Tampere Film Festival Begins


The 44th Tampere Short Film Festival has commenced in Finland, and is running from the 5th until the 9th of March. The festival will have more than 100 screenings of short films, silent films, and documentary films from around the world.

The festival will have a main focus on African filmmaking under the 15 Shades of South programme. This will feature three short film screenings and one feature length documentary. Furthermore, there will be a wide selection of films crossing the boundaries between fine arts and cinema.

The Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, AV-arkki, turns 25 this year, and in celebration the festival will present experimental pieces by three artists: Pekka Sassi, Pilvi Takala, and Erkka Nissinen. The FestArt exhibition in Junsthalle TR1 exhibits Salla Tykkä’s three piece video installation, which is a cinematic study on memory and power structures.

Read more at the Tampere Festival Page and the Finnish Film Foundation.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.