Plenty of Finnish artists’ moving image at the 68th ISFF Oberhausen

The 68th edition of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will be held from April 30 – May 9 2022. The online programme of the festival is available from April 30 to May 3 on the festival platform. Matti Harju‘s Born to Feel (2022) was selected for the International Online Competition 2. Another short film by Harju, Three Days of Rain (2022, in featured image) was selected for the International Competition 3 at the on-site festival. The screening takes place on Friday, May 6 at 13:00.

Conditional Cinema: Obsolete Human

Jussi Eerola: Blue Honda Civic (2020)

The third and final part of the Conditional Cinema project, curated by Mika Taanila, brings together works that focus on a cinema where the human element has become vague and sometimes almost unnecessary. It presents a flow of three speculative and fuzzy conditions – the screen, the weather and, finally, non-human actors. The Conditional Cinema project concludes with an Artist Talk reviewing the trajectory of the series, which investigated over three years (starting in 2018 and interrupted by Corona in 2020 and 2021) how “live cinema” responds to the global online culture, the decline of manual labour and the problem of obsolete humans.

The international programme of Conditional Cinema inludes also conditional works by AV-arkki’s artists: Sami van Ingen‘s Dark Then Clear (Conditional Cinema 1, Thursday, May 5, 21:45), Jussi Eerola‘s Blue Honda Civic (Conditional Cinema 2, Friday, May 6, 17:00), Mika Taanila’s I Might Be Stuck, and Milja Viita‘s Bambi (both included in Conditional Cinema 3, Saturday, May 7, 21:45).

Check out our recent titles in AV-arkki’s distributors’ screening

Leena Pukki: The Time of a Slime Mold (2021)

AV-arkki presents a showcase of seven recent titles in our distribution. The screening takes place on Sunday, May 8, at 12:30 and includes the following short films and videos:

In addition, Azar Saiyar’s My Home (2022) can be seen in Arsenal’s distributor’s screening on Thursday, May 5, at 19:30, while Elian Mikkola’s Via Karelia (2020) is included in CFMDC & Vtape’s screening on Sunday, May 8, at 14:45.

ESFN presents: Four Perspectives: Movements

Mika Taanila: Six Day Run (2013)

The European Short Film Network has organised a touring programme “Four Perspectives: Movements”. Four Perspectives is a collaborative programme line created and curated by members of the European Short Film Network. The programs are presented on the online short film platform THIS IS SHORT and screened during the four festivals in the network: Go Short, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Vienna Shorts and Short Waves Festival.

The screening Movements 1, taking place on Thursday, May 5, at 13:15 includes Mika Taanila’s Six Day Run (2013) and Salla Tykkä’s Giant (2014).

The 68th ISFF Oberhausen, April 30 – May 9 2022, online & Oberhausen, Germany

More information: ISFF Oberhausen

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.