How can I submit a film to the International Competition 2017?
Submission can be done only via reelport ( Read the regulations, fill in the online entry form, upload the preview file / inform downloadable vimeo link, apply to Tampere Film Festival’s International Competition 2017 and make the payment.

Can the festival preview the film from a vimeo link?
Yes. You can either upload preview file or inform downloadable vimeo link in the entry form. Do not send links via email: the submission is complete only after we receive both, entry form & preview file/link, via reelport. Incomplete submissions will not be previewed.

Can I inform other than vimeo links in the entry form?
Unfortunately no. Only downloadable vimeo links are accepted.

Can I send a DVD for the preview?
We do not preview DVDs, we need to receive a preview file/file of the film via reelport.

Can I submit a film though it has been shown in another festival?
Yes, we accept films though it has been premiered.

Can I submit a film though it is available for viewing in Internet?
Yes, we accept films that are in Internet.

Do I need to put English subtitles for the preview file in case the dialogue language is English?
Not necessary. The main thing is that the film can be previewed throughout in English so that the preview process is possible.

I have made several films, can I submit them all?
You can submit several films as long as films’ obey the regulations.

Can I submit a film which duration is more than 30 minutes?
The time limit for the International Competition is 30 minutes.

Can I submit a working copy of the film?
It is highly recommended not to submit working copies. In case you’re not able to finish the film before the deadline (1st of December 2016), please contact our Office ( in advance to discuss the possibilities.

I missed the deadline; can I still submit the film?
We do not accept late entries.

Can you wave the entry fee?
Our fee is quite modest compared to any established film festival. We understand that a fee can be a problem, but with rising number of entries we had to do something to ensure that we are able to have qualified people to see all the entries (the whole film, not just few minutes, as is our policy). We introduced the fee for many reasons, mainly to sure that filmmakers check if their film is eligible (length, year) and if they really are interested in having the film at our festival.

When the selected films will be announced?
Final selection is announced on February 1st 2017 at

Will you inform all submitters about the selection?
Only the submitters of the selected films will be contacted personally.

More questions?
Please contact our Office