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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

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

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

Upcoming screenings:

Akbank Short Film Festival 2024 (Turkey) - International Competition

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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