On August 4-19, 2022, an international short film event ELO(KUVA)KUU will be held in a shopping-centre Koskikeskus, Tampere, Finland in co-operation with Gallery Rajatila and Kyy. The event will be held in an empty premise, which will be staged as a living room for the whole city.

For the event we are searching short films lasting up to 15 minutes within the following categories;

1. Short documentaries / mocumentaries

2. Experimental / art / micro / performance / short films shot by phone

3. Animation / stop-motion / cartoon / 3D short films

4. Queer

One film from each category will be curated to be presented in Gallery Rajatila's videoscreening space Videokoppi in 2023.

You can apply for the event with 1-3 works. The year of production doesn’t matter.

Please indicate in the application the number (1-4) for which category you are applying for each work. There are overlaps in the categories, and if you feel the film fits into more than one category, please mark each one. People and work groups identified as queer can apply for the Queer category with films of any genre.

Here's how to apply:

The open-call is open until 11:59 PM on June 30, 2022. The applications should be sent to: elokuvakuu@gmail.com and the application should include a (Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion) link to the video work, 1-3 still images of the work, and a PDF file showing;

- Details of the work (category / categories, year, synopsis)
- Details of the artist / team (names, contact details of the contact person, including city of residence, telephone number)
- Brief introduction of the artist / team (100-1000 characters)

Anyone who makes media art can participate to the open-call. Curation pays attention to the quality of the works, narration, experimentation and originality, the selection takes precedence over the works, and no attention is paid to the background of the applicant or work group (education, work experience, etc.) in the field of media art.

Before you submit your application, make sure that; you hold all the necessary copyrights for everything in your work (including screening rights), and that your work does not contain anything derogatory, discriminatory or harmful. The works are performed in a public urban space, to which minors also have access, so we can’t consider works that feature violence, horror, substance abuse or clearly sexual content.

There is no money involved in the event.
No entry or screening fee is paid.

Films with dialog must be subtitled in English or in Finnish.

Overall Rating
  • Philipp Ramspeck

    Very happy my film "Blue Curtain" was at ELO(KUVA)KUU!!! Unfortunately I could not attend, but my impression of the festival is, that it is run by a very engaged duo of curators!!

    September 2022
  • Guido Galante

    E' stato un onore esser stato selezionato e partecipare a questo fantastico festival, auguro il meglio per le future edizioni!

    September 2022
  • Martin Bowman

    A wonderful festival run by lovely people! Definitely worth entering.

    September 2022
  • A beautiful and powerful film festival.
    It was an enormous pleasure to have my film "How Many More?" shown at this festival.
    Long life and lots of cinema for the world.

    September 2022
  • Alessandro Calcaterra

    Beautiful festival, very happy my film, “Eht Wen Tsitra” has been part of it.

    September 2022