The Greatest short films from Finland and abroad.
Films in theme
Inspirational and heartbreaking stories of connecting, belonging and identity. Discover new African shorts from around the continent! The screening was curated in collaboration with Think Africa and Ubuntu Film Club.
Animatricks' award-winning animated shorts from 2022 showcase a wide variety of animation and prove how expressive animation at its best can be.
Anni Puolakka’s works combine visual and performing arts with the moving image. Their short films imagine futile futures, gently question and blur the boundaries between human bodies and other species, and slyly stretch what is commonly seen as appropriate.
Valikoima viime vuoden brittiläisen lyhytelokuvan parhaimmistoa, jotka olivat Bafta-ehdokkaina lyhytelokuvakategorioissa.
Short Eurotrips! Discoveries from all over the continent, delicate stories and hope arising from surprising places. The screening opens with the awarded short film The North Pole, which has enjoyed great success in film festivals all over the world.
The screening's festival favourites handle heavy subjects! The screening is part of the EFA Shorts short film tour, which brings the best short films to theatres around Europe.
Aino Suni is a director and screenwriter whose debut fictional feature Heartbeast premieres in 2022. Suni's previous work includes both documentaries and fiction as well as music videos. The screening will dive into her work in the short film format.
A Gen Z queer manifesto from the streets of New York, drama and gossip in the bathroom of a Stockholm club, friendships and jealousy between boys in Denmark The screening tells stories about a new generation from all over the world.
Heartbreaking coming-of-age stories from childhood to adulthood! In these films, pain and hardship do not end with adolescence, and life keeps challenging until the end.
Waiting for artificial intelligence to wake up! This screening delves softly, cruelly and casually into the relationship between machines, technology and human beings.
The screening exploring the relationship between humanity and nature takes us through Brazil to the countryside of Portugal, ending up in Finnish flower fields with leading insect enthusiasts.
The screening presenting new Portuguese shorts includes Cannes Film Festival's Leitz Cine Discovery Prize winner Ice Merchants and festival favourite Nha Sunhu, which innovatively blends fiction with documentary.
Embark on a meditative trip around the world with surprising Finnish short films. This rousing union of film and art won't let the viewer off the hook easily.
The screening is the launching event for AV-arkki and Cinema Orion’s new series of screenings dedicated to experimental cinema. The theme for the opening screening is labour, both emotional and physical, reproductive and dustbusting.
Night Visions International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Scandinavia focusing on – but not limited to – fantasy, horror, science fiction and action cinema. This screening will blow your socks off!
Filmmakers from the north present new stories about love, identity and communitites. The screening includes Hollywood by Finnish filmmaker Tia Kouvo who is currently working on her first feature.
These stories from the liminal spaces between dreams, awareness and reality stay with you for a long time. The screening includes two Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival award winners, the chilling Irish-British Calving and the Brazil-set Sideral, which gives an absurd edge to an everyday family story.
Power and powerlessness, responsibility and irresponsibility by way of documentary, fiction and animation. The screening includes Eliane Esther Bots' documentary In Flow Of Words, which had its world premiere in Locarno.
The winners of the 2022 National Competition will be awarded and presented in the screening.
Staging Silence (3) is the third and final installment in a series of autonomous art films, all realised according to the same principles. The screening is orgarnised together with the Amos Rex museum.
The series of short films explores the Self and its relationship to society, politics, nature and Love in a time of apocalypse. This collection represents intersectional cultures in Finland without defining them; each film is a story, a philosophy and a dream.
Films about the relationship between offspring and parents from different parts of the world. Who ends up raising who?
Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival is an interdisciplinary four-day art event organized every year on the lakeside of Saimaa. The programme of the festival explores the overlapping borders of environmental issues and art.
New European short documentaries with themes that are both light and achingly topical.
Let's go for a visit! This screening includes the Lithuanian Cherries, selected for the Directors' Fortnight series at the Cannes Film Festival, and the absurd, comedic manifesto Los Angeles, France by French-Finnish writer-director Nicole Genevese.
First love, first kiss, first heartbreak, the first time... Cupid's arrows strike, nevermind the age or time!