Below the Waves, Above the Clouds

The two best friends, Helene and Theo, travel to Crete to reunite Helene with a past holiday romance. Life is great and the sky is the limit. But when the plan capsizes the girls are faced with unknown inner demons that they have to overcome together. 

Below the Waves, Above the Clouds portrays what it means to be close to someone who is losing grip on herself and her connection to reality. The film argues that whether there is magic in the world is not important – what matters is if you choose to believe there is. 

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Under Bølgerne, Over Skyerne
  • Regissør
    Katrine Brocks
  • Producer
    Pernille Tornøe
  • Manus
    Denise Kræmer, Katrine Brocks
  • Foto
    Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
  • Spilletid
    29 m
  • År
    2019
  • Land
    Danmark
  • Produksjon
    Den Danske Filmskole

Filia

Maria falls in love at first sight with a corpse she finds in the woods. Will they be together forever?

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Filia
  • Regissør
    Anniina Joensalo
  • Producer
    Anna Mellin
  • Manus
    Ossi Hakala
  • Foto
    Aku Koskinen
  • Skuespillere
    Noora Dadu, Miro Lopperi, Eero Ojala, Vuokko Hovatta
  • Spilletid
    24 m
  • År
    2018
  • Land
    Finland
  • Produksjon
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

Grey Wolf

Digging up the memory of the Finnish Civil War in 1918, Grey Wolf tells a historical story with a modern twist. When Viktor Stark, a peaceful writer of the conservative Whites, finds a wounded enemy soldier hiding for his life, Stark’s values and loyalty are measured against each other. Will he choose a higher moral or otherness? The answer is revealed in the final scene that turns the whole world around. Grey Wolf is set in history, but truly, it tells about us. 

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Harmaa susi
  • Regissør
    Topi Raulo
  • Producer
    Claudia Fleege
  • Manus
    Hannes Mattila
  • Foto
    Tomi Rislakki
  • Skuespillere
    Matti Laine, Tapio Liinoja, Miikka Ahonen, Hanan Sneih, Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon
  • Spilletid
    20 m
  • År
    2018
  • Land
    Finland
  • Produksjon
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre

 [Mansplaining: a man talks condescendingly to someone (usually a woman) about something he has incomplete knowledge of, with the mistaken assumption that he knows more about it than the person he’s talking to does.] 

 An intensely hysterical horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. But the biggest horror may be closer to her than she thinks.

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre
  • Regissør
    Ilja Rautsi
  • Producer
    Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • Manus
    Ilja Rautsi
  • Foto
    Kerttu Hakkarainen
  • Skuespillere
    Anna Paavilainen, Leo Honkonen, Ella Lahdenmäki, Kari Hietalahti, Pekka Strang, Iska Strang, Vesa-Matti Loiri
  • Spilletid
    16 m
  • År
    2018
  • Land
    Finland

Homebound

Homebound is a survival story set in one of the world´s biggest refugee camps. A bus is waiting to forcefully return refugees to their country of origin. Xidig, 8, is excited to go home, but his brother Saliim, 12, knows that a war- torn and dangerous place is no one´s home. 

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Kotimatka
  • Regissør
    Marika Harjusaari
  • Producer
    Paria Eskandari
  • Manus
    Ilona Ahti
  • Foto
    Antti Ahokoivu
  • Skuespillere
    Mahad Dasar, Amir Dasar, Melissa Haiden, Billings Siwila, Saidi Ndayisshoimiye
  • Spilletid
    19 m
  • År
    2019
  • Land
    Finland
  • Produksjon
    Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland

Liv

Liv is a dystopian outlook on the future located in Norway. The differences between the rich and the poor countries has increased which has lead to a much stricter immigration policy in the wealthiest part of the world. In this film we follow Nasha on her path to becoming a Norwegian citizen through her final evaluation.
  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Liv
  • Regissør
    Mathias Lien
  • Producer
    August Wittemann
  • Manus
    Mathias Lien
  • Foto
    Martin Kopperud
  • Skuespillere
    Maria Agwumaro, Bjarne Hjelde, Henriette Marø, Arthur Berning
  • Spilletid
    22 m
  • År
    2019
  • Land
    Norge
  • Produksjon
    Westerdals ACT

Melanie

Melanie is 16 years old and lives on the countryside.With her moped as her companion, she moves between her home in the forest and the social activities offered in the small village. Trying hard to gain respect from the grown up world around her, but hasn’t yet decided if that’s where she wants to be from now on

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Melanie
  • Regissør
    Lisa Meyer
  • Producer
    Lisa Meyer
  • Manus
    Lisa Meyer
  • Foto
    Jan Soja, Eyal Shachar, Malin Nicander, Lisa Meyer
  • Skuespillere
    Louise Petersson, Linnéa Almqvist, Joakim Jonasson, Arbi Alviati, Ayda Kralicek Erekin
  • Spilletid
    13 m
  • År
    2019
  • Land
    Sweden
  • Produksjon
    Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg

Memor

Munin discovers a strange machine that lets him relive old memories. It quickly lures him to a past filled with both joy and despair.   

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Memor
  • Regissør
    Elias Brekke Solberg
  • Producer
    Vincent Borgmo
  • Manus
    Elias Brekke Solberg
  • Foto
    Alexander Herlev Christoffersen
  • Skuespillere
    Amund Harboe, Mathilde Thomine Storm
  • Spilletid
    23 m
  • År
    2019
  • Land
    Norge
  • Produksjon
    Westerdals ACT

Studie udi menneskedyret no 38: Hjertekvaler

Et morsomt og livsbejaende portrett av mennesket og hens evige tendens til å få hjertet sitt knust. Gjennom åtte individuelle kapitler møter vi pasientene på Sanatoriet for Hjertekvaler i deres besværlige forsøk på å kurere seg selv mot sin fryktelige sykdom. I mellomtiden, i Antarktis, følger vi med på pingvinen Edgars episke reise gjennom snø og storm for å bli gjenforent med sitt livs kjærlighet. 

  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Studie udi menneskedyret no. 38: HJERTEKVALER
  • Regissør
    Jacob Møller
  • Producer
    Charlotte Hjordt
  • Manus
    Jacob Møller, Christian Bengtson
  • Foto
    Stroud Rohde Pearce
  • Skuespillere
    Nicolai Jørgensen, Olaf Johannessen, Nicolai Dahl Hamilton, Simon Bennebjerg
  • Spilletid
    29 m
  • År
    2019
  • Land
    Danmark
  • Produksjon
    Den Danske Filmskole

Viktor on the Moon

Viktor Leth has never been on a date. When going on his first date ever, he accidentally sits down at the wrong table with the slightly older and married Rebekka. She is looking for an adventure away from her marriage and finds Viktor funny. This will be the start of a weird and wild night for the two of them, where Viktor learns more about life and love than most people do in one night. Perhaps
  • Program
  • Originaltittel
    Viktor på månen
  • Regissør
    Christian Arhoff
  • Producer
    Emily Nicoline Quist
  • Manus
    Christian Arhoff & Emily Nicoline Quist
  • Foto
    Loui Ladegaard
  • Skuespillere
    Nicolai Jørgensen, Lisa Carlehed, Peter Plaugborg, Mikael Bertelsen
  • Spilletid
    28 m
  • År
    2019
  • Land
    Danmark
  • Produksjon
    Den Danske Filmskole