National Competition 10: Shorts 3

Screenings 8–11 of National Competition are dedicated to short films selected into the competition. No geoblocks.

NOTE! Single screening ticket is valid for 24 hours after the purchase.

Language: Eng, FinDuration: 86 min

  • Online 10.–21.3.

  • karttaikoni FesthomeTV

  • valuuttaikoni 5

NOTE! Single screening ticket is valid for 24 hours after the purchase.

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Anne Lakanen, Tahvo Hirvonen | Finland 2020 | Experimental, Documentary | 16 min

Civilians escape bombings and are evacuated. Story of civilians in the wars of Finland in 1939-1945


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Sawandi Groskind | Finland 2020 | Fiction | 16 min

An elderly mute woman finds herself on a remote island, where she subsequently meets a young man who longs to visit his mother.


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PATENT NR. 314805

Mika Taanila | Finland 2020 | Experimental, Documentary | 3 min

Finnish engineer Eric Tigerstedt solved the dilemma of sound-on-film already before the First World War. All images and sounds in this short film are produced from the surviving test materials originally created in 1914.


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Hanna Hovitie | Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Portugal 2020 | Experimental, Documentary | 20 min

A young female taxidermy apprentice is working to give new life to deceased birds. She is fascinated with one species in particular – crows. In ancient myths and legends, the crow represents a mediator between life and death. For her, death is not a strange thing, but something tangible, an inseparable element in the cycle of existence. In her world, a black cat is playing curiously with an unfinished crow and a piece of meat embodies both the demise of an animal and a new beginning, nurturing a newborn bird fluttering in its nest. Portrayed in a language of symbols, the film lingers somewhere between documentary, fiction and poetry.


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Virva Kunttu, Vuokko Kunttu | Finland 2020 | Fiction | 13 min

Timo meets the woman of his dreams in a weird bar complex. He fuels his alcoholic tendencies by seducing the ghost trapped in a limbo of underachieving.


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Pia Andell | Finland 2021 | Documentary, Fiction | 18 min

Reconstruction tells about a certain night in 1982, reconstructed in 2020 by the people who lived it through together. The film combines dance, drama and documentary, but most of all is a story of a friendship of a boy and a girl, and how jolly situations can turn sour and how, even though close, friends do not share same experiences – and that can have an effect on their friendship.