International Competition 2018

Call for entries is open! The submission for International Competition 2018 is open until 1st of December 2017. Submissions can be done via reelport.

AVA Film library is open

Tampere Film Festival and Ylöjärvi main library are participating in a pilot project called AVA Library funded by the European Union. AVA Library brings quality short films to local libraries.

A big thank you to our audience!

Tampere Film Festival 2017 in brief was five days, ten different venues and 28 000 film enthusiasts! There were around 400 films in over 100 screenings. For the first time… Read more »

Awarded films 2017

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION GRAND PRIX Scris/Necris – Written/Unwritten Director: Adrian Silisteanu

Raise your glass! Tampere Film Agency is launched!

Tampere Film Agency aims to provide a place from where to get quality Finnish short films for screenings. We are here to help filmmakers find the right kind of exposure… Read more »

An interview with NFTS school director Nik Powell: “My advice to young people: go and make movies”

The National Film and Television school is a prestigious film school in Beaconsfield, in the UK, rather close to London. The school has famous alumnies like David Yates, director of… Read more »

An interview with Inuit activist Aaju Peter: Nothing has been done to educate the Europeans about seal hunt and Inuit culture

An activist, a lawyer and a sealskin clothing designer Aaju Peter fights for Inuit rights for traditional living methods.

Tales from the land of geysers

Iceland is famous for its hot springs, but few people appreciate how significant the role of hot water is in the country. This island nation with roughly 330,000 inhabitants has… Read more »

Programme catalogue is here!

Programme catalogue (pdf) You can buy the printed version of the catalogue at our ticket sales, price 6 €.

DDD60: Open Eyes VR – Speakers

DDD60: Open Eyes VR Wednesday–Thursday 8–9 March 10.00–18.00 on both days Bravo Plaza (Itäinenkatu 5–7) Free entry! ENGLISH ONLY Please see full introduction of DDD60: Open Eyes VR Seminar here…. Read more »

On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

How has the Indian myth created by Hollywood affected our understanding or misunderstanding of Indigenous peoples?

Mogadishu – through the eyes of soldiers

Torstein Grude, the director of Mogadishu Soldier, wanted to make a film that would be as authentic as possible – and was surprised of the outcome.

Why are the Inuits angry?

One of our programme highlights is Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s Angry Inuk. The documentary is about the Inuit seal hunt controversy.

Find us in Eventmore!

Our entire festival programme is found in the Eventmore application! Download it into your mobile here.

Buy your tickets online!

You can now buy tickets by clicking the screening at programme map. The buy tickets button will take you to page, where you can make the purchase. 

DDD60 Presents: Open Eyes VR

Cinematic storytelling in virtual reality Wednesday–Thursday 8–9 March 10.00–18.00 on both days Bravo Plaza (Itäinenkatu 5–7) Free entry! ENGLISH ONLY Do you ever wonder how it would be like to… Read more »

International Competition 2017

Nearly 3000 short films were submitted into the International Competition 2017. The 63 films that were chosen to compete will be screened in 10 screenings.

National Competition 2017

Out of 342 films submitted to the National Competition 2017, eight feature-length documentaries and 28 short films were selected to be screened in the competition. 

An interview with Swedish filmmaker Jens Assur : Reality behind stories

Swedish filmmaker Jens Assur is one of our festival guests. His films are inspired by his own experiences as a war photographer and from the news and news photos.

Mermaids, beehives and mysteries à la Arabia

– Why is there only talk about refugees? We could speak about the other aspects of the Arabic cultures, the artist, the writers.

The last to leave the country should switch off the lights

Sabogal, the protagonist of the feature lenght animation is a human rights attorney in a country where political violence is the norm.

DDD60 – High Quality VR for Film & TV Industry Professionals ANNOUNCING AN EU HORIZON 2020 PROJECT ON VIRTUAL REALITY

A consortium of European film and technology organisations – reelport, Spin Digital, Sunny Side of the Doc, the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Tampere Film Festival, and Sheffield… Read more »

An interview with British filmmaker Daniel Mulloy: “Believe in your gut and vision”

British filmmaker Daniel Mulloy is one of our festival guests. His films are intimate studies of human relationships like the names Dad, Son, Baby and Home suggests.

Accommodation available during the festival!

The festival is approaching! 5 days and 5 nights! We have reserved accommodation from Original Sokos Hotel Ilves and Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer. Rates only apply during the festival… Read more »

Tour around Swinging London

We would like to welcome all passengers to Tampere Film Festival’s guided tour in London! During two screenings we will explore the different sides of the rough yet beautiful metropolis. 

Northern storyteller Jussi Hiltunen

This years domestic retrospective is from director Jussi Hiltunen (b. 1984). His short films are studies on issues like bitterness, guilt and revenge. Hiltunen’s films have been shown in various… Read more »

An interview with Caroline Monnet : “All that you need to know is within you”

    Caroline Monnet, Canadian filmmaker and visual artist talks about her work, inpirations and aspirations. This year, Tampere Film Festival will screen her retrospective, a total of 11 films…. Read more »