Tampere Film Festival is thrilled to announce a second edition of genre film competition in our 2022 edition, presented in collaboration with XYZ Films. The competition will focus on short-form genre films, with films in the thriller, horror, sci-fi, action, and fantasy categories.

Selected films will be showcased at the 2022 Tampere Film Festival and judged by an independent jury. The winning film will be given a prize in the amount of 2000,00€.
The winning film will be given a featured slot in the forthcoming XYZ Next shorts channel on YouTube and Vimeo.

▪ Genre films (thriller, horror, sci-fi, action, and fantasy)
▪ Maximum length 30 minutes (including credits)
▪ Completed 1st of January 2020 or later
▪ Completed productions only (working copies will not be previewed)
▪ Film can be submitted only once. If you have submitted your film to Tampere 52nd International Short Film Festival’s International or National Competition and would like to submit the same film to Tampere Film Festival Generation XYZ Competition, please let us know by sending a message to elokuvat@tff.fi. We will offer you a free waiver code for your submission.
▪ Premiere not required
▪ Accepted screening formats DCP or Digital File (Apple ProRes422 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
▪ No screening fee for selected films
▪ Call for entries open 4th of October, submission fee 9 €/film
▪ Deadline 15th of December 2021 (late submissions will not be previewed)
▪ Make a submission via FilmFreeway
▪ Register to the site (if not done earlier)
▪ Fill in the submission form
▪ Upload at least one still photo of the film (300 dpi)
▪ Make sure the preview file is working correctly
▪ Preview file must be in or subtitled in English
▪ Submit to Tampere Film Festival Generation XYZ Competition
▪ Make the payment
▪ Final selection is announced on week 6 of February 2022 at www.tamperefilmfestival.fi
▪ Only the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally

The organizers will nominate an International Jury of three members. The following prizes will be given to the film director(s): 2000,00€, the film will be given a featured slot in the forthcoming XYZ Next shorts program on YouTube and Vimeo.

▪ 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 2 nights in Tampere during the festival

Films selected to the Tampere Film Festival Generation XYZ Competition can automatically be entered into the Tampere Film Festival’s online Film Library without separate notification. The Online Film Library is available for accredited professionals only and is open for one month, March 2022.

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.

Overall Rating
  • Adrien Jeannot

    Best festival ever ! Thank you for everything !

    March 2021
  • Ivan Basov

    It was sure awesome to be selected by such a respected film festival. Cool new films of very high quality in the genre program.

    March 2021