Finno-Ugric Film Festival TARTU 2024

We invite up to 6 directors from all over the world to create their experimental short films during the 2024 Finno-Ugric film festival in Tartu, Estonia, as part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme. 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.

The application deadline has been extended!
If you have a compelling idea or are motivated to participate, please submit a motivation letter of up to 1000 characters along with a brief directorial bio by April 15, 2024. Selections will be made by April 30.

The workshop will take place during the Fenno-Ugric Festival of Tartu 2024 from June 13th to 15th 2024, hosted in Tartu at the Estonian National Museum.

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For further information you can write:

Tel.: +372 5887 7144


Welcome to the 2024 Finno-Ugric Film Festival (FUFF) on June 14th-15th at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu. Join us in celebrating the rich culture of the Finno-Ugric peoples within the framework of the Finno-Ugric Festival and the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024.

The festival's central theme, "Forgotten Peoples", offers a rich program featuring Finno-Ugric feature films and shorts. The screenings are complemented with engaging workshops, including a 48-hour international experimental film workshop, traditional sauna seminars featuring sauna rituals, and handicraft workshops led by renowned masters.
Tel.: +372 5887 7144

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.

Hea külastaja, Soome-Ugri Filmi Festivali koduleht on hetkel arendamisel. Oleme loomas uut mitmekeelset veebikeskkonda, et veelgi paremini edendada Soome-Ugri väikerahvaste filmitegijaid.

Уважаемый посетитель, сайт финно-угорского кинофестиваля находится в стадии разработки. Мы находимся в процессе создания нового веб-сайта для лучшего продвижения возможностей финно-угорских кинематографистов.

Dear visitor, Finno-Ugric Film Festival website is currently under development. We are in the process of creating a new multi-language website for better promotion oportunities of Finno-Ugric small nation filmmakers.