Still lives

Still lives trailer


Still lives is Elli Vuorinen’s experimental stop motion animation.

Still Lives is an experimental stop motion animation starring traditional figurines from folk art from various times and places. Accompanied by a soundtrack of narrators facing the pressures of modern life, the characters explore the theme of busy stillness from different points of view in seven separate scenes.

Director Elli Vuorinen:

Today, people are constantly busy. At the same time, we have never been as still: sitting down while working, while travelling, even when exercising at the gym. This contrast is the basic concept of Still Lives. I wanted to create a film with characters that stay quite still even while being mentally tossed around by the modern world.


Still lives

Scriptwriter, Director, Visual designer & Animator: Elli Vuorinen​
Music, Sound Design & Post Production: Jani Lehto​
Voice Actors: Yukako Sakai, Dante Mutashar, David Aubin, Xavier​
Richerd, Coralie Nguyen Phuc, Wilson Nuckols, Sirkka Lukka
Line producers: Vilhelmiina Saine, Inari Halme
Producer: Terhi Väänänen, Pyjama Films​ Ltd

Duration: 6 min
Language: Japanese, Arabic, German, French, English and Finnish​
World Premiere: 24th March 2019, Cine Court Anime Roanne Animation Short Film Festival 2019, France

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


Official Selections

  • BF Artist Film Festival 2019, UK
  • Cine Court Anime Roanne Animation Short Film Festival 2019, France
  • ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival 2019, France
  • Fantoche International Festival of Animation Film 2019, Switzerland
  • Fest Anca 2019, Slovakia
  • Filmfest Dresden 2019, Germany
  • Finno-Ugric Film Festival 2019, Estonia
  • Flatpack Festival 2019, UK
  • Ismailia International Film Festival 2019, Egypt
  • LISFE Leiden International Short Film Experience
  • Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival 2019, Spain
  • Nordisk Panorama 2019, Sweden
  • VIS Vienna Shorts 2019, Austria
  • Porto Femme 2019, Portugal
  • RGB Balkan Arts Festival and Short Film Breaks 2019, Romania
  • Turku Animated Film Festival 2019, Finland
  • Nordisk Panorama 2019, Ruotsi