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The application for the 48-hour experimental film lab was extended until April 15!

On June 14th-15th, we invite you to the Finno-Ugric Film Festival in Tartu, at the Estonian National Museum. This year, we will present the rich cultural heritage of the small nations in cooperation with the Finno-Ugric festival taking place in the program of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024

FUFF 2024. Author: Piret Räni
02. Apr

If you want to realize your Finno-Ugric dreams through filmmaking, you are invited to apply to our experimental film laboratory. We accept up to 6 directors from around the world who would like to tell a story about the cultures and traditions of small nations through filmmaking.

Directors may bring a maximum of 2 crew members to collaborate on their projects. Each film crew or director will be paired with a Finno-Ugric actor, character, or helper (fluent in their native language), who will be fostering collaborative engagement throughout the project. The primary objective is to create films centered on Finno-Ugric themes and languages, spanning across various genres.

The premiere of these films will take place at the festival’s closing ceremony. We offer support in the form of a line producer and accommodation during the festival. Additionally, we can provide a certain amount of film equipment as necessary, although we highly recommend participants bring their editing laptops and any other essential gear.

If you have a compelling idea or are motivated to participate, please submit a motivation letter of up to 1000 characters (spaces included) along with a brief directorial bio by April 15, 2024. Selections will be made by April 30.

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Write to us: [email protected]

The Finno-Ugric film festival is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme. The event is organized by the NGO FUFF. The event is supported by the Kindred Peoples’ Programme.