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Hanasaari A

Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen / 2009 / Experimental;Documentary / Finland / Without dialogues / 15'00" / 35 mm / All audiences


Hanasaari A is a short documentary about the changing cityscape of Helsinki, 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 the existence of the power plant.
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Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen

Hannes Vartiainen (b.1980) graduated as a film director from the Helsinki Polytechnic in 2004. He worked as a freelance director and as a production manager for Kinotar Ltd between 2004-2008.

Pekka Veikkolainen (b.1982) studies graphic design in the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has worked in the fields of animation and illustration since 2000.

The two started their own production company in 2008 and their first film together was Hanasaari A (2009, documentary, 15 min, 35 mm).


Clermont Ferrand (2010) / Vila Do Conde (2009) / Hong Kong International Film Festival, China (2010) / Nordisk Panorama 5 Cities Film Festival (2009) / Berlin International Short Film Festival(interfilm) , Germany (2009) / Videoex 2009 – International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland (2009) / Alcine - Festival de cine Alcalá de Henares, Spain (2009) / Tehran 14th International Short Film Festival, Iran (2009) / Doc Aviv - Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel (2009) / Bergamo Cortopotere Short Film Festival  (2009) / Expresion en Corto International Film Festival - Mexico (2009) / Tampere (2009) / Animateka- Festival d'Animation de Ljubljana, Slovenia (2009) / Kino Pavasaris Vilnius, Lithuania (2009) / Leeds International Film Festival, UK (2009)
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Berlin International Short Film Festival(interfilm) , Germany (2009) Jury Special Mention / Tampere (2009) Risto Jarva Prize-Best Cinematography
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