During 5 days approx. 400 short films in over 100 screenings, approx. 800 film professionals attending and altogether approx. 30 000 visitors attending film screenings, industry programmes and events. The passion for short film joins everybody together in relaxed atmosphere.

One of the oldest and the biggest short film festivals in Europe. Academy Award®, Bafta and European Film Academy qualifying festival, recognised festival by International Federation of Film Producers Associations FIAPF and member of Short Film Conference ISFC.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
▪ Grand Prix: 5000 € and Festival trophy "Kiss" for the best film in competition
▪ three Category Prizes; fiction, animation, documentary (categories include experimental): each 1500 € and Festival trophy "Kiss"
▪ EFA Tampere Candidate according to the regulations set by the European Film Academy
▪ Special Mentions
▪ Audience Award

NATIONAL COMPETITION - both categories
▪ Main Prize: 5000 € ja Festival trophy "Kiss"
▪ Special Prize 1500 €
▪ Youth Jury Prize (under 30 minutes series)
▪ Special Mentions
▪ Audience Award

REGULATIONS – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2022

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
▪ all genres
▪ maximum length 30 minutes (including credits)
▪ completed 1 January 2020 or later
▪ completed productions only (working copies will not be accepted nor previewed)
▪ film can only be submitted once
▪ premiere not required
▪ accepted screening formats: DCP or Digital File (Apple ProRes 422 or H.264)
▪ screening copy must be in or subtitled in English
▪ submitter is responsible for the copyright of the film
▪ by submitting the film, you commit to the screening of the film at the festival if the film is selected
▪ no screening fee for selected films
▪ Early Bird deadline 31 August, submission fee 9 €/film
▪ Regular deadline 31 October, submission fee 11 €/film
▪ Final deadline 1 December, submission fee 13 €/film

SUBMISSION
▪ deadline 1 December 2021 (late submissions will not be previewed)
▪ submissions can be made via FilmFreeway
▪ register to the site (if not done earlier)
▪ fill in the submission form carefully
▪ 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 – International Competition 2022
▪ make the payment
▪ final selections are announced in week 6 (2022) at www.tamperefilmfestival.fi
▪ ONLY the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally

JURIES AND PRIZES
The organizers will nominate an International Jury consisting of five members. The following prizes will be given to the film directors:

▪ Grand Prix: 5000 € and Festival Trophy “Kiss” for the best film in competition
▪ three Category Prizes; fiction, animation, documentary (categories include experimental): each 1500 € and Festival Trophy “Kiss”
▪ EFA Tampere Candidate according to the regulations set by the European Film Academy
▪ Special Mentions
▪ 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.

IF THE FILM IS SELECTED
▪ 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 and online
publications, social media etc.
▪ screening copy must be delivered at least two (2) weeks before the festival
▪ screening copy must have English subtitles and be identical to the preview copy
▪ films will be electronically subtitled in Finnish

▪ 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 will not pay screening fees for films selected into the competition
▪ films selected into the competition may also be screened online for the festival audience in Finland
▪ festival offers the representative of the film (1 person) accommodation for 3 nights in Tampere during the festival

TFF ONLINE FILM LIBRARY
Films selected to International Competition can automatically be entered into 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 (1) month, March 2022.

NON-SPECIFIED CASES
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 any questions related to regulations, timetables etc., please contact films@tff.fi

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REGULATIONS – NATIONAL COMPETITION 2022
(in Finnish www.tamperefilmfestival.fi)

There are two categories in the National Competition:
→ series for under 30 minutes animation, documentary, fiction and experimental films
(the under 30 minutes films will also automatically be entered into the preview for the
International Competition)
→ series for over 30 minutes animation, documentary, fiction and experimental films.
Fiction films cannot exceed 60 minutes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
▪ Finnish director OR Finnish production / co-production
▪ completed 1 December 2020 or later
▪ complete productions only (working copies will not be accepted without prior agreement)
▪ film can only be submitted once
▪ premiere not required
▪ accepted screening formats: DCP or Digital File (Apple ProRes 422 or H.264)
▪ screening copy must be understood throughout in both Finnish and English simultaneously, either through dialogue or subtitles
▪ submitter is responsible for the copyright of the film
▪ by submitting the film, you commit to the screening of the film at the festival if the film is selected
▪ Early Bird deadline 31 August, submission fee 9 €/film
▪ Regular deadline 31 October, submission fee 11 €/film
▪ Final deadline 1 December, submission fee 13 €/film

SUBMISSION
▪ deadline 1 December 2021 (late submissions will not be previewed)
▪ submissions can be made via FilmFreeway
▪ register to the site (if not done earlier)
▪ fill in the submission form carefully
▪ upload at least one still photo of the film (300 dpi)
▪ make sure the preview file is working correctly
▪ submit to Tampere Film Festival – National Competition 2022
▪ make the payment
▪ final selections are announced in week 6 (2022) at www.tamperefilmfestival.fi
▪ ONLY the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally

JURIES AND PRIZES
The organizers will nominate a National Jury consisting of three members. The following prizes will be given in both series to the film directors:

▪ Main Prize: 5000 € and Festival Trophy “Kiss”
▪ Special Prize 1500 €
▪ Special Mentions
▪ Prize of the Youth Jury (under 30 minutes series)
▪ 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 National Competition.

IF THE FILM IS SELECTED
▪ 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 and online publications, social media etc.
▪ screening copy must be delivered at least two (2) weeks before the festival
▪ screening copy must be identical to the preview copy
▪ subtitles (in English and Finnish) must be provided at the latest two (2) weeks before the festival
▪ 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 (one (1) person) accommodation for two (2) nights in Tampere during the festival
▪ festival will not pay screening fees for films selected into the competition
▪ films selected into the competition may also be screened online for the festival audience in Finland

TFF ONLINE FILM LIBRARY
Films selected into the National Competition can automatically be entered into 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 (1) month, March 2022.

NON-SPECIFIED CASES
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 any questions related to regulations, timetables etc., please contact elokuvat@tff.fi

Overall Rating
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  • AL-SIT cast and crew LOVE Tampere Film Festival! We wish we could have been there in person to experience the screenings (and the many different kinds of famous frozen water). The online organization was excellent and the festival organizers are gems. Hope to see you next year!

    March 2021
  • Rona Segal

    TFF 2021 was a true cinematic experience. Though online, due to the pandemic, the program and communication were great. We were selected Tampere's candidate for short EFA, and we are truly thankful for that. We still wish we could visit Finland... But maybe Next time.

    March 2021
  • Li Yue

    LOVE to Tampere Film Festival. Really great communication and a unique experience. I'm really honored to be selected and to have "Best Fiction"prize in international competition. It's truly a great honor for our team and I. I love the concept of Tampere Film Festival and I admire what they stick to.

    March 2021
  • Saara Toivanen

    Though TFF 2021 was online the festival was very well organized and success to all events was fluent. Industry events and filmprorgammes are well planned and very good quality. Thank you, I enjoyed the event a lot!

    March 2021
  • Though TFF 2021 was online due to the pandemic the festival did everything they could to create that festival feeling (albeit virtually). Hats off to everyone involved - even though it was in front of a computer screen it was 4 days full of screenings, networking, trips to the sauna (it is in Finland, you know), and morning coffee with staffers and beers with other attendees in the evening. It was an honour to have my film in the international competition of such a prestigious festival.

    March 2021