Aihearkisto: Short Films

A night club bouncer gets disgusted of all the violence and repression of the weak he is seeing. He has to act to protect the victims.

Original Title: Poke
English Title: The Bouncer
Original language: Finnish
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy
Production Year: 2020
Premiere: Tallinn International Film Festival, PÖFF (2020)
Production Country: Finland
Duration: 11 min.
Production Company: Mjölk Movies

The Bouncer will have its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in June  2021.


Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Screenwriter: Jani Volanen
Cinematographer: Heikki Färm F.S.C.
Set designer: Markku Pätilä
Editor: Samu Heikkilä
Sound Designers: Kirka Sainio, Samu Heikkilä
Costume designer: Riitta Röpelinen
Make-up artist: Riikka Virtanen
Producers: Mikko Tenhunen, Yrjö Nieminen

Director’s biography / Director’s filmography:

Aleksi Salmenperä (b.1973, Finland) has directed four feature films: Producing Adults, 2004, (sales: Celluloid Dreams); A Man ́s job, 2007; Bad Family, 2010, (sales: Match Factory);  Distractions, 2015, The Mine, 2016 and Void, 2018. He has won numerous prizes around the world, including the Fipresci Prize, Stockholm Film Festival 2004, Prix Europa for best drama TV-series 2006 (TV-series Pioneer) and Best European Feature, Munster 2007. His films have also been accepted to the official selection for Berlinale Panorama 2010 and the official selection of Toronto 2004. His short film Ferry-go-round was selected to Cannes Critics’ Week 2001 and he received the Cinefondation grant in 2001.

See You In An Hour

"Another round, another chance"

Eveliina has no clear direction in her life. She inherits old binoculars from her grandfather. Her disappointment turns into bafflement when she realizes the binoculars show a view one hour into the future. With her friend Pete, Eveliina starts to focus on the opportunities the binoculars present. There are many paths to choose from.

Original Title: Nähdään tunnin kuluttua
English Title: See You In An Hour
Original language: Finnish
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Production Year: 2021
Premiere: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, BIFFF (2021)
Production Country: Finland
Screening format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Duration: 12 min
Production Company: Mjölk Movies


Director: Markus Virpiö
Screenwriters: Antero Jokinen, Jarkko Tuuri, based on a story by  Jokinen, Tuuri & Virpiö
Cinematographer: Juge Heikkilä F.S.C.
Set designer: Tony Alfström
Editor: Iikka Hesse
Sound Designer: Tuomas Seppänen
Composer: Juri Seppä
Costume designers: Amy Ylitapio, Satu Sinkko
Make-up artist: Anna Manninen
Producers: Johanna Tarvainen, Mikko Tenhunen

About the director:

Markus Virpiö is an award winning commercial director with several Cannes Lions short listings. His latest short film See You In An Hour premieres at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in 2021.


Miss Zahra

"To find love you sometimes need to do strange things."

A lonely forest machine driver Seppo receives an e-mail from a mysterious woman called Zahra, who asks for help with her money problems. Seppo’s best friend Jussi claims that the message is a hoax, a so called nigerian letter, but Seppo decides to trust his heart for once. Seppo answers to Zahra and soon finds himself head over heels in love - and in danger.

Original Title: Miss Zahra
English Title: Miss Zahra
Swedish Title: Miss Zahra
Original language: Finnish / English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama
Production Year: 2015
Premiere: 17.6.2015 (Palm Springs)
Production Country: Finland
Screening format: DCP, Bluray, Proress file
Shooting format: Arri Amira
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Duration: 28 min
Production Company: Mjölk Movies
Production support: The Finnish Film Foundation, Regional Council of North Karelia, Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company


Director: Markus Lehmusruusu
Screenwriter: Samu Heikkilä
Cinematographer: Hena Blomberg F.S.C.
Set designer: Christer Hongisto
Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound Designer: Ville Katajala
Costume designer: Laura Malinen
Make-up artist: Hanna Minkkinen
Producers: Yrjö Nieminen, Mikko Tenhunen

Filmography of the director:

Markus Lehmusruusu is an award winning Finnish film director known for his short films such as the TREES AND SUCH. He is currently working on his first feature film and finishing his film directing studies at the Aalto University.

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Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness

"A weekend father wants to show his teenage daughter his love by taking her to a carwash."

A weekend father wants to show his teenage daughter his love by taking her to a carwash, but instead of the carwash they end up on a life-changing adventure in the supermarket, at the endless sanitary towel shelf. They get "help" from an older lady who shares a bit too intimate stories of her experiences around and majorly off the theme.

English Title: Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness
Original Title: Pieniä kömpelöitä hellyydenosoituksia
Country of Production: Finland
Year of Production: 2015
Genre: Fiction, Comedy
Running Time: 8,56 min
Screening format: DCP, Proress file
Aspect Ratio:1:2,35
Sound Format: Stereo, 5.1.
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English


Director: Miia Tervo
Producer: Mikko Tenhunen, Yrjö Nieminen
Script: Laura Immonen & Miia Tervo
Camera: Päivi Kettunen
Editing: Antti Reikko
Sound: Janne Laine
Music: Johannes Wist
Cast: Kati Vainionpää, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Pirjo Lonka, Pasi Siitonen, Miitta Sorvali

Filmography of the director:

Tervo’s ”Hylje - The Seal” (2006) and ”Lumikko- Little Snow Animal” (2010) were both awarded internationally and nationally and screened at 30 to 50 festivals worldwide including IDFA etc. Lumikko was also nominated for the European Film Award / Best Short Film in 2011. Her latest “Santra and the talking trees” (2013) has also been around.


Tampere International Film Festival 2016: The Youth Jury Prize
Palm Springs Short Fest 2016 
Nordisk Panorama 2015

International sales:

Frauke Knappke

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