Taiga

“Taiga” is an elegy to boreal forest.

In south Finland taiga has already started to change to temperate forest.

Taiga is made on 16mm film without camera. It combines hand scratched animation with real tiny plants and moss collected in subarctic region in Finland.

  • Leena Lehti
    Director
  • Leena Lehti
    Writer
  • Leena Lehti
    Producer
  • Leena Lehti
    Animator
  • Leena Lehti
    editor
  • Leena lehti
    Sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Taiga
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    animation, poetryfilm, analogfilm, experimentalfilm
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    Finnish
  • Shooting Format:
    cameraless 16mm film
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 1st. prize /Cameraless Film Competition /On8mil
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 11, 2021
    1st.prize
  • Openscreen @ Luxembourg City Film Festival
    Luxembourg
    Luxembourg
    March 11, 2021
    European premiere
  • TAFF, Turku Animated Film Festival
    Turku
    Finland
    August 27, 2021
    Official selection
  • 22. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
    Dresden
    Germany
    September 18, 2021
    Official selection
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival
    Trondheim
    Norway
    January 11, 2023
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival
    Fredrikstad
    Norway
    October 21, 2022
  • Animatricks Film Festival
    Helsinki
    Finland
    May 20, 2022
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen /showcase curated by AV-arkki

    Germany
    April 30, 2022
  • Peripheries Experimental Film & Video Festival
    Boston
    United States
    April 12, 2022
Distribution Information
  • AV-arkki, programme(at)av-arkki.fi
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Leena Lehti

Leena Lehti (1979) is a filmmaker who works in Tampere, Finland. She has graduated as a Bachelor of Media and Master of Arts. Her favourite themes are winter, proceeding, and the merging of the inner and outer worlds. Lehti is interested in enviromental politics and encounters in everyday life.

She often shoots her experimental videos on cine film for its special visuality and materiality. She loves the tactile feeling of film and the flow of making hand-made effects. Lehti´s films are shown in several screenings, art exhibitions and film festivals in Europe.

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