Short films by Anssi Kasitonni and Elena Näsänen screened at Drama International Short Film Festival

Le Saboteur (2022) by Anssi Kasitonni is part of Drama International Short Film Festival’s International Competition. Elena Näsänen’s short film Turbulent Waters (2022) will also be screened at the festival. Drama International Short Film Festival which takes place on September 5-11 2022 is Greece’s leading short film festival.

In Le Saboteur (2022) by Anssi Kasitonni 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.

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.

Turbulent Waters (2022) follows three lookalike young women in different parts of Europe ruined by rains, drought and storm, whose lives are surprisingly intertwined. It is a contemporary ghost story that deals with global environmental destabilisation through the intersection of three stories.

Elena Näsänen (b.1968) is a visual artist who works with film and video installations. She has studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and The Slade School of Fine Art in London. In her works she combines elements of traditional cinema to video installation. The sound is always essential in her works. Her works has been shown in several exhibitions and film and video festivals. For example in Helsinki Kunsthalle, Marco Museum Vigo, The Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Kyoto Art Center, Mediamatic Amsterdam, FACT Liverpool, Anthology Film Archives New York, La casa Ensendida Madrid, Tate Modern London, ZKM Karlsruhe, Rotterdam Film Festival.

Drama International Short Film Festival, September 5-11 2022, Dráma, Greece.

More information: Drama Short Film Festival.

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.