▪ all genres
▪ maximum length 30 minutes
▪ completed January 1st 2016 or later
▪ completed productions only (working copies will not be previewed)
▪ film can be submitted only once
▪ premiere not required
▪ no screening fee for selected films
▪ 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
▪ submission fee June 1st – October 31st 2017 is 9 €/film
▪ submission fee November 1st – December 1st 2017 is 13 €/film

▪ deadline December 1st 2017 (late submissions will not be previewed)
▪ submissions can be done only via www.reelport.com
▪ register to the site (if not done earlier)
▪ fill in the submission form
▪ upload at least one still photo of the film
▪ upload preview file OR provide downloadable Vimeo link
▪ make sure the preview file / link is working correctly
▪ preview file must be in or subtitled in English
▪ submit to Tampere Film Festival – International Competition 2018
▪ make the payment
▪ final selection is announced on February 1st 2018 at www.tff.fi
▪ only the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally

Films selected to the Competition will automatically enter into Tampere Film Festival’s online Film Library which is available for accredited professionals only. Online Film Library will be open March 7th–31st 2018. This however requires that the submitter must upload preview file (mp4) to reelport.

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.

▪ 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

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.

If you have questions related to regulations, timetables etc. please contact films@tff.fi