Grey Wolf

Digging up the memory of the Finnish Civil War in 1918, Grey Wolf tells a historical story with a modern twist. When Viktor Stark, a peaceful writer of the conservative Whites, finds a wounded enemy soldier hiding for his life, Stark’s values and loyalty are measured against each other. Will he choose a higher moral or otherness? The answer is revealed in the final scene that turns the whole world around. Grey Wolf is set in history, but truly, it tells about us.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Harmaa susi
  • Director
    Topi Raulo
  • Producer
    Claudia Fleege
  • Writers
    Hannes Mattila
  • Photo
    Tomi Rislakki
  • Actors
    Matti Laine, Tapio Liinoja, Miikka Ahonen, Hanan Sneih, Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon
  • Playtime
    20 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre

[Mansplaining: a man talks condescendingly to someone (usually a woman) about something he has incomplete knowledge of, with the mistaken assumption that he knows more about it than the person he’s talking to does.] 

 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.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre
  • Director
    Ilja Rautsi
  • Producer
    Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • Writers
    Ilja Rautsi
  • Photo
    Kerttu Hakkarainen
  • Actors
    Anna Paavilainen, Leo Honkonen, Ella Lahdenmäki, Kari Hietalahti, Pekka Strang, Iska Strang, Vesa-Matti Loiri
  • Playtime
    16 min
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

Homebound

Homebound is a survival story set in one of the world’s biggest refugee camps. A bus is waiting to forcefully return refugees to their country of origin. Xidig, 8, is excited to go home, but his brother Saliim, 12, knows that a war- torn and dangerous place is no one’s home. 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kotimatka
  • Director
    Marika Harjusaari
  • Producer
    Paria Eskandari
  • Writers
    Ilona Ahti
  • Photo
    Antti Ahokoivu
  • Actors
    Mahad Dasar, Amir Dasar, Melissa Haiden, Billings Siwila, Saidi Ndayisshoimiye
  • Playtime
    19 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

Liv

Liv is a dystopian outlook on the future located in Norway. The differences between the rich and the poor countries has increased which has lead to a much stricter immigration policy in the wealthiest part of the world. In this film we follow Nasha on her path to becoming a Norwegian citizen through her final evaluation.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Liv
  • Director
    Mathias Lien
  • Producer
    August Wittemann
  • Writers
    Mathias Lien
  • Photo
    Martin Kopperud
  • Actors
    Maria Agwumaro, Bjarne Hjelde, Henriette Marø, Arthur Berning
  • Playtime
    22 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Westerdals ACT

Melanie

Melanie is 16 years old and lives on the countryside.With her moped as her companion, she moves between her home in the forest and the social activities offered in the small village. Trying hard to gain respect from the grown up world around her, but hasn’t yet decided if that’s where she wants to be from now on.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Melanie
  • Director
    Lisa Meyer
  • Producer
    Lisa Meyer
  • Writers
    Lisa Meyer
  • Photo
    Jan Soja, Eyal Shachar, Malin Nicander, Lisa Meyer
  • Actors
    Louise Petersson, Linnéa Almqvist, Joakim Jonasson, Arbi Alviati, Ayda Kralicek Erekin
  • Playtime
    13 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Production
    Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg

Memor

Munin discovers a strange machine that lets him relive old memories. It quickly lures him to a past filled with both joy and despair.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Memor
  • Director
    Elias Brekke Solberg
  • Producer
    Vincent Borgmo
  • Writers
    Elias Brekke Solberg
  • Photo
    Alexander Herlev Christoffersen
  • Actors
    Amund Harboe, Mathilde Thomine Storm
  • Playtime
    23 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Westerdals ACT

A TREATISE OF THE HUMAN ANIMAL NO. 38: HEARTACHE

A treatise of the human animal no. 38: HEARTACHE is a comical and life-affirming depiction of the human being and its eternal tendency to have its heart broken. In eight standalone chapters, we meet the patients, at the Sanatorium for Heartache, in their assiduous attempt to cure themselves of this terrible disease. Meanwhile, on Antarctica, we join the penguin Edgar on an epic journey, as he traverses snowy plains and stormy mountains, in an attempt to once again be reunited with the love of his life.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Studie udi menneskedyret no. 38: HJERTEKVALER
  • Director
    Jacob Møller
  • Producer
    Charlotte Hjordt
  • Writers
    Jacob Møller, Christian Bengtson
  • Photo
    Stroud Rohde Pearce
  • Actors
    Nicolai Jørgensen, Olaf Johannessen, Nicolai Dahl Hamilton, Simon Bennebjerg
  • Playtime
    29 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Production
    Den Danske Filmskole

Viktor on the moon

Viktor Leth has never been on a date. When going on his first date ever, he accidentally sits down at the wrong table with the slightly older and married Rebekka. She is looking for an adventure away from her marriage and finds Viktor funny. This will be the start of a weird and wild night for the two of them, where Viktor learns more about life and love than most people do in one night.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Viktor på månen
  • Director
    Christian Arhoff
  • Producer
    Emily Nicoline Quist
  • Writers
    Christian Arhoff & Emily Nicoline Quist
  • Photo
    Loui Ladegaard
  • Actors
    Nicolai Jørgensen, Lisa Carlehed, Peter Plaugborg, Mikael Bertelsen
  • Playtime
    28 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Production
    Den Danske Filmskole

FILIA

Maria falls in love at first sight with a corpse she finds in the woods. Will they be together forever?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Filia
  • Director
    Anniina Joensalo
  • Producer
    Anna Mellin
  • Writers
    Ossi Hakala
  • Playtime
    24 min
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

Below the Waves, Above the Clouds

The two best friends, Helene and Theo, travel to Crete to reunite Helene with a past holiday romance. Life is great and the sky is the limit. But when the plan capsizes the girls are faced with unknown inner demons that they have to overcome together. 

Below the Waves, Above the Clouds portrays what it means to be close to someone who is losing grip on herself and her connection to reality. The film argues that whether there is magic in the world is not important – what matters is if you choose to believe there is. 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Under Bølgerne, Over Skyerne
  • Director
    Katrine Brocks
  • Producer
    Pernille Tornøe
  • Writers
    Denise Kræmer, Katrine Brocks
  • Playtime
    29 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Production
    Den Danske Filmskole