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50th Tampere International Short Film Festival

Tampere, Finland, March 4 to 8, 2020

Call for entries

(Short films, all genres)


The Tampere International Short Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its upcoming edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry Fees: Yes



The International Competition is open to films that meet the following criteria:

  • Completed on or after January 1, 2018;
  • Running time of maximum 30 minutes;
  • Films that have been shown at other international film festivals are admissible.


The Festival of Tampere is one of the oldest and the most prominent independent short film festivals in Europe. 30 000 professionals and audience members attend the event. The festival presents several awards including the “Best film award” in the international competition with a cash prize of €5,000.

The Festival is one of 60 festivals around the world recognized by the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Best short in the international competition will qualify for a submission into the Academy’s Oscars Best Short Film Award category. In addition to the main competition, the festival has three Category Prizes; fiction, animation, documentary (categories include Experimental).

In addition to screenings, the Festival hosts an international market. All the shorts selected in competition are automatically entered in the market online film library and available for individual viewing for accredited professionals during the month of March.


Promotion and Communications
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
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