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: 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 € and Festival Trophy “Kiss”
▪ Special Prizes 1500 €
▪ Special Mentions
▪ Prize of the Youth Jury (series for under 30 minutes)
▪ Audience Award

GENERATION XYZ
▪ Main Prize: 2000€
▪ Special Mentions
▪ Audience Award

REGULATIONS – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2023

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
▪ all genres (animation, fiction, documentary, experimental)
▪ maximum length 30 minutes (including credits)
▪ completed 1 January 2021 or later
▪ completed productions only (working copies accepted ONLY if agreed with the festival)
▪ 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 English or subtitled in English
▪ submitter is responsible for the copyrights
▪ 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 2022
▪ submissions can be made via Shortfilmdepot or 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 English or subtitled in English
▪ submit to Tampere Film Festival – International Competition 2023
▪ make the payment
▪ final selections are announced by the end of January 2023 at www.tamperefilmfestival.fi
▪ the submitters of the films will be notified before the public announcement

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: 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
▪ information given in the entry form (synopsis, credits etc.) can be used as such in marketing and publicity
▪ 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 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
▪ festival offers the representative of the film (1 person) accommodation for 3 nights in Tampere during the festival

TFF ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
Films selected into the International Competition may also be screened online for the festival audience in Finland if agreed by the submitter. Tampere online film festival will be available via www.tamperefilmfestival.fi for two weeks in March 2023.

TFF ONLINE FILM LIBRARY
Films selected to the International Competition will automatically be entered into Tampere Film Festival’s Online Film Library. The Online Film Library is available for accredited professionals only and is open for one (1) month, March 2023.

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 2023
(in Finnish www.tamperefilmfestival.fi)

National Competition has two series:
→ series for max. 30 minutes animation, documentary, fiction or experimental films (max. 30 minutes films will also be part of International Competition selection)
→ series for over 30 minutes animation, documentary, fiction or experimental films. Fiction films can not be over 60 minutes in length.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
▪ Finnish director OR Finnish producer/co-producer
▪ all genres (animation, fiction, documentary, experimental)
▪ completed 1 January 2021 or later
▪ completed productions only (working copies accepted ONLY if agreed with the festival)
▪ 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 copyrights
▪ 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 2022
▪ submissions can be made via Shortfilmdepot or 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 or Finnish
▪ submit to Tampere Film Festival – National Competition 2023
▪ make the payment
▪ final selections are announced by the end of January 2023 at www.tamperefilmfestival.fi
▪ the submitters of the films will be notified before the public announcement

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

▪ Main Prize: 5000 € and Festival Trophy “Kiss”
▪ Special Prizes 1500 €
▪ Special Mentions
▪ Prize of the Youth Jury (series for under 30 minutes)
▪ 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
▪ information given in the entry form (synopsis, credits etc.) can be used as such in marketing and publicity
▪ screening copy must be delivered at least two (2) weeks before the festival
▪ screening copy must be understood throughout in both Finnish and English simultaneously, either through dialogue or subtitles
▪ films will be subtitled in Finnish or/and English if translations are provided 2 weeks before the festival. If filmmaker(s) can’t provide translations to the festival, the filmmaker(s) are responsible to pay for the translation fees
▪ 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
▪ festival offers the representative of the film (1 person) accommodation for 2 nights in Tampere during the festival

TFF ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
Films selected into the National Competition may also be screened online for the festival audience in Finland if agreed by the submitter. Tampere online film festival will be available via www.tamperefilmfestival.fi for two weeks in March 2023.

TFF ONLINE FILM LIBRARY
Films selected to the National Competition will automatically be entered into Tampere Film Festival’s Online Film Library. The Online Film Library is available for accredited professionals only and is open for one (1) month, March 2023.

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

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REGULATIONS – GENERATION XYZ 2023

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
▪ Genre films (thriller, horror, sci-fi, action, and fantasy)
▪ maximum length 30 minutes (including credits)
▪ completed 1 January 2021 or later
▪ completed productions only (working copies accepted ONLY if agreed with the festival)
▪ film can only be submitted once. If you have submitted your film to Tampere 53rd 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 ProRes 422 or H.264)
▪ screening copy must be in or subtitled in English
▪ submitter is responsible for the copyrights
▪ 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
▪ Deadline 1 December, submission fee 9 €/film

SUBMISSION
▪ deadline 1 December 2022
▪ 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 – Generation XYZ
▪ make the payment
▪ final selections are announced by the end of January 2023 at www.tamperefilmfestival.fi
▪ the submitters of the films will be notified before the public announcement

JURIES AND PRIZES
Selected films will be showcased at the 2023 Tampere Film Festival and judged by an independent jury. The following prizes will be given to the film directors:

▪ Main Prize: 2000,00€
▪ 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 Generation XYZ Competition.

IF THE FILM IS SELECTED
▪ information given in the entry form (synopsis, credits etc.) can be used as such in marketing and publicity
▪ 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 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
▪ festival offers the representative of the film (1 person) accommodation for 3 nights in Tampere during the festival

TFF ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
Films selected into the Generation XYZ Competition may also be screened online for the festival audience in Finland if agreed by the submitter. Tampere online film festival will be available via www.tamperefilmfestival.fi for two weeks in March 2023.

TFF ONLINE FILM LIBRARY
Films selected to the Generation XYZ Competition will automatically be entered into Tampere Film Festival’s Online Film Library. The Online Film Library is available for accredited professionals only and is open for one (1) month, March 2023.

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

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  • Although my film "Cosmonauts" was only selected and did not win, nevertheless, 2 more festivals approached me. They indicated that they were interested precisely because the film was selected in Tampere.

    Хотя мой фильм "Cosmonauts" был только отобран, но не выйграл, тем не менее ко мне обраатились еще 2 фестиваля. Они указали, что заинтересовались именно потому что фильм был отобран в Тампере.

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Oh, so nice to here! Good luck!

  • An amazing festival that is incredibly robust and thorough when it comes to their selection process. It is also very well attended, with sold out screenings and an inquisitive and smart audience - the questions during Q&A were thoughtful, challenging and complex. Tampere also provides great networking opportunities and consultation sessions with industry experts, without you disappearing in the crowd. They also provided free accommodation in the city centre, which was walking distance from the festival and its various hubs. A five-star experience.

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dian, it was nice to have you here!

  • Radiator IP Sales

    Amazing film festival sauna party!

    March 2022
  • 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