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Tampere Film Festival

Tampere Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival in 2011
LocationTampere, Finland
Founded1969; 55 years ago (1969)
LanguageInternational Edit this at Wikidata

The Tampere Film Festival (Finnish: Tampereen elokuvajuhlat) is a short film festival held every March, mostly at the Finnkino Plevna movie theatre,[1] in Tampere, Finland. It is accredited by the film producers' society FIAPF, and together with the short film festivals in Oberhausen and Clermont-Ferrand, it is among the most important European short film festivals.[2][3][4]

The first festival was held in 1969. Since 1970, it has been held in its current form, which makes it the oldest short film festival in Northern Europe.[5][6][7] Approximately 500 short films are screened during the five days of the festival each year.[8]

On December 15, 2020, it was announced that the Tampere Film Festival will open a new international short film competition called Generation XYZ for 2021, which has been developed in cooperation with an American film production company XYZ Films.[9] Selected films will be showcased at the 2021 Tampere Film Festival and judged by an independent jury, and the winning film will be given a prize in the amount of €2,000.[10]

Grand Prix winners

  • 2023: Das Rotohr (Red Ears) by Paul Drey (Germany)[11]
  • 2021: Al-Sit by Suzannah Mirghani (Qatar, Sudan)[12]
  • 2020: Bab Sebta by Randa Maroufi (France, Morocco)
  • 2019: Dulce by Angello Faccini, Guille Isa (United States, Colombia, Peru)
  • 2018: Intimity von Elodie Dermange (dir.)
  • 2017: Scris/Nescris – Written/Unwritten (dir. Adrian Silisteanu)[13]
  • 2014: BUM BUM, The baby of the Fisher by Ivan Maximov (Russia)
  • 2013: The Mass of Men by Gabriel Gauchet (United Kingdom)
  • 2012: Posledný Autobus by Martin Snopek, Ivana Laucikova (Slovakia)
  • 2011: Händelse vid bank by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
  • 2010: Lumikko by Miia Tervo (Finland)
  • 2009: Ahendu nde sapukai, by Pablo Lamar (Paraguay)
  • 2008: Madame Tutli-Putli, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski (Canada)
  • 2007: Milan, by Michaela Kezele (Germany)
  • 2006: Eût-elle été criminelle... (Even if She Had Been Criminal...) by Jean-Gabriel Periot (France)
  • 2005: Through My Thick Glasses by Pjotr Sapegin (Norway/Canada)
  • 2004: Utvecklingssamtal by Jens Jonsson (Sweden)
  • 2003: The Projectionist by Michael Bates (Australia)
  • 2002: The Invasion by Phil Mulloy (United Kingdom)
  • 2001: Hyppääjä by PV Lehtinen (Finland)
  • 2000: Four Corners by Ian Toews (Canada)
  • 1999: Youfek by Mahvash Shaykh-Aleslami (Iran)
  • 1998: Un Jour by Marie Paccou (France)
  • 1997: Many Happy Returns by Marjut Rimminen (United Kingdom)
  • 1996: Cicha przystan by Mariusz Malec (Poland)
  • 1995: Quelcque chose de différent by Bruno Rolland (France)
  • 1994: Wallace & Gromit in the Wrong Trousers by Nick Park (United Kingdom)
  • 1993: Neonovi prikazki by Eldora Atanassova Traykova (Bulgaria)
  • 1992: Året gjennom Bøfjord (A Year Along the Abandoned Road) by Morten Skallerud (Norway)
  • 1991: De Craciun ne-am luat ratia de libertate by Catalina Fernoaga, Cornel Mihalache (Romania)
  • 1990: Kitchen Sink by Alison Maclean (New Zealand)
  • 1989: Devant le mur by Daisy Lamothe (France)
  • 1988: Eine murul (Breakfast On The Grass) by Priit Pärn (the Soviet Union)
  • 1987: Før gæsterne kommer by Jon Bang Carlsen (Denmark)
  • 1986: Getekende mensen by Harriet Geelen (the Netherlands)
  • 1985: Byker by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen (United Kingdom)
  • 1984: The Snowman by Dianne Jackson (United Kingdom)
  • 1983: Mindrák by Milos Macourek, Jaroslav Doubrava, Adolf Born (Czechoslovakia)
  • 1982: En Stad Under Huden by Johan Donner (Sweden)
  • 1981: Survival Run by Robert Charlton (the United States)
  • 1980: An Encounter with Faces by Vinod Chopra (India)
  • 1979: Noori by Mushtaq Ali Gazdar (Pakistan)
  • 1978: A piacere — Tetszés szerint by Zoltán Huszárik (Hungary)
  • 1977: Pojezd pamjati by Nikolai Serebrjakov (the Soviet Union)
  • 1976: Campesinos by Marta Rodriguez, Jorge Silva (Colombia)
  • 1975: Bölcs mesterek, okos szerkezetek by Vince Lakatos (Hungary/Bulgaria)
  • 1974: La Primera página by Sebastian Alarcon (the Soviet Union)
  • 1973: Chiracles by Marta Rodriguez, Jorge Silva (Colombia)
  • 1971: Rantojen miehet by Hannu Peltomaa (Finland)
  • 1970: 79 primaveras by Santiago Alvarez (Cuba)

Best European Short Film

  • 2018: Prisoner of Society by Rati Tsiteladze (Georgia)
  • 2017: Scris/Nescris by Adrian Silisteanu (Romania)
  • 2016: Small Talkby by Even Hafnor, Lisa Brooke Hansen (Norway)


  1. ^ Tällä viikolla (4.–9.3.2020): Tampere Film Festival, Mari Rantasila, Suomen Kameraseurojen Liitto, Virtudes... – Kulttuuritoimitus (in Finnish)
  2. ^ Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
  3. ^ Melbourne indie short film selected for Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere - FilmInk
  4. ^ "Accredited Festivals". Fiapf. 2024-01-15. Retrieved 2024-02-10.
  5. ^ Tampere Film Festival | DOKweb
  6. ^ Experimental films and media art featured widely at Tampere Film Festival 2016 - AV-arkki
  7. ^ Grand Prix Award at Tampere Film Festival for Written/Unwritten by Adrian Silisteanu - Films in Frame
  8. ^ "Tampere 54th International Short Film Festival". European Festivals Association. 2023-12-20. Retrieved 2024-02-10.
  9. ^ "Tampere Film Festival is launching a new competition for short genre films - Tampere Film Festival". 2020-12-15. Archived from the original on 2020-12-15. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  10. ^ "Generation XYZ - Tampere Film Festival". 2021-01-14. Archived from the original on 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  11. ^ Nikkhah Azad, Navid (2023-03-12). "Tampere Film Festival announces award winners for 2023". Deed News. Retrieved 2023-03-12.
  12. ^ "Awarded Films 2021". Tampere Film Festival. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  13. ^ "Awarded Films 2017 - Tampere Film Festival". 2019-10-05. Archived from the original on 2019-10-05. Retrieved 2019-10-05.

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