CUT TO THE CHASE – LOVE & ANARCHY SHORTS: NATIONAL COMPETITION 2019

A total of 30 entries have been shortlisted for the national competition of HIFF’s Cut to the Chase – R&A Shorts event 2019. The professional jury of the national competition comprises of screenwriter Anna Brotkin, actor Boodi Kabbani and film educator Hanna Wahlman.

The jury will select a winner who will be awarded the R&A LIFT Award worth 1500 euros. For the first time, the Finnish Film Foundation’s UUSI AALTO AWARD will be given to a new talent whose short film represents the bright tomorrow of Finnish film. The prize is a festival trip to a European film festival. The audience can vote for their favorite short film among the competition line-up. R&A LIFT Award is sponsored by media and arts festival LIFT. The audience award is sponsored by Rajala Pro Shop. The winners will be announced on Saturday, September 28.

R&A SHORTS: NATIONAL COMPETITION – 2019 JURY:

                 
Anna Brotkin                     Boodi Kabbani                  
Hanna Wahlman

R&A SHORTS: THE NATIONAL COMPETITION

THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, PART 1
Joonas Rutanen: Close to Me
Otso Alanko: Crossing Tracks
Severi Koivusalo: Wedding Waltz
Emma Louhivuori: Her Head
Vilja Autiokyrö: 1,5 Meters Space
Juho Luukkainen: My Childhood feat. Drake

THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, PART 2
Hanna Hovitie: Terraria
Lauri-Matti Parppei: Silent as Murderers
Pia Andell: The Match
Ami Lindholm: Mother and Milk
Antti Heikki Pesonen: A Target
Milja Härkönen: To Feel Alive

THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, PART 3
Anna Äärelä: When the Comets Came
Jussi Sandhu: 27 First Years
Teemu Nikki: All Inclusive
Sawandi Groskind: How to Approach a Giant Hole
Anna Paavilainen: Two Bodies on a Beach
Jenny Jokela: Live a Little

THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, PART 4
Katja Korhonen: I’m Listening
Sanna Liljander: Life on Hold
Kirsikka Saari: Super Comfort
Milja Viita: Animal Bridge U-3033
Patrik Söderlund: Realms
Malakias: Skeleton in the Closet
Jukka Kärkkäinen: Kebab King

THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, PART 5
Jarno Lindemark: From Matti with Love
Haidi Motola: Last Day in Cairo
Elli Vuorinen: Still Lives
Viktor Granö: A Chamber Play
Tinja Ruusuvuori: Untitled (burned rubber on asphalt, 2018)