National Competition 2 


Madde, 30, is out shopping with her best friends Aura and Julia, when she suddenly sees a dark figure from the past: her ex-bff Elsi. Traumatized and panicked, Madde tries to hide. However, her friends won’t let her, and she is forced to make peace with her past. It’s Elsi’s turn to listen.

Director: Ulla Heikkilä
Starring: Ella Lahdenmäki, Karoliina Niskanen, Sonja Kuittinen, Niina Koponen
Production: Marja Pihlaja / Pohjola-filmi
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 10 min
Screenplay: Anna Brotkin
Cinematography: Pietari Peltola
Editing: Anna Berg
Sound: Arttu Hokkanen
Amazing Race

It`s not a competition, it`s a race!

Director: Juice Huhtala
Production: Juice Huhtala / 360Filmz
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 9 min

When the famous Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra prepares to perform a symphony by Joonas Kokkonen, Heikki Tikka works in the shadows to make sure every single thing is in its right place. Bellboy is a documentary short film about the servant who ruled over everything.

Director: Terhi Kokkonen
Starring: Heikki Tikka, Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Production: Terhi Kokkonen, Jenni Dollery / ELO Film School Finland
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 20 min
Screenplay: Terhi Kokkonen
Cinematography: Joel Grandell
Editing: Terhi Kokkonen
Sound: Jani Nikander
Career Day

A hitman brings his daughter to work for a career day. Going through a conflict makes them see each other in a different light.

Director: Mika Tervonen
Starring: Eedit Patrakka, Kai Vaine, David Kozma
Production: Mika Tervonen / Irvikuva Films
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 8 min
Screenplay: Markus Laitinen
Cinematography: Lauri Tamminen
Editing: Julius Greis
Sound: Juha Potka
Music: Nino Silvennoinen
Art direction: Sasu Joutsi
Cleaners of Death

This is a story of the people whose job it is to clean the world that is hidden from our society.
We follow a professional cleaner who is specialised in cleaning the stench and waste out of the houses where death has occurred. This is the only way for new life to settle in. Death and especially dead bodies are a taboo in our society but this professional speaks of her work openly and compassionately.

Director: Terjo Aaltonen
Starring: Ritva Ovaska
Production: Swati Goyal / Balansia Films
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 8 min
Screenplay: Lassi Vierikko, Terjo Aaltonen
Cinematography: Tuukka Kovasiipi
Sound: Juha Potka
Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre

An intensely hysterical horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. But the biggest horror may be closer to her than she thinks.

Director: Ilja Rautsi
Starring: Anna Paavilainen, Leo Honkonen, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Ella Lahdenmäki, Kari Hietalahti
Production: Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari / Bufo
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 15 min
Screenplay: Ilja Rautsi
Cinematography: Kerttu Hakkarainen
Editing: Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound: Karri Niinivirta
Art direction: Santtu Toivola
Star Shaped Scar

Jasmin Britney loves princess dresses and everything that glitters and shines. Her biggest passion is high-heeled Christian Louboutin shoes that are impossible to walk in.

Director: Virva Kunttu, Vuokko Kunttu
Starring: Jasmin Koskiranta
Production: Anna-Maija Heinonen / franckforstén
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 12 min
Screenplay: Virva Kunttu, Vuokko Kunttu
Cinematography: Virva Kunttu, Vuokko Kunttu
Editing: Teemu Soikkeli
Sound: Antti Haikonen