ANIMATION FESTIVAL
 HELSINKI

20th Anniversary screening

First Animatricks festival took place in Helsinki in 2000. In the first festival old Finnish commercial animations were screened in collaboration with National Audiovisual Institute of Finland.

Even though the current situation in the world has forced us to post pone actual physical festival to later stage, we wanted to celebrate Finland’s oldest animation festival and so here are some awarded animation by past years.

Enjoy best of Animatricks – enter here! Screening is free and you can watch it from your own couch when ever you want!

The Last Knit

Director: Laura Neuvonen
Technique: 3D animaatio
Duration: 6 min 40 sek
Year: 2005

When knitting becomes an obsession.

The Irresistible Smile

Director: Ami Lindholm
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Duration: 6 min 21 sec
Yeaer: 2006

An airplane full of difficult people. Can the flight attendant keep everyone happy?

The Changeling

Director: Leena Jääskeläinen
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Duration: 14 min 45 sec
Year: 2006

Mysterious dangers creep into the life of a new mother and her baby. The film is based on old Finnish myths of changelings, and modern discussion on internet message boards.

String Theory

Director: Kim Helminen
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Durationg: 3 min 18 sec
Year: 2007

Egg race

Director: Kaisa Penttilä
Technique: Stop-motion
Duration: 6 min 21 sec
Year: 2010

How to bring up an egg?

Birthday

Director: Jari Vaara
Technique: 3D animation
Duration: 4 min 20 sec
Year: 2010

Murky Papers

Director: Heta Jokinen
Technique: Mixed media
Duration: 8 min 2 sec
Year: 2011

Everyone needs a place to escape, but sometimes it can be thin as a paper.

No time for toes

Director: Kari Pieskä
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Duration: 7 min 59 sec
Year: 2013

Sometimes growing up calls for porridge, dressing and brushing theet.

The Guardian

Directors: Pietari Bagge, Christer Hongisto, Elisa Ikonen, Inka Matilainen
Technique: Stop motion
Duration: 7 min 8 sec
Year: 2014

Pussy for Beginners

Director: Reetta Aalto
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Duration: 4 min
Year: 2016

An animation about woman’s sexuality, genitals and their role in sexual intercourse. Includes nudity.

Au Pair

Directors: Tatu Pohjavirta and Mark Ståhle
Technique: Cut-out animation
Duration: 13 min
Year: 2017

Woman becomes an Au pair for a single man’s cardboard family.

Finkel w/o

Director: Sanni Lahtinen
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Year: 2017

Baths – Laznia

Director: Tomek Ducki
Technique: Mixed media
Duration: 4 min 20 sec
Year: 2014

Two elderly swimmers meet at the baths for their ritual swimming.
This time they are diving deeper than usual.

Bottom feeders

Director: Matt Reynolds
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Year: 2015

Two fictional species try to make it through the day in this bleak parody of the natural world.

Chuylen – a crow’s tal

Directors: Cerise Lopez and Agnès Patron
Technique: 2D drawn animation
Duration: 20 min 13 sec
Year: 2016

Chuylen is strong, Chuylen is handsome. Chuylen is weak, Chuleyn is ugly. Chuylen is the crow spirit, and three shamans are chasing after him.