Finnish Gala Screening

Kotimainen juhlanäytös

Finland 2017
In Finnish with English subtitles
90 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above

Teppo Airaksinen
The Ceiling (Katto)
On the brink of divorce a middle aged man, Olavi, retreats to his cabin by the lake. After a few days he finds that the ceiling has come down making him unable to stand up straight. His friend Tuomas arrives and insists that something has to be done whereas Olavi is content with the limited space.
Length: 14 min
Production: John Lundsten / TACK Films

Marja Helander
Birds in the Earth (Eatnanvuloš lottit)
Sami dance students Birit and Katja Haarla dance through the villages and lost woods of Sápmi all the way to where the important decisions are made. The polarity of Nature and the Western way of life is filtered through sharp humour.
Length: 11 min
Production: Marja Helander / Studio Marja Helander

Heta Jäälinoja
The doorbell rings but the house is still a dreadful mess. Winner of the National Competition Grand Prix in Tampere Film Festival 2017.
Length: 4 min
Production: Helen Unt / Eesti Kunstiakadeemia

Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen
Taking the Floor (Puheenvuoro)
On 7 November 2016, the Tampere City Council convenes to discuss the tram. 
Length: 9 min
Production: Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen / Pohjankonna

Teemu Niukkanen
Fucking Bunnies (Saatanan kanit)
Raimo is a middle-aged Finnish man living in the posh suburbs of Helsinki. His comfy middle-class bubble is burst when a satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door. However, the cult leader, Maki, is a very nice guy, always on the lookout for new friends. Being oblivious to Raimo’s subtle hints to keep his distance, he volunteers to be his squash partner.
Length: 16 min
Production: Daniel Kuitunen, Tero Tamminen & Kaisla Viitala / Elokuvayhtiö Komeetta

Juho Kuosmanen
The Moonshiners (Salaviinanpolttajat)
The Moonshiners is a new remake of the now lost first Finnish film Salaviinanpolttajat (1907), in which the children of Scrap-Mattila inherit all the essentials for a good life: moonshine equipment and a pig. As they embark on their journey, they put the inheritance into a good use.
Length: 15 min
Production: Otto Kylmälä & Jussi Rantamäki / Otso Film

Jan Ijäs
Social Connection (Sosiaalinen yhteys)
The film’s dialogue has been copied from online forums as is, with no editing. Many times these “faceless” online conversations end up to a very surreal limbo.
Length: 13 min
Production: Jan Ijäs