Two School of Art And Media Films Compete in Tampere Film Festival

A week ago I posted the story about Toni Edo, the former Interactive Media Programme student, been invited to Tampere Film Festival international competition with his film Family 068.

TAMK School of Art and Media is also present in the Finnish Competition by two graduation projects from last year:

Expensive Shit (Melko kallista paskaa) by Antti Tuomikoski is a portrait of Uljas-Ilmari Majuri, who lives on his secluded farm in Eastern Finland, surrounded by his endangered indigenous cattle. Ilmari is no typical farmer – he has never seen cow keeping as a profession or a profitable business. What, then, has made the young man isolate himself to his personal dreamland, trying to support himself and his cattle on nothing but a small disability pension? Is there a future for the endangered cattle and its master, and can people be any good compared to cows in the end?

Expensive Shit has already won the Student Documentary Film Award at Kettupäivät Short Film Festival. It was also chosen to the DocPoint Documentary Film Festival.

The Treasured Waters (Ei vettä, rantaa rakkaampaa) by Ilkka Rautio is a story about a young man who desires to live the finnish dream, but his hopes are about to be crushed under the unstoppably urbanizing society. A thoughtful, autobiographical story about the connection between water and a Finn as an reflection to the state of nation.

The Treasured Waters has been invited to a number of Finnish and international film festivals. Next week (February 13-21) it is one of the 26 films chosen among 603 entries to Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival Competition.

Tampere Film Festival 4.-8.3.2009
Antti Tuomikoski
Punto de Vista Film Festival

Photo: From Expensive Shit