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53rd Tampere International Short Film Festival

Tampere, Finland, March 8 to 12, 2023

Call for entries

(Short films, all genres)

Tampere Film Festival is currently accepting short films for its upcoming 2023 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival via Film Freeway or Shortfilmdepot.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry Fees: 9 – 13 euros




  • maximum length of 30 minutes (including credits)
  • completed 1 January 2021 or later
  • completed productions only
  • premiere not required
  • Copies must be in English or subtitled in English

*The same film can only be submitted once. Send an email to if you wish to submit your film to both sections.

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.

Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection in the Festival and may provide assistance through the International Promotion Program.


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Téléfilm Canada, Montréal