48th Tampere International Short Film Festival

Call for entries

(Short films – all genres)

The Tampere International Short Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2018 edition.

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


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

  • Completed on or after January 1, 2016;
  • Running time: maximum 30 minutes;
  • Films that have been shown at other international film festivals are admissible;
  • Films available on the Internet can still be submitted.

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.

A best-in-category win in Tampere – one of 60 festivals around the world recognized by the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills – will qualify for a submission into the Academy’s Oscars Best Short Film Award category. In addition to the main competition, the festivals has three Category Prizes; fiction, animation, documentary (categories include Experimental).

In addition to the screenings, the Festival hosts an international market. All the entries are automatically entered in the market and made available for individual viewing for accredited professionals only.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
(514) 283-6363

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