INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

GRAND PRIX
Scris/Necris – Written/Unwritten
Director:
Adrian Silisteanu
When you are faced an extreme situation, the unexpected can happen. With a confident hand – and excellent direction, acting and dialogue – this film’s realism enhances the emotional impact of a family’s complex relationships and presents a beautiful story of tenderness.

*Recipients of the Grand Prix of the International Competition will qualify for consideration in the Short Films Category of the Annual Academy Award without the standard theatrical run, provided that the films comply with the Academy’s rules.

Tampere Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards:
Scris/Necris – Written/UnwrittenDirector:
Adrian Silisteanu
When you are faced an extreme situation, the unexpected can happen. With a confident hand – and excellent direction, acting and dialogue – this film’s realism enhances the emotional impact of a family’s complex relationships and presents a beautiful story of tenderness.

BEST FICTION
And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool
Director:
Makoto Nagahisa
Aimlessness, ennui and the spectre of a banal future traverses the youth of the world. The Jury awards the Fiction Prize to a film that captures the lives of four young people as they stand at the precipice of adulthood and remind us of the temporary wonder of childhood.
BEST DOCUMENTARY
After Life
Directors:
Prisca Bouchet, Nick Mayow
For its ability to make us reflect on the value of life by allowing us to penetrate the inside of the business of death.

BEST ANIMATION
Bei Wind und Wetter / WHATEVER THE WEATHER
Director:
Remo Scherrer
The Jury’s choice for the Animation Prize is given to a film that combines a stark animation style with effective narration to tell a complete story of a dark childhood but that ultimately tells a story of strength and survival.

DIPLOMA OF MERIT
A Very Hot Summer
Director:
Areej Abu Eid
The Jury has awarded a Diploma of Merit to a documentary that reminds us that Palestinians are not just numbers added to global statistics, they are alive and dying every day.

DIPLOMA OF MERIT
Mare Nostrum
Directors:
Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf
The Jury has awarded a diploma of merit to the film that uses an intimate lens to approach a terrible topic that is still happening today.

AUDIENCE AWARD
Debout Kinshasa!
Director: Sébastien Maitre

NATIONAL COMPETITION: OVER 30 MINUTES

GRAND PRIX
Hobbyhorse Revolution
Director:
Selma Vilhunen
A refreshing look at the coming of age of young women who transformed their passion into an empowering tool and created a community to stand up to the world. Through their conviction, love and special revolution, they invite us all to find our very own hobbyhorses.

SPECIAL PRIZE
The Good Postman
Director:
Tonislav Hristov
A village is dying. Across the border hundreds of people desperately need a place in the world. In the middle lives a man with an underrated virtue, he is just a good guy. The director skillfully transforms this border village into a heart wrenching metaphor and an all too real stage for some of today’s mankind’s illnesses: persecution, neglect and indifference.

 

NATIONAL COMPETITION: UNDER 30 MINUTES

GRAND PRIX
Penelope
Director:
Heta Jäälinoja
The mundane house chores before a long anticipated visit become an uber original and deeply poignant universe conveyed using only pencil lines, colors and textures. It is impossible not to fall for the film, enjoyed every stroke of the fleeting presence on screen.

SPECIAL PRIZE
Saatanan kanit / Fucking Bunnies
Director:
Teemu Niukkanen
Wannabe-tolerant middle class has prejudices. In this movie the prejudices are turned into a wholehearted and daring comedy, which rewards the audience until the very final line.

DIPLOMA OF MERIT
Minun tieni, perkele!/ My Way, Damn It!
Director:
Kati Laukkanen
In this tender portrait, the subject’s straightforwardness and courage challenge the prejudices of the inhabitants of a small northern town in Finland as well as the ones of the viewer. A most welcome reminder that ultimately certain personal choices and actions pertain only to ourselves.

STUDENT AWARD
Tarfala
Director:
Johannes Östergård

PRIZE OF THE YOUTH JURY
Radio Dolores
Director:
Katariina Liilqvist
We became infatuated with this film because of the original and visually astonishing sets and the effortlessly advancing plot. You can find something new about this film on every re-watch.

DIPLOMA OF MERIT OF THE YOUTH JURY
About the birds and bees
Director:
J.J. Vanhanen
We would like to give a diploma of merit to a film that was in our opinion beautifully made and humorous.

AUDIENCE AWARD
Kaisa’s Enchanted Forrest
Director:
Katja Gauriloff

RISTO JARVA PRIZE
Hobbyhorse Revolution
Director:
Selma Vilhunen
The film tells a touching true story where there is still faith in the future; it is a story of courage, cohesion, devotion and spiritual growth. The director takes the viewers into the midst of a small community to empathize, to feel, to be moved and to rejoice along with the protagonists.
In this day and age of cynicism and toughness an encouraging, humane and positive message is truly worth of the spirit and values of the Risto Jarva prize.

CHURCH MEDIA FOUNDATION PRIZE
Kiehumispiste / Boilingpoint
Director:
Elina Hirvonen
This year the national competition was full off good films, both short and long. It ment that my task as a jury was not an easy one. The criterias for the Church Media Foundation prize are among others: how the film is dealing with Christian responsibility in the modern society, love of neigbour, christian hope, human value and respect of human rights, minorities, pepople under pressure, peace and reconcilation. For me there has been quite a lot of different programmes which have been dealing with refugees and immigrants. Even so much that I thought to select some other theme for my choise. But when I saw a film, which was dealing evenhandedly the Finnish reality with its wounds, where is space for different standpoints, I felt how important such a statement is. You cannot overestimate its importance, especially when we are thinking the happenings during this weekend. I’m an immigrant myself, living in Finland ovet thirty years, so I think I’m capable to estimate this question both as an immigrant and as a Finn. That is why I see the importance of theese kind of statements, where people are talking openly with each others with respect. Two men in the sauna, without any masks or signs, listening each other and respectin each other, that is the picture I would like to be strengthen. The film is honest, well done with high artistic level and thus fullfill all the criterias for the price.

NEW CINEMA(UUSI KINO) PRIZE
Mulkku-Ulf /Everybody Hates Ulf
Directors:
Ilona Hiltunen, Juulia Kalavainen