Finland, restrained and serene, has got a not too much antique history in the animation world, but since it started, in the lately 40’s, it has been able to keep an enviable production. Beyond the regular production of authorship films, Finland also produces a wide number of excellent films for children. Both the quantity and the quality of the feature animation films produced in the country are surprising, most of them being awarded at festivals all over the world.
This program has the support of the prestigious Tampere Film Festival, which will celebrate 40 years of existence in 2010, and is considered the oldest film festival of the north of Europe.
TANGO FINLANDIA // TANGO FINLANDIA // 2006 // 6 min
Diretores // Directors: Hannu Lajunen, Tomi Riionheimo
A testosterone- lled animated musical about Finnish men. Ugh.
POLLE //HORSIE // 2006 // 2 min
Diretor, Roteiro, Animação, Música , Edição , Som, Director, Script, Animation, Music
How to survive as a horsie?
JATKOAIKA // OVERTIME // 2007 // 10 min
Diretor/ /Director: Tatu Pohjavirta, Mark Ståhle
A girl dies in a skating accident. Her parents make a deal
YÖVUORO // NIGHTSHIFT //2004 // 7 min
Diretores //Directors: Sara Wahl, Samppa Kukkonen, Simo Koivunen
A bird and a bat are living in the same tree as neighbours. Their different ways of living create tension and anger.
SYNTYMÄPÄIVÄ // THE BIRTHDAY // 2004 // 16 min
Diretor //Director: Kari Juusonen
Father and Son are living in a small cottage having no contact with each other and repeating everyday chores mechanically. A stubborn cow mixes up Son’s work routine at the slaughterhouse and eventually forces Father and Son to reveal new side of themselves.
ANIMAL // ELUKKA // 2005 // 29 min
Diretor // Director: Tatu Pohjavirta
A single-dad is transforming into a werewolf. Meanwhile, his young son ends up in an accident, and his brain is interchanged with a sheep’s.
KUOLEMA KELTAISESSA TALOSSA // DEATH IN THE YELLOW HOUSE
// 2008 //5 min
Diretor // Director: Anna Virtanen
Sometimes you have to leave, even if you don’t know what lies ahead. Death in the Yellow House is a film about taking chances, facing issues, listening to your instincts and questioning them
VIIMEINEN ELEFANTTI // THE LAST ELEPHANT // 2008 // 9 min
Diretor // Director: Antti Laakso
Elephant boy is living a happy childhood in a skyscraper with his crocodile dad, but something is horribly amiss.