Hannaleena Heiska’s, Pasi Autio’s, and Elli Vuorinen’s short films at Filmfest Dresden

Hannaleena Heiska’s Metamorphosis (2022, in featured image), Pasi Autio’s Feel the Heat (2022), and Elli Vuorinen’s Flower Show (2023) will be screened at Filmfest Dresden, held from April 16–21 2024 in Germany.

Hannaleena Heiska’s Metamorphosis is included in Short Film Lotto, a special screening in which the screening order or the films is arbitrary. The screening will take place on Wednesday, April 18 2024, from 19:00 onwards in Scheune-Blechschloss. What happens when the audience and staff have left and the art begins to live its own life? The work suggests indulging in a viewing experience and surrendering to the introduction of non-verbal narration. Metamorphosis is an experimental short film shot on 16mm black and white film that combines painting and contemporary ballet. The film is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between visual artist Hannaleena Heiska and dancer-choreographer Minna Tervamäki. It was shot in the empty exhibition hall of the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA.

Pasi Autio’s Feel the Heat is included in the screening “Open Air Shorts: The Self(ie)”, taking place in Schlossplatz on Tuesday, April 17, at 18:00, and on Thursday, April 19 2024, at 19:00. Feel the Heat depicts a one-man disco in a forest at night, and the atmosphere is magnificent – the lights are flashing, birds are singing, dancing continues and time disappears. The night cannot go on forever and, in the morning, the surrounding reality is revealed.

Pasi Autio: Feel the Heat (2022)

Elli Vuorinen’s animation Flower Show is included in the screening “Open Air Shorts: Female Gazes”, taking place in Schlossplatz on Tuesday, April 17, at 21:00, and on Friday, April 20 2024, at 17:00. The hand-drawn animation explores the underlying fabric of our society.

Filmfest Dresden, April 16–21 2024, Germany

More information: Filmfest Dresden

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. If you want to hear the latest news from our distribution, subscribe to our newsletter!