Volunteers needed!

We’re looking for eager and festival spirited volunteers to join our amazing festival staff! Tampere Film Festival 2021 is planned to happen both on-site and online, and we need volunteers… Read more »

Happy Holidays!

Our office is closed until January 7th. We wish Happy Holidays and a Fantastic New Year to all our friends!

Tampere Film Festival is launching a new competition for short genre films

Tampere Film Festival is thrilled to announce a new international competition called Generation XYZ in the 2021 edition. The competition will focus on short-form genre films, with films in the… Read more »

Serial Cards available now!

Despite these unpredictable and exceptional times we’re making preparations for the 51st edition of Tampere Film Festival. We are constantly monitoring the Covid-19 situation and developing safe ways to organise… Read more »

Call for Entries – deadline approaching

Call for entries for 2021 Festival will close as soon as on Tuesday, December 1st. Submission can be made either via shortfilmdepotin or FilmFreeway. Please read the regulations first. If… Read more »

Internships Available at Tampere Film Festival!

Tampere Film Festival is seeking interns to help with the planning and production of the upcoming festival due in March 2021. The interns will work as assistants for the production,… Read more »

Euro Connection 2021 calling for projects

Euro Connection is the main platform for the co-production of short films. This two-day pitching and networking event aims at fostering partnerships between European and international production companies around short… Read more »

International Competition 2021 – Call for Entries

Call for entries to our International Competition 2021 is open. Submission can be made either via shortfilmdepotin or FilmFreeway. Please read the regulations first. If you have questions, check Frequently… Read more »

Awarded Films at Kiasma

A selection of awarded films from our Festival will be screened at Kiasma this Saturday March 14th at 2 pm. Tickets 8 €, more information here. Photo: The Fantastic by… Read more »

Thank you!

We would like to thank our audience, guests and volunteers from the bottom of our hearts! Tampere Film Festival 2020 was amazing, and that’s only because of you. Thank you!… Read more »

Tampere Film Festival Awards 2020 Have Been Declared

The Grand Prix of the International Competition at the Tampere Film Festival goes to experimental documentary Bab Sebta (Ceuta’s Gate) by Randa Maroufi (France, Morocco 2019). According to the International… Read more »

Action for Weekend

Festival weekend is full of many kinds of events.  You can still make it to family event Minikino Festival which is held at Tampere Cathedral area at 11am–1pm. In the… Read more »

How Was It?

The Festival has just started but we are already eager to hear how did you like it. Please fill out the visitor Survey by Pirfest to help us improve the Festival. Photo… Read more »

Friday Festivities

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… Read more »

Festival Moments

The best moments of the Festival are captured in our Photo Gallery. Do you find any familiar faces or spaces? Photo by Jani Rutanen

Tips for Thursday

If you have S-Etukortti Card, today is the perfect day to show it at our ticket booths, because S-Etukortti Card holders gain free admission to all the Thursday screenings of the… Read more »

Festival Kicks off!

The first day of the 50th Tampere Film Festival includes Climate and Australian First Nations themed short film screenings, EFA candidates and twisted Midnight Mov(i)es at late night. First Competition… Read more »

Festival Shop Opens Today

Festival Shop will serve you at Pala Café (Siperia Mall, Itäinenkatu 9) starting from today at 12.00.  Festival Shop opening times are: Tue at 12.00–6 pm Wed–Sat at 9am –… Read more »

Twisted Films for Late Nights

Midnight Mov(i)es Programme includes three screenings of twisted films that are perfect late night experiences. The films tell stories of animalistic, wild, cranky and failed escapades of different species, with… Read more »

Power of True Stories

Reality is more amazing than fiction. Tampere Film Festival is a world famous short film festival, but in addition to short films, feature-lenght documentaries have also became the essence of… Read more »

Pre-sale Ticket Booth Opens at Tullikamari

Ticket booth at Tullikamari 2nd floor (Tullikamarin aukio 2) is open between Wed, Feb 26th–Tue, Mar 3rd from 11 am to 6 pm. You can reach the ticket sales from… Read more »

Distinct Voices from Australia

In 1993 Australia created an Indigenous Branch in Australian Film Commission, now Screen Australia. The Branch created opportunities for Indigenous practitioners to be involved in Drama Initiatives that workshopped, trained… Read more »

The Programme 2020 Is Out Now!

The Screenings and Events of Tampere Film Festival 2020 have been announced. Online ticket sales are open now at lippu.fi. The 50th edition of Tampere Film Festival will be held… Read more »

Head Starts to the Festival

We will have three free-of-charge warm-up screenings before the Festival actually kicks off.  Climate Screening at Main Library Metso Climate Programme of the Festival will be introduced at Climate Screening… Read more »

Industry Events 2020 Are Published

Check out the list of all events here. For example, we will organise together with the Women in Film & Television Finland a highly topical 50–50 theme year discussion about… Read more »

Tampere Film Festival Goes Tampere Cathedral!

Tampere Film Festival and the Federation of Tampere Ev. Luth. Parishes will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Festival together and organize two free-of-charge events during the Festival week.  The… Read more »

Tampere Film Festival Competition Selections Have Now Been Made – More than 4 000 Films Submitted

A total of 4 303  films were submitted to the National and International Competitions of Tampere Film Festival last year. The Festival pre-jury has selected a total of 98 films… Read more »

The Mirror of the Nation’s Struggle for Freedom and Independence

The Kurdistan Programme gives a voice to Kurdish directors. The two screenings include fiction, animations and documentaries from the entire Kurdistan region: from Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran.  The state… Read more »

A Wall is a Screen brings the films to the yard!

A Wall Is a Screen returns to Tampere Film Festival with the famous short film walking tour concept. The tour is organised by a Hamburg-based artist group, whose last visit… Read more »

Free Screenings with the S-Etukortti Card on Festival Thursday

Thanks to the co-operation of Tampere Film Festival and Pirkanmaan Osuuskauppa, S-Etukortti Card holders gain free admission to all the Thursday screenings of the Festival. Please present the S-Etukortti Card… Read more »

The World Will Change, but How?

Climate and Dystopia Screenings Cast an Eye on the Future The subject of the global climate crisis features on the silver screens of  Tampere Film Festival. In addition to the… Read more »

Serial card sale is now open!

In honour of our 50th anniversary, serial cards are available now! SERIAL CARD ( 40 / 36 €): 6 tickets for standard-priced 9 € screenings + the programme catalogue SUPER… Read more »

Accreditation is now open!

Media and industry accreditation is open 17.1.-16.2.Get accreditation for the Tampere Film Festival here. More information here.

“We Are Celebrating – But the World Is Not”

Global Crises Discussed in the 50th Anniversary Programme of Tampere Film Festival Echoes from previous years can be heard in Tampere Film Festival’s 50th programme, but the main focus is… Read more »

Book a Room at the Festival Hotel

We’re proud to announce that the cooperation with Original Sokos Hotel Ilves will continue this year. The Festival Hotel of many years has an excellent location (Hatanpään valtatie 1) with… Read more »

A New Focus for Tampere Film Agency

Tampere Film Agency, operated by Tampere Film Festival, is expanding its operations to other Nordic countries and the Baltic states. The agency, established in 2017 to distribute Finnish short films,… Read more »

Serial cards available now!

Early bird catches serial cards with the best price! Serial cards are in sale at Lippupiste (online and at Lippu.fi ticket outlets) until the 31st of December.  A serial card… Read more »

The Festival of the Year 2020!

Finland Festivals has chosen Tampere Film Festival as the Festival of the Year 2020! We’re extremely joyful and proud of the honorary mention and looking forward to next March with… Read more »

International Competition 2020 – Deadline is approaching

Now it’s time to read the regulations and submit your film via shortfilmdepot to the International Competition 2020. Deadline is already on 1st of December. If you have questions related to regulations, timetables etc,… Read more »

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Tampere Hall celebrate the 50th edition of Tampere Film Festival

“The mediator of the head and the hands must be the heart.” The 2010 restored version of Metropolis is given a fresh treatment in March 2020 at the Tampere Film… Read more »

5050 by 2020 – Five Nordic festivals sign Gender Equality Pledge

Monday August 26 five festivals, CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Denmark), Oslo Pix (Norway), Tampere Film Festival (Finland), Northern Wave Film Festival (Iceland) and Carl International Film Festival (Sweden),… Read more »

International Competition 2020 – Call for entries

Call for entries for International Competition 2020 is open. Read the regulations and submit your film via shortfilmdepot. If you have questions related to regulations, timetables etc, please check FAQ… Read more »

Visit our photo gallery to enjoy the 2019 Festival once more

Can you spot yourself in our photo gallery? Rerun the Festival through brilliant photos taken by our superb volunteer photographer group and their coordinator. Have you followed our YouTube channel… Read more »

Metropolia students’ blog: at the Festival

As Metropolia students from Helsinki we visited the film festival on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March. We got some free tickets to see the screening. It was a… Read more »

Tampere Film Festival Awards Have Been Declared

International Competition The Grand Prix of the International Competition at the Tampere Film Festival goes to documentary Dulce by Angello Faccini and Guille Isa (USA, Colombia, Peru 2018). The International… Read more »

Volunteers’ Blog: Towards a new viewpoint!

Three days behind and a lot has been seen and done. Still there is a whole weekend ahead for experiencing Tampere Film Festival! This is my first year as a… Read more »

What to Do on Saturday?

On Saturday, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2019, horror in its many forms (Horror screenings, Trash & Underground Film Festival, B Horror Extravaganza) and Walls will rise on silver screens…. Read more »

Tips for Friday

Third day of the festival is loaded with all kinds of films and events. In the evening, The Burglary will be accompanied by organist Esa Toivola at Tampere Cathedral. Horror, Walls… Read more »

The audiences have a say at the Tampere Film Festival

The audiences at Tampere Film Festval will be able to have a say in the allocation of awards. Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle will award a 1 000 Euro New Cinema… Read more »

Volunteers’ blog: First day of the Tampere Film Festival

The Festival isn’t possible without over 100 wonderful volunteers who come to work for the Festival every year. They are indispensable! Two of those precious staff members will blog about… Read more »

Thursday Is Full of Action

If you have empty spots on your schedule today, the Up to Date on the Festival section may help you to fill them up. Today’s programme consists of competitions, retrospectives… Read more »

Stay up to Date on the Festival

Festival starts today! Find out what is happening today at the Festival – and in town. Programme, Events, Tips for the day. Our brand new section Up to Date on… Read more »

Tampere Bootcamp

Tampere Bootcamp will bring a large number of young filmmakers to Tampere from China, Germany, Russia and Finland. Roughly 60 young film students will come together to showcase their works… Read more »

Discount with S-Etukortti Card

You can get 20 % discount on certain screenings with the S-Etukortti card. Discounted screenings are: National Competition 1 |  Plevna 2 | Wed 16:00Walls 1 | Niagara |  Wed… Read more »

Events at the Festival

Along with first rate film screenings, Tampere Film Festival offers a wide selection of events. Industry Events with seminars and networking events are aimed at film professionals. Additional Events, like… Read more »

Students of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Will Visit the Festival : Focusing on Audiences

Few students of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences will visit the Tampere Film Festival. They will now tell us more on their school project and their expectations for the festival… Read more »

Programme Catalogue Available

You can find more information on screenings and events of the festival at our brand new programme catalogue. The online version of the catalogue is available here. The printed version… Read more »

Age Limits of the Festival

There is a  pop-up bar at the upper floor of Finnkino Plevna from Thursday to Saturday during the Festival. In Friday and Saturday evenings it’s possible to take alcohol drinks… Read more »

Festival Bags and Catalogues Available at the Festival Week

Due to delivery problems festival bags and catalogues will not arrive until the festival week. People with serial cards can pick up bags and catalogues from festival’s own ticket booths… Read more »

Ticket Sales Open at Tullikamari

Ticket sales at Tullikamari are open between 27.2.–5.3. from 11 am to 6 pm. The ticket booth is located at the 2nd floor of Tullikamari (Tullikamarin aukio 2). During the… Read more »

Festival Is Approaching

Get the first touch of the Festival with the official trailer of Tampere Film Festival 2019: Tickets are selling fast online. Our own ticket sales at Tullikamari (Tullikamarin aukio 2,… Read more »

The Burglary at Tampere Cathedral

The Tampere Film Festival and the Federation of Tampere Ev. Luth. Parishes will celebrate Finnish writer and social activist Minna Canth‘s 175th birthday on the International Women’s Day on 8th… Read more »

Festival tickets available now online

Ticket sales for the 2019 Tampere Film Festival are now open. You can see almost all of our 2019 Programme on the website excluding one special treat to be added… Read more »

Meet You on YouTube on 13th February at noon Finnish time

Tampere Film Festival’s new 2019 trailer will be published on YouTube on Wednesday 13th February at 12 noon Finnish time. Come and discuss our strange, misty atmosphere during the launch…. Read more »

Sneak Peek of the Programme: Visitors from the North – Sámi Filbma

Tampere Film Festival celebrates Sámi National Day on 6th February and publishes Sámi Filbma Special Programme of 2019. Sámi Film has in the past few years grown a strong presence… Read more »

International and National Competition 2019

Films for the 2019 Tampere Film Festival Competitions have now been selected. Hundreds of films were submitted to the National Competition of Tampere Film Festival. 30 films were selected for… Read more »

A Head Start to the Festival

We’ll organize a Taster Screening in English at the Arthouse Cinema Niagara on Wednesday 6th February at 7.30 pm. The screening will include a super selection of films from the… Read more »

Sneak Peek of the Programme: Walls Will Rise and Fall in Tampere

2019 is the year of walls. Walls are rising also on the silver screens at the Tampere Film Festival as a part of the extensive programme. Topical social themes will… Read more »

Accreditation has started

Accreditation for film makers and media is available from 11 January to 17 February. You can register and find more details here.

Accomodation in the middle of the Festival Bustle

We’d like to let you know that there are rooms booked with special prices for our visitors at Original Sokos Hotel Ilves. Prices are valid only for the festival week,… Read more »

International Competition – deadline approaching

Submission can be done via shortfilmdepot or reelport. You should read our regulations beforehand.

Mikä haluaisit olla isona

Mikä haluaisit olla isona is a extract from documentary Toimintaa ja kohtaamisia Kotirannassa. Kotiranta is a grouphome in Mänttä-Vilppula in Pirkanmaa. The documentary is made by Kotiranta’s workers, children and… Read more »

Call for entries 2019

We are ready, it’s time to keep us busy and send as many films as possible for preview – Call for entries 2019 is open!

National and International Competition

A total of 301 films were submitted into the National Competition of Tampere Film Festival. 258 under 30 minute films and 43 over 30 minutes films were submitted. Approxymately 3500… Read more »