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Tampere Film Festival - 2017
Tampere Film Festival - 2017

Tampere Film Festival
Edition 2017

Type : Short film festival
Theme : International festival
Location : Finland
Period : fromto

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Presentation of the 2017 edition

The call for International Competition 2017 is open and you can submit your short film for preview now.

Regulations and instructions can be found here, submissions can be done via reelport. Deadline is on 1st of December 2016.

If you have more questions, please contact



ENTRY REQUIREMENTS             TFF2017_LogoEng
▪ all genres
▪ maximum length 30 minutes
▪ completed January 1st 2015 or later
▪ complete productions only
▪ 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
▪ entry fee June 1st–October 31st 2016 is 8 €/film
▪ entry fee November 1st–December 1st 2016 is 12 €/film

▪ deadline December 1st 2016 (late submissions will not be previewed)
▪ submission can be done only via reelport (
▪ register to the site
▪ fill in the entry form
▪ upload at least one still photo of the film
▪ upload the preview file OR provide a downloadable Vimeo link
▪ make sure the preview file is working correctly
▪ preview file must be in or subtitled in English
▪ submit to Tampere Film Festival – International Competition 2017
▪ make the payment
▪ final selection is announced on February 1st 2017 at
▪ only the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally

All preview files are automatically entered into Tampere Film Festival’s Film Market and made available for accredited professionals only. Film Market will be open for three weeks, March 8th–29th 2017. If the submitter does not want to have the film included in the Film Market, festival must be notified when submitting the film to the competition. 

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 Tampere Film Festival ( OR tel +35832130034) .

Awards (2 films, 2 prizes awarded)

Mare Nostrum


Wake Up Kinshasa!


Festival Selections (10 films, 1 selection)

The team (2)

Other years (18)


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