National Competition 3 

When the Comets Came

A woman struggles to cope with loneliness after a global natural disaster.

Director: Anna Äärelä
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 7 min
Producer: Siiri Koponen, Max Smeds
Production: Oy Directors Guild Ab
Screenplay: Anna Äärelä
Cinematography: Max Smeds
Editing: Anna Äärelä
Pukusuunnittelu: Siiri Sirviö
Sound: Akseli Soini
Music: Akseli Soini
Starring: Nora Pesso
27 First Years

A disabled man moves away from his childhood home, leaving his aging mother to live alone for the first time in her life.

Director: Jussi Sandhu
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 29 min
Producer: Niina Virtanen
Production: Wacky Tie Films
Screenplay: Jussi Sandhu
Cinematography: Salla Lehtikangas, Ville Hakonen
Editing: Pekka Lehtikangas
Sound: Pinja Mustajoki
Music: Tommi Mäki
Starring: Anneli Sandhu, Sami Sandhu
All Inclusive

Fifty year old Kalervo is being bullied at home and at work. Surprisingly he receives “All inclusive” bracelet, which means that anything is possible, even a revenge.

Director: Teemu Nikki
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 14 min
Producer: Jani Pösö
Production: It's Alive Films
Screenplay: Teemu Nikki
Cinematography: Jarmo Kiuru
Editing: Teemu Nikki
Art direction: Santtu Toivola
Pukusuunnittelu: Ninni Lahtinen
Sound: Tuomas Seppänen
Music: Janne Huttunen
Starring: Lauri Maijala, Hannamaija Nikander
How to Approach a Giant Hole

A big sinkhole emerges in a small town ahead of the local elections. Masoud, a local politician in the midst of his election campaign, picks up his brother from a mental health clinic.

Director: Sawandi Groskind
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 21 min
Producer: Teresa Ekman
Production: Parad Media
Screenplay: Sawandi Groskind, Quynh Tran
Cinematography: Johannes Östergård
Editing: Nina Ijäs
Art direction: Moa Cederberg
Pukusuunnittelu: Quynh Tran
Sound: Klosse J. Wistbacka
Music: Benny Ojala
Starring: Ebrahim Saberi, Miragha Sediqi
Two Bodies on a Beach

A woman wakes up on a beach wrapped in plastic, half-naked and in high heels. “Not again”, she sighs and decides to find out who is behind this. She persuades an older woman who has been pushed to the margins of society to accompany her on her revenge trip. During their journey through classical cinematic landscapes, the two women have to face their own lusts, conflicts between generations, and their fragile ideologies.

Director: Anna Paavilainen
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 20 min
Producer: Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
Production: Bufo
Screenplay: Anna Paavilainen, Laura Birn
Cinematography: Jarmo Kiuru
Editing: Tuuli Alanärä
Art direction: Heini Erving
Pukusuunnittelu: Tiina Kaukanen
Sound: Karri Niinivaara
Music: Kasperi Laine
Starring: Laura Birn, Rea Mauranen, Tommi Korpela, Lauri Maijala
Live a Little

Acting a fool convinced you’re a queen. Live a Little taps into the pressures and the amounts of self-control that goes into being a ”good woman” in a patriarchal society by celebrating women who decide to not care.

Director: Jenny Jokela
Country: Finland, Germany, United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Duration: 4 min
Producer: Jenny Jokela, Celia Hillo
Screenplay: Celia Hillo
Editing: Jenny Jokela
Sound: Jenny Jokela, Adam Woodhams
Starring: Émilie Loiseleur