How can I submit a film to the International Competition 2020?
Submission can be done via shortfilmdepot. Read the regulations, fill in the online entry form and apply to Tampere Film Festival’s International Competition 2020. After you have made the payment, the submission will be forwarded to us.

Can I send a DVD or preview link by email?
All submission needs to be received via shortfilmdepot. We do not preview films sent by DVD or by email.

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 viewable 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 including credits.

Can I submit a working copy of the film?
We accept completed productions only. Working copies will not be previewed.

Can you wave the entry fee?
The fee we charge is quite modest. As for waivers we have a policy of not giving them because we feel that filmmakers should be treated equal.

When the selected films will be announced?
Final selection is announced on February 3rd 2020 at our site

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

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

More questions?
Please contact our office films(at)