Jan Ijäs’s Waste no. 2 Wreck (2016) will be screened at Krakow Film Festival, held from May 26 to June 2. The Kraków Film Festival is one of Europe’s oldest events dedicated to documentary, animation and other short film forms.
Waste no. 2 Wreck is included in the Tampere Film Festival showcase, screened on Tuesday, May 28, at 16:30, and on Friday, May 31, at 13:00.
Waste no. 2 Wreck was filmed in 2014 and 2015 in the graveyard for refugee boats on the Italian island of Lampedusa. It is a story about how the value of garbage and rubbish can surprisingly change.
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.
Krakow Film Festival, May 26 – June 2 2019, Poland
More information: Krakow FF