Shorts

 
 

COLOURFUL LIVING

GREETINGS FROM FAR AWAY

ROUND THE NORTH

TASTE OF LIFE

GIRL POWER

PRODUCED BY CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE FROM OULU

YOUNG NORDIC FILMMAKERS

ESTONIAN ANIMATION FOR KIDS

CLASSIC ESTONIAN ANIMATION

ESTONIAN MOODS

SERGEANT JAMES

 

 

COLOURFUL LIVING

35 min | In Finnish / no dialogue
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 5 YEARS

 

Screening times

Tue 13.11. @ 9.00 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS & KINDERGARTENS

Thu 15.11. @ 16.00 Studio
Fri 16.11. @ 9.00 | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS & KINDERGARTENS

Sun 18.11. @ 11.00 Studio

 

Looney foodz!

Looney Foodz!

Italy 2017 | Director Paolo Gaudio

Humorous animation that reveals what our food is up to inside the fridge.

 

 

Planet Z

Planet Z – Surprise Egg

Finland 2017 | Director Maria Björklund

An animated film about a hungry creature who is desperately searching for food. It finds an unsavoury friend that is difficult to shake off.

 

 

Uku-Uku's enchanted jungle

Uku-Uku's enchanted jungle | Uku-Ukun taikaviidakko

Finland 2017 | Director Jaana Wahlforss

Abandoned by her cousin, Marie meets a drifter girl named Saskia. Saskia can bring Uku-Uku, the guardian of the jungle, back to life. An animation inspired by the colourful works of Naïve art painter Henri Rousseau.

 

 

 

 

   

GREETINGS FROM FAR AWAY

52 min | In English of with English subtitles
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 10 YEARS

 

Screening times

Mon 12.11. @ 11.00 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS

Sat 17.11. @ 11.15 Studio

 

Stories about him

Stories about him | Guanyu ta de gushi

Taiwan 2017 | Director Yung-Shiuan Yang

She has never met her grandfather and tries to get information from her family. Who was he? Where was he from? What was his life like?

 

 

 

A field guide to being a 12-year-old girl

A Field Guide To Being A 12-Year-Old Girl

Australia 2017 | Director Tilda Cobham-Hervey

A playful insight into the world of pre-teen girls
 

 

My best friend's shoes

My best friend's shoes | Rammat Gammat

India 2017 | Director Ajitpal Singh

A deep friendship is placed under a test because of a pair of football shoes.

 

 

 

ROUND THE NORTH

82 min | Finnish & English subtitles
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 10 YEARS

 

Screening times

Mon 12.11. @ 9.00 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS
Wed 14.11. @ 12.00 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS

Sat 17.11. @ 12.30 Pakkala Hall | FREE ADMISSION

 

Shadow boxer

Shadow boxer | Skyggeboxer

Denmark 2017 | Director Andreas Bøggild Monies

Luna’s boxer mother suffers a critical injury during a match. The mother and daughter struggle with their relationship as the mother’s wilful nature appears to be gone. It is now up to the daughter to prove her persistence and believe in her dreams.

 

 

Dance on thin ice

Dance on thin ice | Dans på tunn is

Finland 2017 | Director P.V. Lehtinen

Felix is faced with the impossible task of selling his uncle’s ice cream at the aquatics centre in the middle of winter. A dreamlike story of a young boy and a refugee girl who develop a friendship amidst very unlikely circumstances.

 

 

My gay sister

My gay sister | Min homosyster

Sweden 2017 | Director Lia Hietala

Big sister Gabbi and her girlfriend Majke are a romantic model for Cleo. The young girl is curious about love – what it is, what does it feel like and how to tell someone about your feelings.

 

Bog hole

Bog hole | Myrhull

Norway 2018 | Director Torfinn Iversen

Jenny, her friend Ingrid and Ingrid's father go hiking but the girls seem to be at odds. In the wilderness truths begin to emerge.

 

   

TASTE OF LIFE

45 min | In English or Finnish, with English subtitles
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 12 YEARS

 

Screening times

Wed 14.11. @ 16.00 Studio, Sure sign director Marjo Viitala present at the screening

Thu 15.11. @ 10.00 Studio, Sure sign director Marjo Viitala present at the screening | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS

 

Last stop is the Moon

Last Stop is the Moon

Poland - Lithuania 2017 | Director Biruté Sodeikaité

Stop-motion animation. A girl tries to deal with her illnesss by picturing herself as a unicorn and the illness as a lion.

 

 

With my own two hands

With my own two hands | Deux mains

France 2018 | Director Michaël Barocas

A lifetime illustrated by the hands of a man and those of his loved ones.

 

 

 

Mindscapes

Mindscapes: Hedgehog | Mielikertomuksia: Siili

Finland 2017 | Director Antonia Ringbom

”First I was using booze and drugs. Then I started hearing things.” An animated true story about a young man’s mental problems, illustrated through an animal character.

 

A long story short

Long Story Short – The What, Where And How of Your Clothes

Finland 2017 | Director Veronica Lassenius

An informative animated film about the lifespan of clothes.

 

Sure sign

Sure sign | Varma merkki

Finland 2018 | Director Marjo Viitala

Jarno and his girlfriend are fighting. A song by Roxette launches a chain of events. Clueless Jarno tries his best to avoid a self-fulfilling prophesy now that everything is pointing towards the end of their relationship.

 

 

 

Girl Power

51 min | English subtitles
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 12 YEARS

 

Screening times

Tue 13.11. @ 10.00 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS

Wed 14.11. @ 19.00 Studio
Fri 16.11. @ 16.30 Studio

 

Juck

JUCK [THRUST]

Sweden 2017 | Director Olivia Kastebring

Juck is a group of young women who want to challenge stereotypical ideas of femininity through dance and performance arts.

 

Growing Alice

Growing Alice

Ireland 2017 | Director Danilo Zambrano

The mirror in Alice’s bedroom reflects her growth from a child into a young adult.

 

 

Kaato

Germany - Sweden 2018 | Director Sophia Bösch

16-year-old Linn finally gets to go elk hunting with her father. Linn knows the forest and the rules of hunting but in a group of men she needs to prove her skills.

 

   

PRODUCED BY CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE FROM Oulu

58 min | In Finnish
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 12 YEARS

 

Screening times

Tue 13.11. @ 13.00 Studio, Elokuvaa! makers present at the screening | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS

Sat 17.11. @ 12.30 Studio | FREE ADMISSION

 
Short films from the Elokuvaa! [Shoot Film!] project.
   
Short films made at the Oulu Art School.
 
 

Young Nordic Filmmakers

Germany - Finland - Denmark 2018
27 min | English subtitles
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 12 YEARS
Production: Lübeck Nordic Film Days, Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Station Next

 

Screening time

Wed 14.11. @ 13.30 Studio | FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

BEER FOR PEOPLE
THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO LÜBECK
FOCUS
THOUGHTS ON FINDING

Lübeck documentary workshop

 

 

 

 

ESTONIAN ANIMATION FOR KIDS

39 min | No dialogue
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 3 YEARS

Screening times

Mon 12.11. @ 16.30 Studio | FREE ADMISSION

Wed 14.11. @ 9.00 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS & KINDERGARTENS
Fri 16.11. @ 9.15 Pakkala Hall | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS & KINDERGARTENS
Sat 17.11. @ 10.00 Pakkala Hall | FREE ADMISSION
Sat 17.11. @ 13.00 Hiukkavaaratalo | FREE ADMISSION
Sun 18.11. @ 10.30 Kastelli library | FREE ADMISSION

 

Miriam's hen's dream

Miriam's hen's dream | Miriami kana unistus

Estonia 2016
Director Andres Tenusaar

Miriam’s hen is watching the migrating birds and dreams of flying, but of course hens don’t know how to. Her family tries their best to help her achieve her dream.

 

 

Miriam's kite

Miriam's kite | Miriami tuulelohe

Estonia 2013
Director Riho Unt

The hen is flying a kite with Miriam’s little brother. However, he is too small for the kite and ends up sitting on a tree branch. The hen and Miriam need to act fast to save the little brother.

 

 

Miriam's stray dog

Miriam's stray dog | Miriami kodutu koer

Estonia 2015
Director Andres Tenusaar

The hen’s family adopts a stray dog to save it from the cold. However, the hen does not appreciate the newcomer.

 

 

The carrot

The carrot | Porgand

Estonia 2003
Director Pärtel Tall

A hungry rabbit tries to steal the snowman’s carrot nose. The snowman attempts to escape but his nose always gives away his hiding place. When spring comes, the snowman turns out to be something other than a regular snowman.

 

 

The carrot of the theatre

The carrot of the theatre | Teatriporgand

Estonia 2008
Director Pärtel Tall

The snowman with a carrot nose is running from a rabbit who loves carrots. They both find themselves on a theatre stage. A peculiar performance makes them both rich.

 

 

Lemonade tale

Lemonade tale | Limonaadi lugu

Estonia 2013
Director Vallo Toomla

A child wants some lemonade but mother refuses to buy any. The defiant child still grabs a bottle from the shelf, ends up inside the bottle and sinks to the bottom of a sea of lemonade. There is no way back to the real world, where the mother is searching for her child. Luckily, a friend is willing to help out.

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC ESTONIAN ANIMATION

54 min | No dialogue
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 6 YEARS

Screening times

Thu 15.11. @ 9.00 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS

Sat 17.11. @ 15.00 Studio | FREE ADMISSION

 

Coloured pencils

Coloured pencils | Värvipliiatsid

Soviet Union 1973
Director Avo Paistik

A yellow, a red and a blue colouring pencil are hanging out at the beach, when a chaotic black pencil interrupts them. The animation is playful and full of surprises despite its traditional style.

 

 

Taking off

Taking off | Lend

Soviet Union 1973
Director Rein Raamat

A film about the desire to fly, persistence in achieving one’s dreams.

 
Park

Park

Soviet Union 1966
Director Elbert Tuganov

A film about a park and its visitors, who ignore the reforms by authorities and keep using the same paths despite the new rules.

 
Kauhistuneet silmät

Karsumm

Soviet Union 1980
Director Aarne Ahi

The rabbit’s tale causes a commotion in the jungle, until the lion calms down the scared animals.

 
Wondrous new year night

Wondrous new year night | Imeline nääriöö

Soviet Union 1984
Directors Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer

A stop-motion animation about abandoned toys who decide to find a new home.

 
Sisters

Sisters | Õed

Soviet Union 1974
Director Elbert Tuganov

A film about sisters who are constantly fighting.

 

 

ESTONIAN MOODS

82 min | Finnish/ English subtitles
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 10 YEARS

Screening times

Fri 16.11. @ 11.15 Studio | RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS

Sat 17.11. @ 16.00 Studio | FREE ADMISSION

 

Inventing Estonia

Inventing Estonia | Leiutades eestit

Estonia 2017
Director Aljona Suržikova

A documentary about resourceful Estonian children and their useful inventions.

 

 

Elo

Elo

Estonia 2017
Director Helen Takkin

Tomboy Elo thinks day care is like prison. Her mind changes when she gets a new caretaker, nice and beautiful Helena.

 

 

Päällystakki

The Overcoat

Ireland - Estonia 2018
Directors Sean Mullen, Meelis Arulepp

A film based on Nikolai Gogol's classic about a man who suffers from workplace harassment and decides to save all his money to buy a new overcoat.

 

 

Three August days

Three August days | Kolm päeva augustis

Estonia - United States 2017
Director Madli Lääne

A story of a friendship between an Estonian girl and a Russian boy in Estonia during the fall of communism in 1991.

 

 

 

 

Sergeant James

Sergeant James | Sergent James

France 2017  7 min
Director Alexandre Perez
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 9 YEARS

A thrilling VR film in which a small boy keeps insisting that his toys come to life at night, but his mom is having none of it.

 

 

 

Programme subject to change