THE 49TH TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL IS HELD BETWEEN MARCH 6 AND 10. THE OLDEST AND LARGEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES IS AV-ARKKI’S MAIN ASSOCIATE IN FINLAND. Both THE NATIONAL COMPETITION and the International competition OF TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL INCLUDE SHORT FILMS BY AV-ARKKI’S ARTISTS. IN ADDITION, AV-ARKKI HAS CURATED A SPECIAL PROGRAMME to celebrate our 30th anniversary!
“New and old Sincerity” – Av-arkki’s two-part jubilee screening!
One of the buzzwords in the field of contemporary art and culture during the 2010s has been “New Sincerity”, which is an offshoot of a broader movement called metamodernism. Neither concept has been specifically defined, but they can be described as attempts to move away from the apathy of postmodern irony, back towards meaning and intent. The means of achieving this include sentimentality, even calculated naivety, like being nostalgic while keeping a finger on the pulse. AV-arkki’s two-part jubilee screening is a mixture of old and new sincerity. The first part studies the rules, challenges and possibilities related to encounters and contact between people, from Anneli Nygren’s legendary Laundry-Work (1992) to Hannaleena Hauru’s The Ice Hockey Film by Heidi (2017). The second screening explores emotions connected to cultural environments and products. Pilvi Takala cannot go to Disneyland in a Snow White costume, and Mika Taanila takes us to a robot football match.
The screenings consist of following works:
Anneli Nygren: Laundry Work (1992, 03:20)
Jaakko Pallasvuo & Anni Puolakka: Sacre (2015, 21:13)
Hannaleena Hauru: The Ice Hockey film by Heidi (2017, 5:00)
Anssi Kasitonni: Lobster Love from the Deep (2001, 5:26)
Sakari Tervo & Juho Taavitsainen: Peter and the Wolf (2012, 15:00)
JOKA Klubi: The Long Goodbye (2016, 7:49)
AV-arkki 2: Culture / 8.3. FRI 14:00 | PLEVNA 6 | P76 / 9.3. SAT 10:00 | PLEVNA 6 | L114 |
Marikki Hakola: The Time is Right for… (1984, 3:10)
Markus Renvall: Helicopter (2007, 5:09)
Pilvi Takala: Real snow white (2009, 09:15)
Pekka Sassi: Making Art Video (2016, 10:57)
Mika Taanila: RoboCup99 (2000, 25:08)
Short films by Risto-Pekka Blom, Milja Viita, Anssi Kasitonni, Elina Oikari, and Patrik Söderlund in the competition selections
Both the national and the international competitions of Tampere Film Festival include Finnish experimental films and media art. The national competition selection includes Risto-Pekka Blom’s I Am a Man, Your God (2018), Milja Viita’s Animal Bridge U-3033 (2018), Anssi Kasitonni’s Sakke (2018), Elina Oikari’s Govadas (2018), and Patrik Söderlund’s Realms (2018), which was also selected for the international competition.
Marja Helander’s and Jan Ijäs’s short films at special screenings
Marja Helander’s Birds in the Earth was awarded at Tampere Film Festival 2018 with the main prize of the national competition and Risto Jarva Prize. This year it will be screened in the opening screening of the festival on Wednesday, March 6, at 18:00 and in the Risto Jarva Prize retrospective on Friday, March 8, at 22:00, and on Saturday, March 9, at 12:00. This year, Marja Helander is also a member of Risto Jarva Prize Jury.
Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 2 Wreck (2016) will be screened in special screening Walls 3, on Friday, March 8, at 20:00, and on Saturday, March 9, at 18:00.
Tampere Film Festival, March 6–10 2019
More information: Tampere FF