Tampere Film Festival



Tampere Film Festival is an international short film festival that gathers filmmakers, students and film lovers together. The five day festival takes place every year in Tampere, Finland, and it is one of the three largest short film festivals in Europe. The festival is internationally renowned for its outstanding International and National Competitions. The festival programme consists of competitions, special programmes and public and industry events. In addition to the competitions, the curated Special Programmes lie at the very heart of Tampere Film Festival. The festival treats the audience to film treasures that will not be seen anywhere else. The art of cinema is the starting point of everything at Tampere Film Festival. The festival’s mission is to make the world a better place one short film at a time and showcase artistically first-rate content. The guiding principles in choosing programme content for the festival are the aesthetic, ethical, as well as the stylistic and narrative qualities of the films.

Event date

06.03.2024 ⟶ 10.03.2024

The International Competition is for short films only.
The main prize consists of the Festival trophy “Kiss” and the 5000€ Grand Prix, in addition to which there are category prizes and special mentions.
The National Competition showcases both short films (under 30 min) and feature-length documentaries.
The main prize in both series is 5000€, and in addition to these, there are other prizes and special mentions.
The Tampere Film Festival National Competition is one of the most important platforms for Finnish filmmakers.
The newest addition, Generation XYZ Competition, is for short genre films.