Sore Eyes for Infinity

Sore Eyes for Infinity
animated short

Synopsis

An optician’s workday is filled by a flow of peculiar customers who, one by one, find unexpected ways to use her equipment.

Director Elli Vuorinen:

 

Sore Eyes for Infinity tells the story of an optician who initially fails to understand her role in the suspicious events taking place around her. The film was my reaction to the current situation here in Finland and around the world. My intention was to tell a fairytale about about how we are all linked to other people and global phenomena. Our actions have consequences and we shouldn’t turn a blind eye to them, no matter how sore it might make our eyes.

Info

Sore Eyes for Infinity

Scriptwriter, Director & Visual Designer: Elli Vuorinen
Animation: Sanni Lahtinen, Elina Kylmänen, Kari Pieskä
Music & Sound Design: Jani Lehto
Producer: Terhi Väänänen, Pyjama Films Ltd.

Duration: 11’32” min
Language: Non-dialogue
World Premiere: 3.11.2016, Japani, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Commissioner: Yle Finnish Broadcasting Company
Funders: YLE, Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK, Taike & 145 crowdfunders

Scriptwriter, Director & Visual Designer: Elli Vuorinen
Animation: Sanni Lahtinen, Elina Kylmänen, Kari Pieskä
Animation assistants: Iida-Sofia Kivistö, Reetta Hietaranta, Tiina Räsänen
Music & Sound Design:
Jani Lehto
Crowdfunding team: Miljä Mäkelä, Inari Halme, Mika Koskinen
Producer: Terhi Väänänen, Pyjama Films Ltd.

Duration: 11’32” min
Language: Dialogiton
World Premiere: 3.11.2016, Japani, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Commissioner: Yle Finnish Broadcasting Company
Funders: YLE, Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK, Taike & 145 crowdfunders

Awards and screenings

Festival Awards

  • Anča Award (Main Prize), Fest Anča 2017, Slovakia
  • Special Mention, Animafest Zagreb 2017, Croatia,
  • Special Mention, Leeds International Film Festival 2017, UK
  • Special Mention, Supertoon International Animation Festival 2017, Croatia
  • Special Jury Award, Animatricks Animation Festival 2017, Finland
  • Special Jury Award, Anilogue International Animation Festival 2016, Hungary
  • 
Special Jury Award, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2016, Japan

Official Selections

84 festivals, 41 countries on all 7 continents

  • Anifilm International Animation Festival 2017, Czech Republic
  • Anilogue International Animation Festival 2016, Hungary
  • Anima – The Brussels Animation Film Festival 2017, Belgium
  • Animac International Animation Film Festival 2017, Spain
  • Animator 2017, Poland
  • Animatou 2017, Switzerland
  • Animatricks Animation Festival 2017, Finland
  • Animated Dreams 2016, Estonia
  • Animafest Zagreb 2017, Croatia
  • Animation Block Party 2017, US
  • Aniventure 2018, Bulgaria
  • Annual Imagine Science Film Festival 2018, US
  • Ankara International Film Festival 2017, Turkey
  • Antartic Film Festival 2017, Antartic
  • Athens Animfest 2017, Greece
  • Be there! Corfu Animated Film Festival 2017, Greece
  • Big Cartoon Festival 2017, Russia
  • Bit Bang Fest 2018, Argentina
  • Black Movie Festival 2017, Switzerland
  • Blon Animation & Video Games Festival 2017, Lithuania
  • Bogota Short Film Festival 2017, Columbia
Bolton Film Festival 2017, UK
  • Cape Town International Animation Festival 2019, South Africa
  • Cinanimanima 2018, Portugal
  • Countryside Animafest 2017, Cyprus
  • ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2017, France
  • Edinburg International Film Festival 2017, Scotland
  • Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2017, UK
  • Fantoche 2017, Switzerland
  • Fest Anca 2017, Slovakia
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne 2017, France
  • File Anima 2018, Brazil
  • Finno-Ugric Film Festival 2017, Estonia
  • Flatpack Film Festival 2017, UK
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2016, Norway
  • El Festival 2018, Mexico
  • GLAS Animation Festival 2017, US
  • Golden Kuker 2017, Bulgaria
  • Go Short: International Short Film
  • Festival Nijmegen 2017, The Netherlands
  • Helsinki International Film Festival 2016, Finland
  • Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2018, Japan
  • International Woman’s Film Festival 2017, Spain
  • Istanbul Comics & Art Festival 2017, Turkey
  • J-Fest 2018, Russia
  • Japan Media Arts Festival 2018, Japan
  • Kerry Film Festival 2017, Ireland
  • Kettupäivät 2017, Finland
  • 
Krok Intenational Animated Films Festival
  • 2017, Russia
  • Lago Film Fest 2017, Italy
  • Leeds International Film Festival 2017, UK
  • 
Leuven International Short Film
  • Festival 2017, Netherlands
  • London International Animation Festival 2017, UK
  • 
London Short Film Festival 2018, UK
  • Lucca Comics and Games 2018, Italy
  • Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival 2017, Italy
  • Mecal Barcelona International Short and
  • Animation Film Festival 2017, Spain
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival 2018, Australia
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival 2018, Norway
  • Monstra – Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2017, Portugal
  • Montreal International Animation Festival 2017, Canada
  • New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2016, Japan
  • New Zealand International Film Festival 2018, New Zealand
  • Nordisk Panorama 2017, Sweden
  • Odense International Film Festival 2016, Denmark
  • Prianima 2017, Hungary
  • Quebec City Film Festival 2017, Canada
  • Rex Stockholm’s Animation Festival 2017, Sweden
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival 2017, Iceland
  • Sendai Short Film Festival 2018, Japan
  • Skandinavische Filmtag 2018, Germany
  • Supertoon International Animation Festival 2017, Croatia
  • Sydney Film Festival 2018, Australia
  • Taichung Animated Film Festival 2017, Taiwan
  • Tampere International Film Festival 2017, Finland
  • The International Festival of Animation Arts Multivision 2017, Russia
  • Tokyo Anime Award 2017, Japan
  • 
Turku Animated Film Festival 2017, Finland
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2017, Sweden
  • VOID International Animation Film Festival 2017, Denmark
  • 3D Wire 2017, Spain

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