Finnish Animation Gems 

Katariina Lillqvist
BABYBOX
FINLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC /// 2014 /// 9 MIN /// CAMERA CAGLIOSTRO
In a remote East European town, the evening bells can’t hide the cry of a hungry baby. His father, a street-musician named Baro, is also having a bad day. The social worker is blaming him on being a miserable parent, but Baro refuses to obey the advice of the worker: he definitely won’t put his little one into the BabyBox.

Tatu Pohjavirta
FLAPPING /// LEPATUS
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 5 MIN /// INDIE FILMS
A naked man stands on a mountain. He leans into the wind and flaps.

Kalle Raittila
THE DESERTER /// KARKURI
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 14 MIN /// PIRKANMAA FILM CENTRE
The Deserter is an animation about the birth of the ongoing conflict in Syria, as told by a military doctor who fled Aleppo and ended up in Finland.

Susani Mahadura & Sami Levo
FOREVER YOURS X3 /// IKUISESTI SINUN X3
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 15 MIN /// METROPOLIA
A short claymation documentary that tells the story of a woman who fell in love three times.

M. Laine, M. Lepistö, L. Liesvirta, T. Mustaniemi
BALCONY AT THE END OF THE WORLD
FINLAND /// 2014 /// 8 MIN /// ELO
A child trying to survive in a world filled with chaos.

Markus Tervola
PRESSURE
FINLAND /// 2015 /// 3 MIN /// TURUN TAIDEAKATEMIA
There is only so much one can take. A salary-man tries to deal with mounting stress.

Mika Koskinen
ESPRESSO DOPPIO
FINLAND /// 2015 /// 4 MIN /// TURUN TAIDEAKATEMIA
Two different people, two different stories, a cup of coffee. Can we understand each other after all?

Anni Oja
THE MOUSTACHE /// VIIKSET
FINLAND /// 2015 /// 4 MIN /// TURUN TAIDEAKATEMIA
This town is too small for the both of them. And for their moustache.

Malakias
FORBIDDEN GAMES /// KIELLETYT LEIKIT 
FINLAND /// 2015 /// 3 MIN
The Filthy Shades Of Gray.

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