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YMPYRÄN NELIÖIMISESTÄ
SQUARE THE CIRCLE

2023

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A little round film about how to be a circle in a world of squares.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023 (Netherlands) - Ammodo Tiger Short Competition World Premiere

Talents and Short Film Market 2022 (Torino, Italy) - Film Festival Strategy Consultancy Award

Tampere Film Festival 2023 (Finland) - National Competition

Festival du Cinéma européen Lille 2023 (France) - Autres Regards Competition

Martovski Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2023 (Serbia) - International Competition

Krakow Film Festival 2023 (Poland) - International Short Film Competition

Vienna Shorts 2023 (Austria) - FIDO Fiction & Documentary International Competition

Doc Edge 2023 (New Zealand) - XR Exhibition

Golden Ger International Film Festival 2023 (Mongolia) - Best International Experimental Short

Tabor Film Festival 2023 (Croatia) - Vox Veronicae Audience Award

SHORT OF THE YEAR – SPRING 2024 (Promofest) - Best Experimental Short Film

FICBUEU Bueu International Film Festival 2023 (Spain) - International Competition

​Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy 2023 (Finland) - National Competition

Vancouver International Film Festival 2023 (Canada) - MODES

Nordic/Docs 2023 (Norway) - Short Documentary Competition

Murf/Murw Festival 2023 (Netherlands) - Film Program

DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival 2023 (Azerbaijan) - International Short Competition

PLONS! International Short Documentary Film Festival 2023 (Netherlands) - International Program

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2023 (US) - Short Film Program

Cyprus International Short Film Festival 2023 (Cyprus) - International Competition

Lima Alterna International Film Festival 2023 (Peru) - International Short Film Competition

FLIGHT/ Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova 2023 (Italy) - Best Video Art

ATLANTIDOC 2023 (Uruguay) - International Program

FRONTDOC International Film Festival 2023 (Italy) - International Competition

Cormorán Film Fest 2023 (Spain) - International Competition

Glimmerglass Film Days 2023 (US)

Festival Internacional de Cine de Villa de Leyva 2023 (Colombia) - Experimental Competition

Festival Tous Courts 2023 (France) - Experimental Competition

Leuven International Short Film Festival 2023 (Belgium) - International Competition

Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Roberto Di Chiara 2023 (Argentina) - Mención Especial del Jurado

Beijing International Short Film Festival 2023 (China) - International Competition

Muestra Internacional de Cine y Ciencia 2023 (Spain)

Chambal International Film Festival 2024 (India) - Best DOP (Documentary Short)

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media 2024 (Germany) - International Competition

Minimalen Short Film Festival 2024 (Norway) - Nordic Competition

Flying Film Festival 2023-24 (Swiss Air Lines) - International Competition

DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2024 (Finland) - Lyhyesti: Laatikon ulkopuolelta

SANFICI 2024 (Colombia) - Altered States Competition Award

International Short Film Festival Bunter Hund 2024 (Germany) - Anders & Artig Competition

Ahmedabad International Film Festival 2024 (India) - International Competition Documentary

VIDEOFORMES 2024 (France) - Prix VIDEOFORMES de la Ville de Clermont-Ferrand & Special Mention Prix VIDEOFORMES de l'Université Clermont Auvergne

Akbank Short Film Festival 2024 (Turkey) - International Competition

Aigio International Short Film Festival Theodoros Angelopoulos 2024 (Greece) - Documentary Competition

Festival Internacional Cine en las Montañas 2024 (Colombia) - Documentary Competition

Upcoming screenings:

The Quarantine Film Festival 2024 (Bulgaria)

OPENEYES FILMFEST 2024 (Germany)

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre Experimental, Hybrid, Documentary, Comedy

Production country Finland
Running time 17 min 26 sec
Language Finnish

Subtitles English, Spanish, Italian, Polish
Shooting format Digital 6K 360 + Animation
Screening format DCP, ProRes, mp4 (4K), Installation (contact for more information)
Color Color
Audio 5.1 / Stereo

SYNOPSIS

Square the Circle is a little circular film about one person’s round trip out to the (un)known universe and into themselves, in search of a sense of belonging. To “square the circle” is an attempt to do the impossible: look into infinity, accept the perpetual passing of time, survive a long dark winter in the Northern Hemisphere or find one’s own place when you don't quite fit in. To be a circle in a world of squares.

CREDITS

Written & directed by Hanna Hovitie

Cast Hanna Hovitie

Sound design & sound editing Roope Mantere

Cinematography & editing Hanna Hovitie

Animation Eesu Lehtola / Visual Kult

Producer Laura Kangasniemi

Voice-over recording Irakli Putkaradze

Sound mixing Olli Pärnänen / Meguru Film Sound

VFX artists Pasi Riento & Mariana Castiñeiras

Color grading Anssi Rautio

Production Playart Productions

Funded by AVEK, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Taiteen edistämiskeskus

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