪ all genres
▪ maximum length 30 minutes (including credits)
▪ completed January 1st 2017 or later
▪ completed productions only (working copies will not be previewed)
▪ film can be submitted only once
▪ premiere not required
▪ accepted screening formats DCP or Digital File (Apple ProRes 422 or H.264)
▪ screening copy must be in or subtitled in English
▪ by submitting the film you commit to the screening if the film is selected
▪ no screening fee for selected films
Earlybird deadline 30th of September, submission fee 9 €/film
Regular deadline 31st of October, submission fee 11 €/film
Final deadline 1st of December, submission fee 13 €/film

SUBMISSION
▪ deadline 1st of December 2018 (late submissions will not be previewed)
▪ submissions can be done via shortfilmdepot or reelport
▪ register to the site (if not done earlier)
▪ fill in the submission form
▪ upload at least one still photo of the film
▪ make sure the preview file is working correctly
▪ preview file must be in or subtitled in English
▪ submit to Tampere Film Festival – International Competition 2019
▪ make the payment
▪ final selection is announced on February 1st 2019 at www.tff.fi
▪ only the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally

 JURIES AND PRIZES
The organizers will nominate an International Jury of five members. The following prizes will be given to the film directors:

▪ Grand Prix: Festival trophy “Kiss” & 5000 € for the best film in competition
▪ three Category Prizes; fiction, animation, documentary (categories include experimental): Festival trophy “Kiss” & 1500 € each
▪ EFA Tampere Nomination according to the regulations set by the European Film Academy
▪ Diplomas of Merit
▪ Audience Award

In addition to the prizes mentioned above and with the approval of the festival, it is also possible for other organizations and associations to award films in the International Competition.

IF THE FILM IS SELECTED
▪ please note that ONLY the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally
▪ information given in the entry form (synopsis, credits etc.) will be used as such in all printed publications and on the website
▪ screening copy must be delivered at least 2 weeks before the festival starts
▪ films will be electronically subtitled in Finnish
▪ screening copy must have English subtitles and be identical to the preview copy
▪ festival is authorized to make one excerpt not exceeding 10% or max. 3 minutes of the total running time of the selected films to be used in promoting the festival in various medias and the Internet
▪ festival will insure the screening copy while in the festival’s possession (The insurance will follow the regulations of FIAPF)
▪ festival will cover the return expenses of the screening copy if needed
▪ festival offers the representative of the film (1 person) accommodation for 3 nights in Tampere during the festival

TFF ONLINE FILM LIBRARY
Films selected to the Competition can automatically be entered into Tampere Film Festival’s online Film Library without separate notification. Online Film Library is available for accredited professionals only and is open for one month, March 2019.

NON-SPECIFIED CASES
Any such cases not mentioned in these regulations will be left to the festival’s consideration (in accordance with FIAPF International Regulations). By submitting the entry form the submitter acknowledges that they have read, understood and accepted the regulations without reservation.

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