National Competition 4 

I’m Listening

In the last hours of the night, Mirja, a Night Radio host, gets a call on the air of a possible end of the world. Soon this unexpected call starts bursting Mirja’s bubble in a way she never would have expected.

Director: Katja Korhonen
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 12 min
Producer: Ville Sivonen
Production: Takauma
Screenplay: Katja Korhonen
Cinematography: Sonja Huttunen
Editing: Magdalena Spiik
Production design: Katariina Kapi
Pukusuunnittelu: Kaisa Pohjola
Sound: Jukka Andersson
Music: Teemu Liekkala
Starring: Marjaana Maijala, Sari Siikander
Life on Hold

A film about a single woman’s dream to have a child, in a country where single women’s fertility treatments were almost denied.

Director: Sanna Liljander
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 15 min
Producer: Sanna Liljander
Production: Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland
Screenplay: Sanna Liljander
Cinematography: Sanna Liljander, Anna Antsalo
Editing: Sanna Liljander
Sound: Juho Luukkainen
Super Comfort

Taina (52) is preparing a perfect weekend with the family, since her son Eetu (23) is visiting with his girlfriend Noora. Nothing goes as planned. The more Taina tries to entertain everyone, the less comfortable they feel.

Director: Kirsikka Saari
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 15 min
Producer: Sanna Kultanen
Production: Tuffi Films
Screenplay: Kirsikka Saari
Cinematography: Päivi Kettunen F.S.C.
Editing: Jan Forsström
Production design: Roosa Marttiini
Pukusuunnittelu: Roosa Marttiini
Sound: Lotta Mäki
Starring: Tiina Pirhonen, Eero Saarinen, Paavo Kinnunen, Misa Lommi, Pirjo Lonka
Animal Bridge U-3033

Animal Bridge U-3033 is about the parallel realities of humans and wild animals. It’s filmed during a year on a bridge above motor highway. These bridges are architecturally engrossing structures, addressed only to the nature, allowing animals to cross the highway. The built environment meets the untouched nature in this narrow strip of urban forest. The 35mm film sequences shot with an old camera create contrast with a mysterious reality captured by trail cameras.

Director: Milja Viita
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 12 min
Producer: Veli Granö
Production: Filemo Films
Screenplay: Milja Viita
Cinematography: Milja Viita
Editing: Milja Viita
Sound: Viljami Mehto, Veli Granö
Music: Viljami Mehto
Starring: Loa Salo

Short film Realms is a voyage through time, evolution and the kingdoms of life towards the natural destruction wrought upon the planet by the human species.

Director: Patrik Söderlund
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
Producer: Jussi Eerola
Production: Elokuvayhtiö Testifilmi Oy
Screenplay: Patrik Söderlund
Cinematography: Jussi Eerola
Editing: Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Production design: Markku Pätilä
Sound: Olli Huhtanen
Music: Max Savikangas
Skeleton In The Closet

A Stranger In A Strange Land, Exodus 2:22

Director: Malakias
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 11 min
Producer: Malakias
Production: The Dead Will Rice -studio
Screenplay: Malakias
Cinematography: Malakias
Editing: Malakias
Production design: Malakias
Pukusuunnittelu: Malakias
Animaatio: Malakias, Simo Ruotsalainen, Petja Narmala, Antti Laakso
Sound: Yrjö Saarinen
Music: Yrjö Saarinen
Kebab King

Kebab King is shaking fist with a humorous twist. It’s a short film about hatred that has no justified target. Dry, cold winter, smoking dust of a highway, blocks of flats in a horizon and leather seats of VOLVO S40 give visual look for the film.

Director: Jukka Kärkkäinen
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 9 min
Producer: Juha Löppönen
Production: Mouka Filmi
Screenplay: Jukka Kärkkäinen
Cinematography: Jani Kumpulainen F.S.C.
Editing: Otto Heikola, Jukka Kärkkäinen
Production design: Kebab King
Pukusuunnittelu: Kata Launonen
Sound: Antti Haikonen
Music: Riku Kärkkäinen
Starring: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Riku Kärkkäinen, Teemu Nikki, Mika Hautamäki, Arthur Franck