Anssi Kasitonni’s Le Saboteur awarded at BAFICI, Buenos Aires

Anssi Kasitonni’s Le Saboteur was awarded with the Jury Special Prize at BAFICI, held from April 19 – May 1 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The film was selected for the avant-garde competition of the festival.

In Le Saboteur, an ex-saboteur gets back in the game and every trick will be exposed! A short action film about the joint adventure of indie filmmaking – with all the special effects. Le Saboteur is distributed in collaboration between AV-arkki – Centre for Finnish Media Art and Raina Film Festival Distribution. 

Anssi Kasitonni is a skateboarder and an award-winning artist from Sahalahti, Finland. He has worked in music, drawing and sculpture, but to many of his fans, the most beloved of his works are the short films he makes at his own farm. The films deal with age-old questions related to morality, love, death, generation gaps, sexuality and, of course, submarines. The ideas are epic, the films decidedly homespun. His movies create their own world that tells us something essential about ours. Kasitonni won the esteemed Ars Fennica Award in 2011.

BAFICI, April 19 – May 1 2023, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information: BAFICI

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.