Kutsu – Best of 2015 WIFTI Short-Case

tff_logo_colorLauantai 7.3.2015, 16:30 – 18:30
Tullikamarin Pakkahuone
Tullikamarin aukio 2, Tampere

Kansainvälisen naistenpäivän aattona 7.3.2015 Tampereen elokuvajuhlilla nähdään valikoima parhaista WIFTI Short-Casen finalisteista ennakkonäytöksenä.

WIFTI Short-Case on kansainvälisen Women in Film and Television Internationalin järjestämä kilpailu, johon tänä vuonna osallistui lähes 900 elokuvaa 58:sta eri maasta. Kymmenettä vuotta juhlivan kilpailun pääpalkinto jaetaan sunnuntaina 8.3. kansainvälisenä naisten päivänä Washingtonissa ja elokuvia esitetään ympäri maailman erikoisnäytöksissä WIFTIn jäsenjärjestöjen toimesta.

Women in Film & Television Finland järjestää yhteistyössä Tampereen elokuvajuhlien kanssa ennakkonäytöksen kilpailun parhaista elokuvista.

Näytökseen on vapaa pääsy. Elokuvat on tekstitetty englanniksi ja näytöksen kesto on n. 96 minuuttia.

haayoWedding Night 
Original Title: (Hääyö)
Director: Jenni Toivoniemi
Category: Narrative
Duration: 7:00
Country of Origin: Finland
Synopsis: Two young mormons are having their wedding night. The first time is a surprise for both of them.

Beard on the Run
Original Title: (Skägget är löst)
Director: Camille Roos
Category: Documentary
Duration: 7:00
Country of Origin: Finland
Synopsis: Artist Heidi Lunabbas takes her Beard Studio on the road to the streets of Stockholm and Helsinki, to invite the beardless to try on a bushy beard or a stylish moustache. The spontaneous responses of delight or dismay from participants and passersby are not only entertaining, but thought-provoking, as Lunabbas challenges our ingrained gender norms.

By this River 
Director: Melissa Anastasi
Category: Narrative
Duration: 14:00
Country of Origin: Australia
Synopsis: When his mother dies, a boy helps his younger brother and father accept her death through the retelling of his mother’s story – of departed souls traveling across the River Styx. They build a raft decorated with his mother’s mementos, to replicate the journey the deceased will take, from the Land of the Living to the Land of the Dead.

Baja’s Secret Miracle
Director: Eliana Alvarez Martinez
Category: Documentary
Duration: 12:45
Country of Origin: United States
Synopsis: Mario Castro, a fisherman who decided to change the destiny of his community, narrates this wonderful story that takes us in a journey of decades, to understand how the town of Cabo Pulmo created the world’s most robust marine reserve.

Life with Asperger’s
Director: Jaime Ekkens
Category: Documentary
Duration: 4:00
Country of Origin: United States
Synopsis: “A Life with Asperger’s” is an animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome. It is a voice over narrative that demonstrates that Asperger’s is not simply “being a little awkward”, rather, it is about adapting to one’s limitations in the face of anxiety and isolation. The technique is a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.

Keli
Director: Ranjitha Rajeevan
Category: Animation
Duration: 7:00
Country of Origin: India
Synopsis: Animated tale of a young girl dealing with the issues of self-determination. Ponnu is fascinated by Pottan Theyyam, an ancient rebel who stood for equality. She dreams to be like him, dance like him. But she is realizing how difficult it is for `her’ to be like `him’.

Hunger 
Director: Mathilde Rousseau
Category: Narrative
Duration: 11:18
Country of Origin: France
Synopsis: In a grim, not-too-distant dystopia, all food distribution is rigidly controlled. Table scraps are monitored to guard against waste. Despite tomorrow’s compulsory medical check-up, worker Jean-Paul rebels by secretly cooking forbidden food. His friend Nathan arrives to share the delicious dinner. The next day, they may bear the consequences, but Jean-Paul will relish the memory.

Mbeti: The Road to Kisesini
Director: Ann Bromberg
Category: Documentary
Duration: 15:00
Country of Origin: United States
Synopsis: In Kenya and other African countries many newborns die within the first week of life, usually from infection or other preventable causes. This compelling documentary is designed to engage a diverse international audience with a powerful visual narrative.

Marrying the Sea 
Director: Sarah Walsh
Category: Animation
Duration: 4:00
Country of Origin: Ireland
Synopsis: Animated. Seamus an elderly sailor who is tired of being tormented by the death of his wife and the creatures that live at sea who like to remind him of it, so he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Before Babel 
Director: Cheryl White
Category: Animation/real action
Duration: 5:21
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Synopsis: A grieving mother retraces the last steps of her deceased son – a free spirit and painter. When she locates his final, glorious view and artist’s rendering of the scene, she experiences a soulful, healing connection to her child.

Keeping the Promise
Directors: Sandy Parker & Jency Griffin Hogan
Category: Documentary
Duration: 7:00
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: Keeping the Promise exposes the underworld of human trafficking and how two women helped each other escape and are now helping others. The average age of entry into prostitution for American girls is 12 to 14. Worldwide, human trafficking has surpassed guns and is second only to drugs in illegal trade. Eden House is a unique two-year program in New Orleans that provides a home for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited, giving them an opportunity to reclaim their lives. Keeping the Promise is a call to action for individuals to get involved in their communities to address this problem.

Arabesque
Director: Ana Claudia Predolim
Category: Animation
Duration: 1:34
Country of Origin: Brazil
Synopsis: In a street with a graffiti landscape, arises the image of a ballerina that lightly dances. The beauty of different kinds of art, like the smooth moviments of ballet or the hip hop beat, harmonize because all elements are an art expression.

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