The Date


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

Tino, 16, has to host a date for Diablo, family’s stud cat. Tino’s manhood is also put to test in front of two women, Mirka, 25 and Lissu, 54.

"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 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.

Festivals

Nordisk Panorama, 2012
Helsingin Lyhytelokuvafestivaali, 2012,
Göteborg International Film Festival, 2013
Sundance Film Festival and Sundance London, 2013
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2013
Berlin International Film Festival, 2013
Vilnius International Film Festival, 2013
Minimalen Short Film Festival, 2013
Tampere Film Festival, 2013
Aspen Shortsfest, 2013
Mecal International Short Film Festival, 2013
Nashville Film Festival, 2013
Oberhausen Film Festival, 2013
Brussels International Film Festival, 2013
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2013
LA Shorts International Film Festival, 2013
Norwegian Short Film Festival, 2013
Kaliber35 Munich International Short Film Festival, 2013
Art Film Festival, 2013,
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, 2013
Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2013
Odense International Short Film Festival, 2013
Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, 2013

Awards

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction, Sundance Film Festival, 2013
Special mention, Berlin International Film Festival, 2013
Best Nordic Fiction, Minimalen, 2013
Best Short Film, Nordic Lights Film Festival