Distribution Catalogue 2014-2015

AV-arkki’s Distribution Catalogue 2014-2015 is a DVD-release intended for professional preview. The catalogue is distributed via AV-arkki’s international distribution programme. It is also given out for professional audiences in numerous events, film festivals and art fairs world wide.

Selection team for the Distribution Catalogue 2014-2015 is Juhani Alanen (Executive Director, Tampere Film Festival), Otto Suuronen (Head of International Promotion – Short and documentary films, The Finnish Film Foundation) and AV-arkki’s staff.

Content

Disc 1:

1. Salla Tykkä: Giant (12:47 | 2014)
2. Pekka Sassi: After Everything (28:46 | 2014)
3. Dave Berg: Barbieworld Experience Part 1 – Overture (03:32 | 2014)
4. Erkka Nissinen: Material Consitions of Inner Spaces (15:29 | 2014)
5. Maija Blåfield: Golden Age (18:30 | 2015)
6. Lauri Astala: Transit (09:30 | 2014)
7. Azar Saiyar: Primus Tempus (05:17 | 2014)
8. Maarit Suomi-Väänänen: Minispectacles 9 x Solo, Duo, Trio, Quarter (09:00 | 2014)
9. Kaisu Koski: Not to Scale at All (10:11 | 2014)
10. Hanne Ivars: Power and Glory: Red Carpet (02:36 | 2014)
11. Henna-Riikka Halonen: The Vessel, It’s All Gone Mushroom Shaped and Then to Dust! (08:53 | 2014)
12. Milla Moilanen: Cycle (10:00 | 2014)
13. Emilia Ukkonen: Monologue (06:13 | 2013)

Disc 2:

1. Hannaleena Hauru: Mercy All the Way (29:59 | 2014)
2. Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts: The Factory of the World (08:00 | 2014)
3. Juhani Koivumäki: The Apostle (04:24 | 2015)
4. Jani Ruscica: 10 Minute Display of Unparalleled Grandeur (10:00 | 2014)
5. Johanna Lecklin: The Cage (05:56 | 2015)
6. Miia Rinne: Attraction (04:59 | 2015)
7. Tuomo Kangasmaa: Forêt Shell (06:00 | 2015)
8. Pink Twins: Parametronomicon (09:14 | 2015)
9. Risto-Pekka Blom: Theme Park (04:55 | 2015)
10. Ewa Górzna: Rearranged (09:47 | 2014)


 

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Disc 1:

1. Salla Tykkä: Giant (12:47 | 2014)

Giant features leading junior team gymnasts of Romania. The film is shot in two boarding schools for artistic gymnastics in Onesti and Deva. A soundtrack of interviews with the gymnasts accompanies images of them training and of empty gymnasiums. Archive film footage starting from 1970s and clips from a feature fiction film shot in the same locations reveal not only a continuity in picturing this sport but also the structures of recording it.

2. Pekka Sassi: After Everything (28:46 | 2014)

An encounter with the unknown in extreme circumstances. After Everything is a story of two boys in a world where brutality, inhumanity and killing an angel are commonplace and part of everyday routine. The atmosphere of doom is emphasised by the combination of black-and-white footage, harsh settings and industrial noise music. The powerful story leads to a situation in which brutality is victorious, yet beyond total destruction there is also room for a new beginning.

3. Dave Berg: Barbieworld Experience Part 1 – Overture (03:32 | 2014)

A theme of the human mind at its breaking point where the parts are yet to escape but the cracks are visible.

4. Erkka Nissinen: Material Consitions of Inner Spaces (15:29 | 2014)

Three men are trying to change the material conditions by social action. The lead characters of this absurdist slapstick musical are on a quest to find their inner spaces.​

5. Maija Blåfield: Golden Age (18:30 | 2015)

The director filmed documentary footage over a period of 15 years and left it unwatched. The footage became a relic, a waste, a treasure and a burden and in most cases it tells an entirely different story than was intended to record. The hilarious scenes are created by combining the originally unrelated shots with a recreated soundtrack.

6. Lauri Astala: Transit (09:30 | 2014)

The theme of Transit revolves around the collective visual ideas and notions of the urban environment. Through the camera movements, angles and framings, the “documentary” shots taken in New York shift the city into a fictitious urban space, whose visual familiarity stems from the history of film.

7. Azar Saiyar: Primus Tempus (05:17 | 2014)

Reorganized fragments of television commercials give birth to an illusion that is separate from the originals. The images are still enchanting and appealing – but lack a direct connection to the product. The reason and interpretation becomes more vague and open.

8. Maarit Suomi-Väänänen: Minispectacles 9 x Solo, Duo, Trio, Quarter (09:00 | 2014)

Minispectacles is a series of one-minute films, cinematic haikus. 9 x Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet portray children, the childish, the childless, twins, moms, the French, french fries, as well as boxes for litter and post. To be continued all the way to Part 100. Woman with a pocket camera.

9. Kaisu Koski: Not to Scale at All (10:11 | 2014)

The image of the female reproductive system has been charged with meanings throughout history. By drawing it one inevitably projects emotions and cultural values on it. The animation explores the status of the medical students’ drawings in the process of becoming a doctor. It employs drawings created by 63 first-year medical students in the Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine. The animation also rethinks the relationship between the data analysis and dissemination in arts-based research projects, by introducing a dialogic way to examine the drawing data.

10. Hanne Ivars: Power and Glory: Red Carpet (02:36 | 2014)

Where does power and glory truly appear? Who steps on the red carpet and who does not? The most common meaning for the red carpet is success, but can is also be comparable to finding a new meaning?

11. Henna-Riikka Halonen: The Vessel, It’s All Gone Mushroom Shaped and Then to Dust (08:53 | 2014)

This fictional short film shows an androgynous character’s journey in the empty water tower, through cinematic means of sci-fi. The notion of time assumes new meanings inside of the building. Architecture is brought forward as a state of mind.

12. Milla Moilanen: Cycle (10:00 | 2014)

Cycle of life. Animation is based on old photographs: found footage from the end of the 19th century and photos from the director s family album.

13. Emilia Ukkonen: Monologue (06:13 | 2013)

Self-absorbed man having verbal diarrhea. During a meal he expounds upon his narcissistic observations to an  unseen and silent dinner companion.


Disc 2:

1. Hannaleena Hauru: Mercy All the Way (29:59 | 2014)

The women working in a Finnish unemployment office have a secret club, where they give sex out of pity to outcast young men in order to prevent future school shootings. Mirja (35) tries to hide that after spending a night with unemployed Marko (19), she has fallen in love. Saving Finland is at stake.

2. Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts: The Factory of the World (08:00 | 2014)

The Factory of the World presents video images from a former electronics factory in northern Finland. The factory was closed in 2003 when the production was moved to China. The images are juxtaposed with audio narration about working conditions in Chinese factories. The work observes how the lives and destinies of workers in China and in Finland are connected in the global networks of commerce and capitalism.

3. Juhani Koivumäki: The Apostle (04:24 | 2015)

The Apostle is a metaphorical short film about the radical ideas of Jesus of Nazareth, which are facing new forms of interpretations under the pressure of constantly changing needs of society and institutions.

4. Jani Ruscica: 10 Minute Display of Unparalleled Grandeur (10:00 | 2014)

10 Minute Display of Unparalleled Grandeur is a dialogue of different means of expression or “languages”. Each one of them seeks to pass on the experience of three-dimensionality: language richly describing the colours and forms of natural phenomena; music imitating the sounds of nature; and images seeking via stereoscopy and 3D simulation to provide the most three-dimensional picture possible of the represented places.

5. Johanna Lecklin: The Cage (05:56 | 2015)

The Cage deals with a memory of a horrible childhood experience. A woman tells about a bullying incident from her childhood that she has not forgiven. She meets her bully when she is adult but does not want to see that the other has changed. The story is told in backlashes.

6. Miia Rinne: Attraction (04:59 | 2015)

Attraction is the third work in the series of films that combines hand painting on 35 mm film and it’s digital post-production. In this series, each new work is painted as a new layer upon earlier works. This makes the film resemble the human psychic system as it builds up over time.

7. Tuomo Kangasmaa: Forêt Shell (06:00 | 2015)

Forêt Shell presents an urban story and its setting in northern Finland. There used to be a service station along a highway outside a small town, a popular stopping place for travellers and meeting place for the youth in the 1960s-80s. Local people called it “Forest Shell” (Forêt Shell in French). The examination of the urban story and personal memories from the service station of the past as well as historical facts blend into a narrative and myth on the video.

8. Pink Twins: Parametronomicon (09:14 | 2015)

Parametronomicon presents a model of parametric virtual life. A biomechanic organism moves, multiplies and regenerates in an elaborate series of convulsive movements. Its life spans from simple formations to inevitable apocalyptic visions of an over-the-top visual orgy.

9. Risto-Pekka Blom: Theme Park

You will learn how to own . You do not owe anyone. You’ll get it all.
A video about an air-filled figure at the shopping centre.

10. Ewa Górzna: Rearranged (09:47 | 2014)

Rearranged is a calmly flowing journey through the space submitted to an unexpected transformation. It reveals a surreal moment when the wild enters the conventional rearranging the established order according to unrestrained turbulent rules.