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Tempo is a festival for documentary expression, which means that in addition to film there are several exciting art forms in the program, such as radio and documentary performing arts!

Radio killed the video star
Ten nominated features of a maximum of three minutes compete in Short Dox Radio! The contributions can be heard at Biblioteket Live on Sunday 12 March with a subsequent conversation! Tired of queuing for the cinema? Look out for Tempo’s QR codes in selected cinemas, with the help of which you can also listen to a documentary while waiting to be admitted!

Att vara trans är att stå på tomgång by Li Brundell
Att öppna en dörr by Nicholas Wakeham and Ronald Heu
Fatima by Uno Härdell
Hej jag har lite bråttom by Rasmus Malm
Hjärtat by Teresa Kristoffersson
Min syster skrev by Miranda Wretman and Lydia Bandolin Sörlin
Rösternas rike by Finn Hellman
Spårvagnsroulette by Finn Hellman
Tiden är ett snigelskal by Mattias Wallenius
Välkommen hem by Lydia Bandolin Sörlin and Miranda Wretman

The Sound of Sauna
Sit back on the couch, let the sweat flow and immerse yourself in really good audio documentaries in short format! Tempo Dokumentärfestival and the Finnish Institute present a unique audio program consisting of gems from the Swedish and Finnish Short Dox Radio programs combined with sauna and bath. Bring swimwear and a towel and meet us in the institute’s fantastic sauna. Each sauna slot is 45 minutes long. There will be coffee and drinks for sale. But watch out, the tickets are already starting to sell out!

Talking Heads
This year’s festival is hosted by several Swedish and international directors together with exciting guests! On March 8, on Women’s Day, Marusya Syroechkovskaya will talk after the screening of How To Save a Dead Friend. Denmark’s Sanne This participates in talks after the screening of her film An Eternity of You and Me and Czech Veronika Lišková talks after her film The Visitors. On Thursday, March 9, Susanne Regina Meures will participate in a QA after the screening of Girl Gang who has borrowed the motif for this year’s poster image!

Saturday 11 March is a day full of activities! At Biblioteket Live, the Russian director Angie Vinchito’s film Manifesto is screened with subsequent panel discussions about Russian youth culture, the practice of fear and documentary montage between Stefan Ingvarsson, analyst at the Center for Eastern European Studies, Helena Hörnfeldt, docent in ethnology and Rebecka Bülow, film critic.

On the newly started stage Konträr, the performance Mean Time by Amina Szecsödy will be shown, who will talk about documentary stage art and its methods.

In the evening, Tell Aulin’s Ola Magnell – Den motvillige rockpoeten (pictured) will be screened at Reflexen, followed by director’s talks and live music with exciting secret guests to be announced shortly!

In the evening, there will be an award ceremony and closing party with fine festival prizes in the bar! Stay tuned for more info, see you soon!

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Registration for Short Dox Radio is open

Short Dox Radio is the competition to find the best short audio documentary in Sweden! It is aimed at both those who are established in the radio or podcast industry and those who want to explore storytelling in audio.

Register your movie for Tempo Pitch!

Registration for Tempo Pitch is now open! Seven projects will be selected to present their new film projects to an audience and a jury of selected industry experts. The winning project will receive SEK 90,000 in development funding.

Tempo is looking for trainees

Do you want to make an internship in a dynamic, fun and creative workplace? Tempo Documentary Festival is looking for interns for the period October 2023 - April 2024.

Partnering with Tempo Documentary Festival

Tempo is constantly looking for collaborations and partnerships with relevant actors, whether it is to collaborate on individual activities or the festival as a whole. Do you have an idea for collaboration or want to know more about us? Get in touch!