Festival Programme Complemented

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Coming up: a world premiere, a swinging selection of animated music videos and plenty of fun for the whole family!

Fresh From Finland

TAFF proudly presents the world premiere of Malakias’ 18th short film Zoo, a commentary on American politics. The Zoo is tyrannized by alpha male monkey Donald. The wall has been built, and disaster follows. Voodoo Rites, also by Malakias, is a macabre adventure on a skull island.

Overlook, an experimental animation by Pink Twins, was named after the hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The artist duo delivers a taster of subtle cosmic horror, seasoned with zero gravity and a rupture in space-time continuum.

Reetta Neittaanmäki and Erika Weiste’s animation documentary Reminiscences is a study on memory processes. Leena Jääskeläinen’s hand-painted Contact! examines interaction and movement. The young talents of Turku Arts Academy are represented by Elli Maanpää with her film Point of View and  Sonja Yrjölä with Cootie Catcher.

Jouni West’s Fish is based on the director’s childhood memory. It tells about a young sámi boy trying to kill a fish the same way his father does.

Fresh From Finland screening includes the following films:

Au Pair | Tatu Pohjavirta, Mark Ståhle, 2017
Contact! | Leena Jääskeläinen, 2017
Cootie Catcher | Sonja Yrjölä, 2017
Zoo | Malakias, 2017
Fish | Jouni West, 2016
From Beyond the Grave, My Grandfather Told Me Why I Am Alive Today | Otso Alanko, 2017
Overlook | Pink Twins, 2017
Point of View | Elli Maanpää, 2017
Q | Milja Viita, 2016
Reminiscences | Erika Weiste, Reetta Neittaanmäki, 2017
Voodoo Rites | Malakias, 2016
With Colour, With Sound | Petteri Cederberg, 2016

Sweet Music + Family Fun

Just like last year, there will be a fun, inspiring and entertaining selection of animated music videos with plenty of different animating techniques and great emotions. TAFF’s music video screening consists of 16 wonderful videos submitted to the International Competition:

The Animators: Oh My | Tess Martin | Netherlands | 2016
Beata Hlavenková: Companion | Mikkel Odehnalu | Czech Republic | 2016
Brandt Brauer Frick: Holy Night | Danae Diaz | Germany | 2016
A Brighter Light: Home | Jana Kaminski | Netherlands | 2016
Dark Country: 15 000 Miles | Jan Andersson | Finland | 2016
Gudommelig Galskab: Fix | Sara Koppel | Denmark | 2017
Loopstache: All I Need Is You | Aitor Oñederra | Spain, Lebanon | 2017
Macajey: Water | Paula Mauer | Estonia | 2017
Makeunder: Great Headless Blank | Carine Khalife | Canada | 2017
Mark Lotterman: Happy | Alice Saey | France, Netherlands | 2017
Païaka x Ashkabad: Tomorrow People | Jean Gégout, Nikolaï Meltchakov | France | 2016
La Pince Monseigneur: Le Roi | Lorraine Sorlet | France | 2017
T-Rextasy: Gap Yr Boiz | Christian Larrave | Germany | 2016
Trio Port Mone: Sea | Marharita Tsikhanovich | Belarus, Czech Republic | 2017
Victoria + Jean: Until It Breaks | Melanie Tourneur | Belgium | 2016
Yuichi Nagao: Harmonia feat. Makoto | Tarafu Otani | Japan | 2017

In addition, 31 animated shorts have been selected to the kids’ screenings at TAFF Junior Festival and Sunday’s screenings dedicated to the whole family. Click here to see the list of films and to read more about TAFF Junior.

Image: Zoo, dir. Malakias