National Competition 1 

A Life from Death

In a hospice, every day is somebody’s last day alive. The sheets are changed, and someone else brought in to die. Before the end, hands are held, and there is time for coffee. And for some of us, all this dying is just the usual everyday life.

Director: Tuuli Teelahti
Production: Paria Eskandari / ELO Film School Finland
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 20 min
Screenplay: Tuuli Teelahti
Cinematography: Max Smeds
Editing: Tuuli Teelahti, Kai Rintamaa
Sound: Tarmo Pehkonen
All My Aunt’s Pets

Aunt’s life does not go as planned. Best of intentions do not always suffice.
Animation documentary of my aunt’s baffling pet history.

Director: Iiti Yli-Rinne
Production: Iiti Yli-Rinne / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 4 min
Screenplay: Iiti Yli-Rinne
Cinematography: Heta Saukkonen
Editing: Iiti Yli-Rinne
Sound: Ville-Matti Koskiniemi
Blind Date

Bayo hasn’t had much luck with women since he lost his eyesight, so his friend has arranged for him to go on a blind date. He isn’t feeling too confident, but makes the most out of the situation.

Director: Max Ovaska
Starring: Geoffrey Erista, Samuli Niittymäki, Sari Siikander, Saana Koivisto
Production: Max Ovaska, Aino Niemi / Mutant Koala Pictures
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 18 min
Screenplay: Max Ovaska
Cinematography: Ari Virem
Editing: Heikki Nummi
Sound: Juho Salaterä
Music: Jone Takamäki
Art direction: Matias Muoniovaara
Confessions of an Angry Mother

She’s afraid of three things: losing her temper, hurting her own kids and turning into her own abusive and violent mother.

Orig. title: En arg mors bekännelser
Director: Catarina Diehl
Starring: Daniela Fogelholm, Ada Seitajoki, Oskar Seitajoki
Production: Tommi Seitajoki / Impressio Films
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 6 min
Screenplay: Catarina Diehl
Cinematography: Tommi Seitajoki
Editing: Catarina Diehl
Sound: Tommi Seitajoki
Family Time

A Finnish family gathers together to spend time at grandparents’. When the night goes on, we realize that this is how things always go. With a warm and subtly humorous gaze, the film looks closely at the unspoken structures and norms inside a family.

Director: Tia Kouvo
Starring: Leena Uotila, Tom Wentzel, Marika Parkkomäki, Pia Runnakko, Jarkko Pajunen
Production: ELO Film School Finland, Aija Ronkainen / Haphe
Country: Finland, Sweden
Year: 2018
Duration: 22 min
Screenplay: Tia Kouvo
Cinematography: Jesse Jalonen
Editing: Tia Kouvo
Sound: Tarmo Pehkonen
Music: Jesper Norberg
Art direction: Paula Ojala
The Tiger

On a winter evening Dad returns home drunk. Tiger is in his room and Mom is sleeping on the couch. A quarrel breaks out. Dad has a shotgun. Tiger and Mom escape the house. Haunting silence falls. Tiger must return inside to see what has happened – and to take the first steps towards independence.

Director: Mikko Myllylahti
Starring: Jarkko Lahti, Minna Kivelä, Miku Yli-Tepsa, Julius Valve
Production: Rantamäki / Aamu Film Company
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 10 min
Cinematography: Arsen Sarkisiants
Sound: Jorma Kaulanen