Risto-Pekka Blom’s I Am the Human Thy God (2019), Azar Saiyar’s Tell Me (2019), Patrik Söderlund’s Realms (2018), and Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives were selected for the Nordic Competition of Minimalen Short Film Festival, held from January 21–26 in Trondheim, Norway.
Patrik Söderlund’s Realms is included in the competition programme 2, screened on Wednesday, January 22, at 19:00. A short film about geological epochs, kingdoms of life and mass extinctions, Realms voyages through deep time from the primeval ocean to the post-human future.
Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives will be screened in the competition programme 3, on Thursday, January 23, at 17:00. In Still Lives, the concept of busy stillness is explored from various standpoints as museum artefacts from all around the world reflect on the mundane challenges of modern life.
Azar Saiyar’s Tell Me is included in the competition programme 5, screened on Friday, January 24, at 17:00. A narrator asks: “Do you know this bird?”. The video quotes both public and private archival images in which birds are in the centre – birds as individual living beings but also as creatures habiting the world and stories created by humans.
Risto-Pekka Blom’s I Am the Human Thy God (in featured image) will be screened in the competition programme 6, on Friday, January 24, at 19:00. “There was no room for other animals in the ark. The only one left is the king of creation, the worst of all animals, man.”
Minimalen Short Film Festival, January 21–26 2020, Trondheim, Norway
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