Hanna Hovitie’s Square the Circle (2023, in featured image) and Jussi Eerola’s Grasshopper (2023) will be screened at Short Film Festival Leuven, taking place from November 24 – December 2, 2023. Square the Circle will compete in the European Competition on Saturday November 25, 2023 at 9:30pm and Thursday November 30 at 5pm, while Grasshopper will participate in the thematic screening Labo, focusing on experimental short films. The screening will run on three different occasions: Sunday November 26 at 8:15pm, Friday December 1 at 10am and Saturday December 2 at 10:15pm.
Square the Circle asks: How to be a circle in a square world? In a two-dimensional space, out of time, a person seeks their belonging to the world through a journey to infinity.
Hanna Hovitie (born 1991) is a film director and video artist from Helsinki, Finland. Her films have been shown and awarded at several prominent international festivals such as DOK Leipzig, Melbourne International Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest, and International Film Festival Rotterdam.
In Grasshopper: Night falls down on empty business premises – and lights go up! A minimalistic musical.
Finnish filmmaker and cinematographer Jussi Eerola (1969) has worked as director of photography on many international award-winning films from prominent Finnish directors and artists. His directorial debut was in 2009 with Refugees of Technocracy, a documentary about electro-hypersensitive people. Return of the Atom (2015) received the Best Nordic Film prize at CPH:DOX and it was co-directed with Mika Taanila, one of the people with whom Eerola founded Elokuvayhtiö Testifilmi, a Finnish film production company. Blue Honda Civic is his directorial short film debut.
Short Film Festival Leuven: November 24 – December 2, 2023, Leuven, Belgium
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