International Competition 6: Memorabilia

Reminiscing, reflecting and looking to the future: present meets past sometimes in mourning, sometimes to learn from it.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 100 min Age Limit: 12+

  • The Veiled City

    Verhottu kaupunki
    Director: Natalie Cubides-Brady
    Country: United Kingdom
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 13 min

    A speculative city symphony inspired by London’s Great Smog of 1952. Merging reality with fiction, The Veiled City invites us to understand the smog in the context of the present-day climate crisis.

  • Haljina za finale

    Her Dress for the Final
    Puku finaaliin
    Director: Martina Meštrović
    Country: Croatia
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Animation
    Duration: 9 min

    One day my granny dyed her wedding dress black. She wanted to be buried in it.

  • Smert statista

    Death of an Extra
    Statistin kuolema
    Director: Mikhail Zheleznikov
    Country: Israel, Russia
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 10 min

    A brief study of the unusual history of one old film frame.

  • Kuvausryhmä metropysäkillä.


    Director: Sam Shainberg
    Country: United States
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 22 min

    A notorious NYC pickpocket returns to the subway system, the scene of his crimes, and in a fever dream of memories is forced to dissect his relationship to the act that has ruled his life for over forty years.

  • Oyu

    Director: Atsushi Hirai
    Country: France
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 22 min

    It is the last day of the year and night falls on the small town of Toyama, Japan. A man goes to the public bath to retrieve a forgotten object. But once inside, the promise of a hot bath compels him to stay.

  • Eftersörjare

    After Mourners
    Director: Hanna Högstedt
    Country: Sweden
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Animation, Documentary
    Duration: 25 min

    After Mourners is a film about the family left behind after the death of a small child. In this poetic short film blending live-action with pencil- and charcoal animation, the parents of the director tell us about their loss. Is this why the director herself is so afraid when her second child is born? Is grief hereditary?