A retrospective screening of Erkka Nissinen’s (b. 1975) works is presented in the distinguished PROFILES Programme at the 61. Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2015.
In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world’s most respected film events. The PROFILES section presents important filmmakers and institutions, some of whom have dealt with the short form for decades. In 2015, Oberhausen’s five PROFILES are dedicated to the works of Ito Takashi (Japan), Erkka Nissinen (Finland), William Raban (Great Britain), Jennifer Reeder (USA) and Vipin Vijay (India). Previously, the programme has presented Finnish artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila (2000) and Ilppo Pohjola (2012).
Erkka Nissinen @ PROFILES
Sunday, May 3 at 14.30, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria
A Man and Carrot, 2001, 2′
Helsinki 2000, Episode 2, 2000, 10’30”
The Social Construction of Reality, 2005, 17′
Night School, 2007, 15’30”
Vantaa, 2008, 10′
Rigid Regime, 2012, 13′
Polis X, 2012, 15’30”
In little more than a decade, filmmaker and artist Erkka Nissinen has produced a body of work that has no equal in the cinema of these years: absurd, grotesque, bizarre, satirical. Nissinen has studied in The Slade School of Fine Art in London and the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland. During 2011 Rotterdam Art Fair Nissinen won the acclaimed Illy Prize. In 2013, he was awarded with the AVEK Prize for media art.
AV-arkki presents recent Finnish short films at Distributors’ Screening
Sunday, May 3 at 17:00, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset
Häkki by Johanna Lecklin, 2015, 6’30”
Golden Age by Maija Blåfield, 2015, 18’30”
Parametronomicon by Pink Twins, 2015, 9′
Forêt Shell by Tuomo Kangasmaa, 2015, 6′
The Apostle by Juhani Koivumäki, 2015, 4’30”
Rearranged by Ewa Gorzna, 2015, 10′
61. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
30 April – 5 May 2015
More information: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is an important event and presenter of experimental film. AV-arkki has participated in the festival for several years, with the aim of presenting and promoting Finnish media art abroad.
AV-arkki’s Programme Coordinator Hanna Joensuu will be present in Oberhausen between May 2 and 4. For more information and press photos, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 4356 092.