The best of the Tampere Film Festival

Already a tradition, the series of screenings presents award-winning shorts from the Tampere Film Festival.

This year the festival is held from 6 to 10 March. The screening includes following movies:

International competition / Best Documentary:
HÄIVÄHDYS ELÄMÄÄ / Gates of Life
Directors: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
Finland
2012 / documentary/ 6min.
Brief moments of life stolen from passingby strangers form a sequence of events hidden in plain sight.

National competition / Under 30 minutes/ Main Prize:
HÄNEN TILANNE
/ When One Stops
Director: Jenni Rahkonen
Finland
2012 / animation / 7min.
The world won't stop turning even when one stops turning with it.

National competition / Under 30 minutes / Special Prize:
HILJAISEN TALVEN LAPSI / The Child of Silent Winter
Director: Iiris Härmä
Finland
2012 / dokumentary / 22min.
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English
Katja is a young retiree and frustrated. At 24, she is living in a circle of solitude, spending her days walking her dog and looking out of the window. Her loneliness stems from years of being the victim of school bullying.

International competition / Best Fiction:
ASESINATO EN JUNÌN
/ Murder in Junìn
Director: Andrew Sala
Argentina
2012 / fiktion / 10min.
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
From a privileged viewpoint, the spectator witnesses a series of events among which there is a murder.

National competition / Under 30 minutes / Prize of the Youth Jury:
AJATUKSIA KUOLEVAISUUDESTA
/ Thoughts About Dying
Director: Jani Ilomäki
Finland
2012 / fiktion / 7min.
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English
Boy ponders death.

National competition / Student Award:
AAMULLA VIEMME LAPSET METSÄÄN
/ Out Into the Woods
Director: Jussi Lehtomäki
Finland
2012 / documentary / 13min.
Once upon a time a woodcutter lived with his wife and two children in a cottage next to a forest. The boy was called Hansel, the girl Gretel. Do you know this old story by the brothers of Grimm? The movie sends the audience on a journey into the dark woods.

International competition / Grand Prix:
THE MASS OF MEN

Director: Gabriel Gauchet
United Kingdom
2012 / fiktion / 17min.
Language: English
Richard, an unemployed 55-year-old, arrives 3 minutes late for his appointment at a job centre. An advisor, stifled by the limits of the system she works in, has no choise but to penalise him for his tardness.

International competition / Best Animaatio:
SONNTAG 3
Director: Jochen Kuhn
Germany
2012 / Animation / 14min.
Sonntag 3 The third part in a series about Sunday outings. In Sonntag 3, the protagonist has a blind date with the Chanchellor.