NATIONAL COMPETITION, RISTO JARVA PRIZE
Blush – An Extraordinary Voyage
Dir. Iiti Yli-Harja, Finland 2022
For 18-year-old Finnish-Kosovan Fatu, a simple visit to the grocery store feels as nerve-racking as a lunar expedition: for the first time in his life, he’s wearing makeup in public.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, PRIZE OF THE YOUTH JURY
NATIONAL COMPETITION, STUDENT AWARD
TAMPERE NOMINEE FOR THE EUROPEAN SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
Dir. Pavel Andonov, Finland 2022
Leena is faced with a heartbreaking commitment after spending a beautiful day with her terminally ill husband Boris in their summer cottage.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, SPECIAL MENTION
NATIONAL COMPETITION UNDER 30MIN., MAIN PRIZE
Dir. Maija Blåfeld, Finland 2023
Finland has the most forest in Europe, but primeval forest has become so rare that it almost feels fictional. Is it now the enchanted forest? And is a commercial forest real? As nature documentaries are manufactured, are they fiction? A nature film about how we look at the reality.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, BEST DOCUMENTARY
Dir. Ruslan Fedotow, Hungary, Portugal, Belgium 2022
A heartbreaking portrait of two 16-year-old Ukrainian refugees in Budapest. They help out at a school for refugee children and make protest art on the streets—triggering political discussions among the Hungarian passersby.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, GRAND PRIX
TAMPERE SHORT FILM CANDIDATE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2023
Das Rothor / Red Ears
Dir. Paul Drey, Germany2022
13 years after his civil service in a hospital in Thiès, Senegal, Paul challenges his memories and traumas. With old video footage, interviews and animations he questions his role as a volunteer within the German system of development aid.
NATIONAL COMPETITION, UNDER 30MIN., SPECIAL PRIZE
Periaatekysymys / A Matter of Principle
Dir. Anton Lipasti, Eetu Helenius, Finland 2022
A lovelorn traffic warden must make a choice when her principles get in the way of her being accepted by others.
Subtitles: Finnish & English