Christian Lindblad's Last Supper was awarded this year's first Jameson Short Film Award with a purse of Euros 6,000, at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland on March 11.

The Jameson Short Film Awards is a joint initiative by Jameson Irish Whiskey and the ECFF (European Coordination of Film Festivals) and awards made by festival juries go to the national directors of short film representing the best in creative contemporary European cinema.

More than 30,000 visitors attended the Tampere Film Festival and director, Antti Vourio said: "It was an honour to see the Jameson Short Film Award return to Tampere Film Festival in 2002. With increased screenings and new venues the Festival has expanded and the participation of Jameson Short Film Award gives added prestige and support to Finnish film directors."

Jameson Short Film Awards 2002 continue the new year's tour at festivals listed below.

Germany - Filmfest Dresden April 16-21
Italy - Arcipelago: International Festival of Short Films & New Images May 31-Jun 7
Norway - Kortfilmfestivalen i Grimstad Jun 13-18
Spain - Festival Internacional de Cinema Jove Jun 15-22
Portugal - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens Jul 2-7
Sweden - Internationella filmfestivalen i Umea Sept 12 -19
Ireland - Murphy's Cork Film Festival, Cork Oct 6-13
France - Festival Europeen du Film Court de Brest Nov 9-17
UK - Brief Encounters, Bristol Nov 20-24