Short Films from Finland Screening at Nordic Nights
The Nordic Nights film series at Ryerson University School of Image Arts ends its season with an evening of short films from Finland on Tuesday March 26.
The programme showcases Finnish short films from animation to experimental, including the first ever Sámi-spoken animated film made by a Sámi director. It looks at life and how we face its challenges.
The films come from a set curated for the Finnish Film Foundation by Kirpi Uimonen, a Finnish entertainment journalist based in
Kalle Kotila: The Papers (Tärkeitä papereita) 9’ 2013 Animation
A day in the life of a fastidious office worker and his happy-go-lucky class clown colleague. Kalle Kotila’s animation skills have brought him to the arena in gaming. He is currently an editor at Ubisoft Redlynx in
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Jouni West: Áigin 10’. 2014 Animation
Anime style update to an ancient Sámi story of standing up to marauders and plunderers. Áigin has become a classic, still making the rounds at film festivals. Jouni West spent his youth in Utsjoki, the northernmost municipality in
Watch trailer - https://vimeo.com/94118202
Katariina Lillqvist: Baby Box 9’ 2015 Puppet animation
Director Katariina Lillqvist has just added another honour to a lengthy list of accolades as she recently received the Animation Master Award at the 2019 Animac Festival in
Miikka Leskinen: The Witching Hour (Juhannusyö) 16’ 2014
Midsummer night in
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Jussi Hiltunen: All Hallows Week (Hiljainen viikko) 17’ 2011
Director Hiltunen witnessed a shooting incident in his youth and the experience shines through in his short film about the ripple effects of a tragic incident in a small town. He admits to being a big fan of the Coen brothers, perhaps in evidence in his feature crime drama Law of the Land (Armoton maa) from 2017.
Watch trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlBh5XBwWhE
Iddo Soskolne & Janne Reinikainen: Reunion (Tuolla puolen)15’ 2015
Interestingly, the two co-directors of
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Marko Röhr: Noste (Buoyancy) 4’ 2014
In Noste, director Marko Röhr’s daughter Etel performs an ethereal underwater dance. Both Marko and Etel Röhr are avid divers and originally the film was a graduation project for Etel’s dance school. It was filmed in one night at a community pool in
Preceded by short film about the Ryerson University Iceland Workshop 2018, edited by Adrian Pop.
Screening Tuesday March 26, 6.30 pm (doors open at 6.00 pm) at Ryerson University School of Image Arts 122 Bond Street, third floor, Room IMA307, Toronto.
Free admission, films with dialogue subtitled in English