ELO(KUVA)KUU 2023 will be held as a part of S Creatives Festival in Savonlinna, Finland on 12th-15th of June 2023.

For the event we are searching short films lasting up to 10 minutes within the following categories;

1. Streets

2. Experimental / art / micro / performance / short films shot by phone

3. Animation / stop-motion / cartoon / 3D short films

4. Queer

You can apply for the event with 1-3 works. The year of production doesn’t matter.

Please indicate in the application the number (1-4) for which category you are applying for each work. There are overlaps in the categories, and if you feel the film fits into more than one category, please mark each one. People and work groups identified as queer can apply for the Queer category with films of any genre.

Here's how to apply:

The open-call is open until 31st of March 2023, 11:59 PM. The applications should be sent to: elokuvakuu@gmail.com and the application should include a (Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion) link to the video work, 1-3 still images of the work, and a PDF file showing;

- Details of the work (category / categories, year, synopsis)
- Details of the artist / team (names, contact details of the contact person, including city of residence, telephone number)
- Brief introduction of the artist / team (100-1000 characters)

Anyone who makes media art can participate to the open-call. Curation pays attention to the quality of the works, narration, experimentation and originality, the selection takes precedence over the works, and no attention is paid to the background of the applicant or work group (education, work experience, etc.) in the field of media art.

Before you submit your application, make sure that; you hold all the necessary copyrights for everything in your work (including screening rights), and that your work does not contain anything derogatory, discriminatory or harmful. The works are performed in a public urban space, to which minors also have access, so we can’t consider works that feature violence, horror, substance abuse or clearly sexual content.

There is no money involved in the event.
No entry or screening fee is paid.

Films with dialog must be subtitled in English or in Finnish.

By submitting you are agreeing with these terms.

Overall Rating
  • Nicolas Lalonde

    Brilliant festival that has at its core human values and the valorisation of divergent voices. Lovely organisation. Clear communications. Grateful forever.

    August 2023
  • Arturo Lopez

    Great festival! It somehow felt more "personal" than other festivals I've been a part of.

    June 2023
  • This is a fantastic film festival that welcomes films from all over the world. I was unable to attend the event, but social media enabled me to do so. More power to the organization! 🧡🧡🧡

    June 2023
  • Very engaging curatorial/programming themes. Was not able to attend, but I wish I could have--the organizers have a clear vision and I hope they host another festival again!

    June 2023
  • Very happy my film "Blue Curtain" was at ELO(KUVA)KUU!!! Unfortunately I could not attend, but my impression of the festival is, that it is run by a very engaged duo of curators!!

    September 2022