Posts tagged "Tampere"
The Good, the Bad, and the Selected

The Good, the Bad, and the Selected

In the Venice 2014 issue of World of Shorts, the director of Tampere Film Festival, Jukka-Pekka Laakso unveiled some of the mysteries behind the selection process and shed light on the reasons for some things that often puzzle filmmakers. The selection process of film festivals is always a mystery to filmmakers. Surely the selected films...
An interview with Aino-Maria Suni, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Aino-Maria Suni, selected participant of the ESP

The Helsinki based filmmaker talks about ESP and what she fights hardest for. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? Currently I study screenwriting in an MA course in University of Salford in Great-Britain. During my studies I have gained some understanding in the art of storytelling and my...
„A good short film makes me react” – an interview with Zaida Bergroth

„A good short film makes me react” – an interview with Zaida Bergroth

Zaida Bergroth’s retrospective at Tampere Film Festival features three short films from the years 2004 and 2006. Glass Jaw and Heavy Metal deal with teenage angst, whereas The Town Manager is a part of a series of films inspired by different political parties. Bergroth’s Carte Blanche is a compilation of her favorite short fiction and...
Feeling the Responsibility and Honouring Traditions

Feeling the Responsibility and Honouring Traditions

Preparing for a new edition of the Tampere Film Festival. An interview with Jukka-Pekka Laakso. Tampere is the oldest short film festival in Europe. What was the most fascinating moment of the past 44 years? It probably was the first film screened at the very first festival. Personally, it is really hard to say. There...
From a promise to the promised land

From a promise to the promised land

Sometimes it is confusing to enter a film festival, a market or a talent hub. Beforehand you are pretty sure that you have the best film, the best distribution strategy or the best script in your pocket. Then you find yourself there only to meet hundreds of people who thought the same thing. At that...
Tampere Film Festival Casts an Eye on Asia

Tampere Film Festival Casts an Eye on Asia

The recent news about the gang rape in Delhi has brought to the headlines the status of women in India – and with good reason. This regrettably current issue will also be addressed at Tampere Film Festival, where the award-winning documentary Gulabi Gang (2012) by the Mumbai-based director Nistha Jain will be screened. The film...

Michael Glawogger’s poetic documentaries at the Tampere Film Festival

Michael Glawogger’s (b.1959) documentaries are collage-like compositions that consist of fragments filmed in many parts of the world, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Mexico. Glawogger combines beautiful and crude subjects, breathtaking landscapes and people’s life stories like a poet. Glawogger recently completed his documentary trilogy on globalization with Whores’ Glory (2011), a cinematic triptych on...