National Competition 11: Shorts

A varied selection of short films from our national competition. A cat faces their fears and a rapper his biggest fan in these atmospheric, contemplative and at times comedic films.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 85 min Age Limit: 12+

  • Leveä portaikko valkoisten rakennusten välissä. Portaiden edessä kuvan etualalla on valkoinen, kaivomainen veistos.

    Two Wars

    Kaksi sotaa
    Director: Jan Ijäs
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 27 min

    Two Wars is a work of thought, imagination, and narrative divided in two chapters, World War I and World War II. The first chapter is set in Monte Cassino in Central Italy and the second ten kilometres to the south in the village of San Pietro Infine.

  • Mustavalkokuva, jossa kaksi taitouimaria nousevat vedestä.

    Yöui

    Nightswims
    Director: PV Lehtinen
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 5 min
    Age Limit:

    A film about a boy and a girl's summer night swim and a shimmering of water. The film was shot on Kodak Double-X 35 mm film.

  • Pinkkiin pukeutunut mies makaa ruusun terälehdillä koristellulla vuoteella ja pitelee suurta sydämenmuotoista tikkaria.

    Tikkari

    Lollipop
    Director: Sameli Muurimäki
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 8 min

    Lollipop is an absurdly humoristic film about the price of principles when a famous rapper meets his obsessed fangirl at a low-budget music video shoot. The film is a part of The Hotel Room -short film series, in which all eight stories are set in the same room and told by different up-and-coming filmmakers.

  • Mustiin vaatteisiin pukeutunut lyhyttukkainen henkilö makaa lattialla pois päin kamerasta. Hänen ympärillään on valkoisia verhoja, ja koko huone on valkoinen.

    Ääriviivani

    Outlines
    Director: Sara Maaria Peltonen
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 10 min

    Three unique main characters and a powerful message make up the artistic whole of the short documentary Outlines.
    We wanted to break the rules of portrait documentary and leave out “talking head” shots: this way, we were able to build our visual storytelling around two beautifully lit studio settings. As a director, one of my main concerns was finding a unique language of movement for each main character. In the end, these movements are bound together to tell their stories. The theme of the movie is by no means new, but Outlines brings a fresh new perspective to the conversation: tattoos. The message of bodily autonomy and one’s relationship to their own body is highly personal to me. With my documentaries I want to be a positive change in the world, and bring people’s stories and experiences to light. Outlines has a universal theme that touches every being with a body.

  • Piirroskuva, jossa musta- ja punaläikikäs valkoinen kissa katsoo ylös keltaisessa hupparissa.

    After Rain

    After Rain
    Director: Virve Ranta, Iro Koivusalo
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Animation
    Duration: 5 min

    Tiltu, a cat terrified of water, is lost just when it starts raining. The rain doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, and Tiltu is trapped in their cover. Tiltu has to make a choice, but facing your fears is not always that easy.

  • Kesken

    Amidst
    Director: Pia Andell
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2024
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 30 min

    People are held together by something that can loosen and disappear at any given time.