Aihearkisto: Short Films


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:

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