Hanasaari A

Hanasaari A

Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen, Finland, 200935mm, Colour, 15'

"Hanasaari A" is an experimental documentary about Helsinki's changing cityscape and the final moments of a coal-fired power plant. The old industrial milieu is being destroyed to make space for modern housing units. The film is a combination of animation, live action cinematography and graphic elements. It is based on 500,000 photographs taken during the final two years of power plant's existence.

02 August, Shtëpia e Kulturës, 18:00

Made In Finland

Director: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
Producer: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
Cinematographer: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
Editor: Joonatan Portaankorva
Sound: Joonatan Portaankorva

Director's Biography

Hannes Vartiainen, born in 1980, graduated as a film director from the Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia in 2004.
Pekka Veikkolainen, born in 1982, studied graphic design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has worked with animation and illustrations since 2000.

Festivals and Awards:

Tampere Int’l Short Film Festival 2009, Finland. Doc Aviv Int’l Documentary Film Festival 2009, Tel Aviv, Israel. Warsaw Film Festival 2009, Poland. Tehran Int’l Short Film Festival 2009, Iran. Clermont-Ferrand 2010, France. Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days 2010, Turkey.


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