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.


    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.


    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.

  • Ääriviivani

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

    How does one leave positive marks on their body? In the short documentary, three young adults open up about their relationships with their bodies through tattoos. They think tattoos showcase something otherwise invisible about themselves to the world.

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

    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

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

    Everything is just perfect, and then, boom!