The 44th Tampere International Short Film Festival will take place in March 5. - 9.3.2014. Tampere Film Festival is a short film festival with an International and National Competition. The association Tampere Film Festival organizes the festival and it receives financial support from the City of Tampere, the Finnish Film Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union Media-programme, Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture in Finland and other public and private partners. The Festival is acknowledged by the International Federation of Film Producers Association FIAPF/IFFPA and abides by its instructions and regulations. It is a member of the International Short Film Conference ISFC.


* admitted are all films of all genres not exceeding length of 30 minutes.
* films must have been completed January 1st, 2012 or later.
* the selection will be made on completed productions only.
* acceptable screening formats:
DCP | Digital file (Apple ProRes 422 or H.264) | HDcam (pal) | DigiBeta (pal) | Beta SP (pal)
* films that have been shown or awarded at other international film festivals are eligible.
* film can be submitted only one time.
* there are no entry fees.
* it is up to the applicant to ensure that the preview DVD / file is in full working order; unreadable preview discs will not be considered for selection.
* preview DVDs / files will not be returned.


Deadline is December 1st 2013, all required material (entry form, preview material) must be received by then. Late submissions will not be considered. You have two options to submit your film:

A) Tampere Film Festival’s online submission

- Fill in the online entry form
- Upload at least 1 still photo and complete English dialogue list (in case the dialogue is other than English)

Send a preview disc to:
Tampere Film Festival / Competition
Tullikamarin aukio 2
33100 Tampere, Finland

Dispatches from non-EU-member states must have the covering note “For temporary, cultural purposes only, no commercial value” and the max. amount 40 Euro in the proforma invoice


Upload the preview mp4-file (specification for the file in the entry form) to the festival’s server (we do not download preview files from other servers).
tel +358 3 213 0034

B) Reelport

- Fill in Reelport’s entry form
- Upload the film file, still photo and English dialogue list to Reelport’s server
- Click the film to be entered to Tampere Film Festival’s preselection.


The final selections will be released online at January 31st 2014. Only the submitters of the selected films will be contacted personally.

The screening copies of the selected films must be at the festival office by February 18th, 2014. Films will be electronically subtitled in both Finnish and English. This will, however, only be done if the preview copy is identical to the screening copy AND English dialogue list has been sent in due time to the film department.


The screening copies (except for files) will be returned within two weeks after the Festival to the return address given by the lender. The return address must be given to the film department before the festival starts. The Festival will cover return expenses.


Festival will insure the screening copies for the whole time of their being in the Festival’s possession. The insurance will follow the instructions of FIAPF.


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): Festival trophy "Kiss" & 1500 € each
* EFA Tampere nomination according to the regulations set by the European Film Academy
* Diplomas of Merit
* Audience award


The Festival will digitise each submitted film for the Film Market in co-operation with Reelport. All the preview copies are automatically entered in the Film Market and made available for individual viewing for registered professionals only. If the entrant does not want to have the film digitised for the film market, it should be notified when entering the film to the competition.


Concerning the selected films, the 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 television programs promoting the Festival and in the Festival’s internet websites.


The Festival will decide on any cases of doubt, which have not been mentioned in these regulations (in accordance with FIAPF International Regulations). Participation in the Festival implies recognition without reservation of these regulations and the entry form (in accordance with the regulations).

If you have any questions, please CONTACT FILM DEPARTMENT, tel +358 3 213 0034
address: Tullikamarin aukio 2, 33100 Tampere, Finland