International Competition 8: Beats

Lively and experimental short films about today through the lens of indigenous cultures, war, and a marathon.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 95 min Age Limit: 12+

  • Kaukaa näkyy ydinpommiräjähdyksen sienipilvi.

    Dinosauria, We

    Dinosauria, me
    Director: Maxime-Claude L'Écuyer
    Country: Canada
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 6 min

    Dinosauria, We is an experimental short film that explores the consequences of humankind's corruption, ultra capitalism and the exploitation of natural ressources in a dystopian post-apocalyptic vision of the end of the world imagined by poet Charles Bukowski.

  • Déjà nu

    Director: Rolf Hellat
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Morocco, Senegal, Switzerland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 15 min

    "Déjà Nu" is an audiovisual poem about the appreciation of finitude, the recognition of the body, the ensoulement of nature, euphoria and loss. It is an associative work of polycultural sentiments.

  • Mariupolʹ. Sto nochey

    Mariupol. A Hundred Nights
    Mariupol. Sata yötä.
    Director: Sofiia Melnyk
    Country: Ukraine, Germany
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Animation
    Duration: 8 min

    The story of a little girl who wakes up from explosions and tries to survive in a burning city in the first days of the Russian full-scale invasion. To escape, she has to go through the destroyed streets to meet the unknown and trust in destiny.

  • Ratikkakiskot yöllä kaupungissa.


    Director: Manuel Román
    Country: Spain
    Year: 2022
    Genre: Experimental, Fiction
    Duration: 4 min

    As night falls, someone looks out over the city. Lights flicker, people go home and a tram passes by until in a frame life stops.

  • Ihmisiä istuu rivissä, kun heidän takanaan kaksi miestä kävelee aidalla.

    Shokouk: A Cosmicomedy in Four Acts

    Shokouk: Kosminen komedia neljässä näytöksessä
    Director: Rouzbeh Akhbari, Felix Kalmenson
    Country: Uzbekistan, Canada
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 18 min

    A transhistorical hybrid documentary that traces a polyphony of characters, sites and encounters related to infrastructures of space travel and cosmic imaginaries, from the 12th century Persianate world to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the present moment.

  • Andien alkuperäiskansalaisia seisoo yhdessä kämmenet taivasta kohti.


    Director: Alejandro Valenzuela Pérez
    Country: Chile
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 6 min

    A documentary that shows the connection of the native peoples of the Andes with nature, their respect and gratitude to mother earth. It transports us to a land that maintains its traditions, where the role of women has been key to the preservation of the culture of these peoples.

  • Kihnu maraton

    Kihnu Marathon
    Kihnun maratoni
    Director: Ivar Murd
    Country: Estonia
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Animation, Documentary
    Duration: 12 min

    Japanese marathoner Hiroyuki embarks on a race for peace on the Baltic island known as Europe's last matriarchy, only to find himself chased by an evil creature from the sea.

  • Et eksempel: Dem på gulvet

    An Example
    Director: Selma Sunniva
    Country: Denmark
    Year: 2022
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 26 min

    In twenty fast paced minutes, we follow nurse Emma as she arrives for her evening shift at a closed psychiatric facility. It’s a day like any other, but with too many patients and not enough hands, Emma soon realizes that things can go horribly wrong in a blink of an eye.