The Date


To it’s hysterical take on performance and anxiety and using the short form to maximum effect. And two felines having wild sex. – Jury Award: International Short Fiction Sundance 2013

A film about a date between three people. And two cats.

A short film. Duration 7 minutes. Premiere 9/2012.

Script, directing Jenni Toivoniemi Cinematography Jarmo Kiuru Editing Tuuli Alanärä Sound design Tuomas Klaavo Cast Oskari Joutsen, Päivi Mäkinen ja Anna Paavilainen Producer Lotta-Kaisa Riistakoski / ELO Film School Helsinki and Elli Toivoniemi / Tuffi Films

International sales: KurzFilm Agentur Hamburg.

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Festivals

Nordisk Panorama, Helsinki Short Film Festival, Göteborg International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and Sundance London, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Vilnius International Film Festival, Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway, Tampere Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Mecal International Short Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Brussels International Film Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany 2013, LA International Film Festival, Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstadt, Kaliber 35 Munich International Short Film Festival, Art Film Festival, Slovakia 2013, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Odense International Short Film Festival, Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival.

Awards

Winner of the Short Film Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival 2013, Special mention at Berlinale Generation, Best nordic fiction at Minimalen, Best Short Film at Nordic Lights Film Festival (Michigan).