Milja Viita’s Q at European Animated Film Festival, New York

Milja Viita’s Q (2016) is screened at European Animated Short Film Festival, held in New York from May 9–11. Viita’s short film is included in the opening night programme “Borderland Surveyors“, curated by Holger Lang, Vienna based animation artist, filmmaker, producer and teacher, board member of ASIFA Austria. The screening takes place in the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

Q is a conceptual film about forces that change the world. Q takes us to the end of the worlds, the depths of the ocean and to the ruins of Atlantis. The artist’s firstborn son transformed, in the blink of an eye, into a young man. Q’s destruction is the road to new growth — it is the only promise of continuity and the emergence of new nations. Q is shot on 16 mm film whose surface has been hand-coloured. But what or who is Q?

Milja Viita‘s (b.1974) installations and films consist of experimental and documentary elements. Her works have been exhibited in e.g. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Mänttä Art Festival and in film and media art festivals internationally. Milja Viita lives and works in Porvoo, Finland. She graduated with MFA degree in Time and Space Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2005.

Animated Souls – European Animated Film Festival, May 9–11, New York

More information: ACFNY

AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.