Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives screened at Fantoche International Animation FF and RGB Balkan Arts Festival

Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives continues its festival life. It was selected for the international competition of Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in the competition programme 1. Fantoche IAFF is held from September 3–8 in Baden, Switzerland. It is also included in the selection of the first RGB Balkan Arts Festival, held from September 1–15 at the FolkLife & Ethnological Museum of Macedonia & Thrace, Thesaloniki, Greece.

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.

Elli Vuorinen is an animation artist who lives and works in rural Finland. Her works often balance between surreal, delightful and disgusting. Although her approach is often humoristic the films deal with significant themes of melancholy, solitude and hope. Vuorinen’s style is versatile – blending of minimal and handcrafted, she creates works that are playful and bold. Different animation techniques inspire her work. Vuorinen’s farm studio allows her to work with everything between large scale stop motion to 2D computer animation.

RGB Balkan Arts Festival, September 1–15 2019, FolkLife & Ethnological Museum of Macedonia & Thrace, Thesaloniki, Greece

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, September 3–8 2019, Baden, Switzerland