Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 2 Wreck competes at Go Short International Short FF Nijmegen

Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 2 Wreck competes in the international competition of Go Short International Short Film Festival. Held in Nijmegen, Netherlands, from April 5–9, the festival is the main short film festival in Netherlands.

Waste no. 2 Wreck has been previously screened e.g. at Message to Man International Documentary Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Concorto Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. It was awarded at Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland, for “the most innovative documentary film language”.

Waste no. 2 Wreck was filmed in 2014 and 2015 in the graveyard for refugee boats on the Italian island of Lampedusa. It is a story about how the value of garbage and rubbish can surprisingly change.

Media artist and filmmaker Jan Ijäs lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Ijäs works with documentary, fiction and alternative film. The films of Ijäs deal with serious and difficult social themes, like migration into foreign and hostile societies. Ijäs’s films have been shown very widely abroad at over a hundred film festivals and as installations in museums and galleries.

Go Short International Film Festival, Nijmegen, Netherlands, April 5–9

More information: Go Short

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.