Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 4 New York, New York (2020) was selected for Shorts Mexico (World Cinema Showcase) and Bueu International Short Film Festival FICBUEU (Experimental Section). Shorts Mexico is held from September 2–9 in Mexico while FICBUEU will be held from September 11–19 in Spain. The programme of Shorts Mexico includes also Maija Blåfield’s The Fantastic, which was selected for the international documentary competition.
Waste no. 4 New York, New York revisits the history of the City in twenty minutes through twelve cemeteries and one landfill. The short documentary is the fourth, independent episode from the ten-part Waste series.
Media artist and film director Jan Ijäs (b. 1975) studied documentary film making at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University in Helsinki. His work can be described as a blend of avant garde, experimental media art and documentary film making. His films have been screened at more than 200 Finnish and international film festivals and as installations in museums and art galleries. He has won numerous awards, including the Finnish Risto Jarva Prize in 2011 for SWEET MOV(I)E, Raft of the Médusa, film about immigration won Amnesty International Award 2018 at the IndieLisboa film festival in Portugal.
Shorts México, September 2–9 2020, Mexico
Bueu International Short Film Festival FICBUEU, September 11–19 2020, Spain