THe KnOWLeDGe of sensitivity TaMPere FeSTiVaL FOCUSES ON WRITERS 5 - 9 March 2014 interview by Nóra Szűcs
The prestigious Tampere Film Festival proves that a little support can go a long way. This year as a part of its ofﬁcial programme, the festival invites you to take a look at how short ﬁlms ﬁnd their form. The programme 5 Star Stories presents a great selection of ﬁlms with exceptionally polished scripts. you are guaranteed some fantastic work, as well as the chance to learn about new artists
The Tampere Film Festival is the oldest and largest short film festival in Northern Europe. I am interested to know how it was possible for you to create a popular venue for filmmakers. How long did it take to get the festival to where it is now? Script Tampere is a minifestival inside a bigger festival. It focuses on screenwriting both for film and TV and is targeted to professionals, amateurs, students and everyone who is interested in the art of screenwriting.
and see pieces by some big names. For an experience of the Script Tampere through the eyes of a young writerproducer, see how Melli Maikkula, the communications ofﬁcer of the Writers Guild of Finland discusses the strengths of the workshop and the ﬁlm collection of 5 Star Stories.
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Script Tampere is a result of a collaboration between the Tampere Film Festival, the Arts promotion centre Finland and the Writers Guild of Finland. We’ve also worked closely with the directors’ union and film schools like the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. So that’s the practical background. e roots of our programme go further, though. ere had been a lot of discussion about the screenwriters’ lack of visibility at film festivals. I guess that among the writers that was one of the triggers that pushed us to get to this point – to do something about it. Luckily, Tampere Film Festival saw here the
World of Shorts (WOSH), the magazine published by Daazo.