OAF Film Screenings

The film screenings present short films by Panu “Prinssi” Palm: Vasikan Matka, Finnish Deafblind Association’s working group: Kädet, a performative documentary by Li Taiga and Jenni Österlund: Totem of Our Generation, an animation by Riina Noro: Ouzo ja omituinen kullankaivaja and a short film Jyrki Haapala: Lindu ja Veneh as well as a short film about Finnish underground culture by the OAF residency artist Marianne Schmidt created during their residency period. 

The series of short films addresses eternal questions of the human kind, about transitional rituals, maladjustment and the meaning of communication. As themes of today arise also the shared cultural traditions, language and history of Finland and its neighboring countries Sweden and Russia. The films include adventures spiced with humor extending into post-apocalyptic spheres.

The first screening of the OAF films as a complete set takes place on Saturday, 13.8.2022. After the screening, the audience can join the Q&A with the film artists and curators. The following screenings are on Wednesday, 17.8.2022 and Friday, 19.8.2022. The Central Library Oodi’s Kino Regina is hosting the screenings. You can also watch the films at the OAF Online Stage.

There is no age restriction for the film screenings. In collaboration with Central Library Oodi.

The films:

Panu “Prinssi” Palm: Vasikan Matka (2020)

The film Vasikan Matka (in English: “Journey of the Calf”) describes human maladjustment in an environment created by themselves.

Duration: 5 min. 29 sec.

To the artist page

 

Finnish Deafblind Association’s working group: Kädet (2021)

The film Kädet (in English: “Hands”) produced by the Finnish Deafblind Association describes the meaning of hands in communication. Through a number of key events, “Kädet” tells about the association’s 50 years of work and about the birth of this own, rare community.

Duration: 4 min. 33 sec.

To the artist page


Li Taiga and Jenni Österlund: Totem of Our Generation (2019)

Li Taiga and Jenni Österlund’s Totem of Our Generation is a performative documentary which might be situated in a post-apocalyptic world, in which the creatures begin to merge with the waste scattered in their nature and environment.

Duration: 11 min. 34 sec.

To the artist page


Riina Noro: “Ouzo and the strange gold miner” (2019)

Riina Noro’s animation film “Ouzo and the strange gold miner” written and directed by Noro, tells a story about a gold miner’s and a dog wolf’s adventures.

Duration: 3 min. 14 sec.

To the artist page


Jyrki Haapala: Veneh (2016) & Lindu (2021)

Jyrki Haapala’s Veneh (2016) and Lindu (2021) are parts of a film trilogy in Karelian language. The first part called Veneh described wedding celebrations and a girl’s transition to a bride. Lindu, on the other hand, is a film about death and the Karelian mythology and rituals connected to it.

Veneh: Duration: 30 min 0 sec.

Lindu: Duration: 35 min 0 sec.

To the artist page


OAF X Karelian karaoke X Veneh movie event page

Marianne Schmidt’s film (2022)

In this film, Marianne Schmidt is researching Finnish underground art and culture from the 1960s. This film was created during the OAF residency.

To the artist page


Sat 12.8.2022

  • Panu “Prinssi” Palm: Vasikan Matka

  • Finnish Deafblind Association’s working group: Kädet

  • Li Taiga and Jenni Österlund: Totem of Our Generation

  • Riina Noro: Ouzo and the strange gold miner

  • Marianne Schmidtin elokuva

  • Jyrki Haapala: Lindu

  • Q&A-keskustelu

 

Wed 17.8.2022 & Fri 19.8.2022

  • Jyrki Haapala: Veneh

  • Jyrki Haapala: Lindu

  • break

  • Panu “Prinssi” Palm: Vasikan Matka

  • Finnish Deafblind Association’s working group: Kädet

  • Li Taiga and Jenni Österlund: Totem of Our Generation

  • Riina Noro: Ouzo and the strange gold miner

  • Marianne Schmidtin elokuva

 

A more detailed schedule will be added later.

13.8.2022, 17.8.2022, 19.8.2022
Central Library Oodi, Kino Regina
The event is free of charge.
Panu "Prinssi" Palm