Worldfilm Tartu Festival


Years running: 21 (since 2004)

Worldfilm Tartu Festival

Event dedicated to the documentary cinema.


This documentary film festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming film entries from all over the world. Our film program turns attention to intercultural communication and cultural exchange as well as representations of contemporary everyday culture in various places of the world. Each year, the festival becomes a lively community of filmmakers and the audience.

As film screenings are accompanied by a brief presentation and discussion of the film, the directors of the submitted films are preferably present at our festival in order to introduce their films and discuss their works after the screening. Festival does not have competition program.  In addition to the film program, the festival usually involves round tables, exhibitions and special programs. 


  • Screenings,
  • Round tables,
  • Exhibitions,
  • Special programs.



For the festival, all films, which have been produced after January 1st 2018 and have not yet been screened at Worldfilm festival or rejected by Worldfilm program committee, are eligible.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

In order to submit your film, the festival must receive:

  • preview copy of the film on DVD or Blu-Ray (PAL) (English subtitles, dialogue or voice-over);
  • online screener (downloadable);
  • The DVD's and/or film will stay in the possession of the festival for internal/educational use only, any other use will be negotiated separately with the copyright holder;
  • completed entry form. 

Additional Information

The costs of transport of all videos (both from the EU as well as from outside the EU) to the festival office are the responsibility of the applicant, but Worldfilm will pay for their return to the destination of choice. 

Selection Media Type: online,  DVD or Blu-Ray (PAL)
Screening Media Type: Blu-Ray, DCP

Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director: Taavi Tatsi




Official Website



Pille Runnel, Jaanika Jaanits
World Film Festival 2017
Muuseumi tee  2
Tartu 60532

Phone: +372 735 0447

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    April 15, 2020
  • Event Dates
    5 — 11 October 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — free
  • Deadline — free

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