Pori Film Festival is an event and a happening that celebrates the diversity of cinema and audiovisual arts.

We are looking for interesting experiments, energetic expressions, essayistic beauty, dedication and sharp-minded manifestations that reveal the overwhelming capability of the audiovisual medium to create and investigate realities and narratives. Pori Film Festival is a laboratory, a good party and a journey to the unknown territories of existence and audiovisual alchemy!

This annual festival is organized for the 6th time by an independent non-profit cultural association Rapajööti with experience in multidisciplinary happenings, audio/visual arts, music and performative arts in Pori, west coast of Finland.

Pori Film Festival 2019 Aftermovie: https://youtu.be/BHKQVEIuf20


We invite filmmakers / artists to share with us works that resonate with the ethos portrayed above.

The submission fees are asked only to limit the amount of films submitted and to find the filmmakers and submitters that have read the description of the festival and truly think that their film would fit the description. The money collected will be directed to the screening fees of the selected films.

Films can be of any category, e.g. experimental, documentary, animation, video art, fiction.

Every film that is selected will be paid a screening fee of 50 euros.

Otherwise the festival is non-competitive.


Acceptable are all films of all genres with maximum length of 30 minutes. If you have a longer film that you feel that would fit the festival especially well, please contact us by email.

The production year is not limited.

We accept films in any language – however, films not made in English or Finnish must have English subtitles. If possible (but not obligatory), please provide us with a subtitled
version of your English spoken film also. Separate subtitles are not accepted.


Entries must be received at latest on 20th of August, 2020.

Entries must be accompanied by a short synopsis (maximum 250 words) and a still photo of the film for promotional purposes.

Filmmakers whose entries have been selected to Pori Film Festival will be informed at latest on 1st of October 2020.

Concerning the selected films, submitter grants the rights to exhibit the film in the Pori Film Festival 2020.

50 euros screening fee is paid for each film selected.

Submitter also grants Pori Film Festival the right to exhibit part of the film (10 % of total length and maximum 3 minutes) and the still image of the film for festival promotional purposes on website and social media, as well as in catalogue and press material.

Submitter also agrees that the festival can save the selected film in the festival archive. Any further use of the film and other sent material will be negotiated separately with the rights owner.

Films and artworks exhibited at the venue might be partly seen in photographic or filmed documentation of the festival.

The submitter warrants to the Pori Film Festival that they have all the necessary permissions to enter and exhibit this film and that the film does not infringe the rights of any third party.

The selection will be made on completed productions only.

We encourage the filmmakers of the selected films to attend the festival! For those attending the event, the festival will provide: accommodation and lunch during the festival, entrance to all screenings and concerts. Unfortunately we are not able to cover for travel costs. Accommodation costs can be covered for three nights per film.

If you have questions, please contact Pori Film Festival (info@porifilmfestival.fi or +358 40 7679711)

By submitting a film, you agree to these rules.

Overall Rating
  • Laura Focarazzo

    Gran festival! Muy feliz de que mi obra "Uncertain Territory" haya sido parte de la última edición!!!!!!!!!

    June 2020
  • The Pori Film Festival is a rare gem. It's diverse artistic program is amplified by the staff generosity. A special experience on many levels. Paljon kiitoksia!

    December 2019
  • Rene Smaal

    Thank you Niilo, Katariina, Karo, Tommi and all other people who helped to realize this incredible event. The Pori film festival is truly one of a kind and an experience never to forget. The amount of attention and devotion the team put into creating this festival, with amazing eye for detail and personal touch, has exceeded our wildest expectations. This has been a cinematic feast for both film enthusiasts and filmmakers which has definitely put Pori on our map. Highly recommended!

    December 2019