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Short Talk: Jukka-Pekka Laakso

Episode 2

interview by Enrico Vannucci

Jukka-Pekka Laakso is the director of Tampere Film Festival, where he has been involved with the selection and programming since 2000. As Festival Director, he shares the responsibility of strategic planning and programming with the Co-Director. He acts also as Executive Director of the Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a local film centre in Tampere. Pirkanmaa is a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works extensively with media education. Laakso is a member of the European Film Academy.

Short Talk is a podcast by Talking Shorts. In each episode a professional from the short film circuit will discuss about their work, career and event during a friendly talk with the host.

Tampere Film Festival Director Jukka-Pekka Laakso is the guest of the second episode. The interview was recorded on February 21st 2020 during the 70th Berlinale — Berlin International Film Festival.

Short Talk is hosted, produced and edited by Enrico Vannucci. Music by I Munacielli.

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