Atomic (2020) by Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen Collective was selected for the New Point of View competition of THIS IS SHORT online film festival. The film will be streamed from April 25–28.
Atomic is a poetic journey, which tells the story of one particular jewel. The jewel was commissioned by the US army in 1945. The ornamental stone is radioactive Trinitite, which was born as a side product of the first nuclear test in New Mexico. In this small object merge total violence, beauty, precious, sublime ja particular materials and human incompleteness.
HNV is a collective of three artists from different fields of arts: Felicia Honkasalo, Akuliina Niemi, and Sinna Virtanen. Their works are hybrids between music, theatre and fine arts.
THIS IS SHORT is a collaborative project by the European Short Film Network. It is a central access point for mainly European short films: with joint programming, shared programs, and one common gateway to the online presentations of four European film festivals, thus creating a joint online festival experience.
The European Short Film Network (ESFN) is a close association of renowned European short film festivals based on shared principles, shared ideas and shared technology. The ESFN currently consists of the four festivals Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (NL), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE), Vienna Shorts – International Short Film Festival (AT) and Short Waves Festival (PL).
THIS IS SHORT, April 1 – June 30 2021, online
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