DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?
Academy Award® Nominee 2014 – Short Film Live Action
Winner of the Short Film Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival 2013
★★★★ Image, ★★★★ Episodi
Official selection Vision Du Réel, ★★★★ HS, ★★★★ mtv.fi
Official selection Locarno Film Festival 2016
Best documentary film at the Helsinki Short Film Festival 2015
Locarno, Pardi di domani,International short film competition 2014
IF I RULED
"Look at me..." Award at Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival 2015
ONCE I WAS A DRAGONFLY
Finnish Film Affair Best Pitch Award 2015
Elli Toivoniemi’s Once I Was a Dragonfly received the Critic’s Choice award at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival. The film critic Neil Young (The Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound) picked two of his favourites from the Finnish Premieres programme series. The other awarded film is Purity and Danger (directed by Elina Talvensaari).
Young describes Toivoniemi’s film as follows: “A delightful celebration both of Finnish eccentricity and the delicate wonders of the country’s natural environment, ONCE I WAS A DRAGONFLY (Kesäni sudenkorentona) winningly alternates between archival footage – here filmed by the subject himself over a period of 20 years – and original materials.”