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Tampere Film Festival 7 - 11 March focuses on the international and national competitions

Published 16.2.2018 10.54

This year Tampere Film Festival is in 7th –11th March and the main focus is on the International and National Competitions. The National Competition includes 37 films, the International 61 films.

Tampere Film Festival 2018

Five National Competition films made it into the International Competition: Teppo Airaksinen’s The Ceiling (Katto, 2017), Jonna Kina’s Arr. For a Scene (2017), Juho Kuosmanen’s The Moonshiners (Salaviinanpolttajat, 2017), Laura Hyppönen’s Quadraturin (2017) and Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's Song for Billy (2017).

Tampere Film Festival’s special programme celebrates Estonia’s 100 years of Independence with seven screenings of Estonian cinema. Animations by Priit Pärn and the latest Estonia Arts Academy films to the most awarded ones are screened.

Another highlight in the special programme is Māoriland. This special programme focuses on indigenous Māori cinema and Māori filmmakers. Three screenings focus on short contemporary Māori films and two are feature length films. Protest film The Price of Peace is about the long battle between one man and the New Zealand government. Waru, directed by eight Māori women, tells the story of child abuse.

This year's retrospectives shine a light on three first class filmmakers: Dutch Rosto, Finnish Juho Kuosmanen and Seppo Rustanius.

During the festival there will be a plethora of special programmes in addition to the main programme. One of the most interesting ones is Open Eyes 2018 discussion series that charts the possibilities of virtual and augmented reality.

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More information:

Enikö Balogh
Communications Specialist
tel: + 358 44 476 5219

Pauliina Leppinen
Communications Assisstant
tel: + 358 44 476 5219