15th Animation Division Jury Selections

Helsingin kesä (Summer in Helsinki)

Animated short film

Maria BJÖRKLUND / Maria PALAVAMÄKI / Salla HÄMÄLÄINEN / Black Motor (music) / Risto


This experimental film depicts summer in Finland’s capital of Helsinki. Simple pen drawings offer a straightforward depiction of the mood permeating the city as a whole—its people, its animals, its weather. During production, the filmmaker sketched daily in parks and plazas, capturing the unassuming sights of the city in detail. The resulting film is a superb expression of the sparkling moments and sense of vitality that arrive in the city during the short Scandinavian summer.