Artova Film Festival (AFF) saw the light of day in the early spring last year. Yours truly and Janne Kareinen were having a small meeting about completely other matters and started to talk about the considerable number and good quality of student works done in the film schools of the area. One idea led to another, and the conversation gained more and more meaning, determination and ideas that begun to shape up practically by themselves. Read more
I think it was in March 2011 that I noticed an A4 notification on the school wall where a group was looking for people to participate in the organisation of a film festival.
I’m Nikita Gavrilenko, and I started studying cultural management in the adult education programme of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in January 2011. Earlier I had studied Russian trade and international commerce, among other things, and in 2009 I graduated from the Metropolia Fashion and Clothing programme. Films have always been close to my heart; I believe in the healing power of moving pictures. In my studies, I will be concentrating on all things cinema, things like film festival organisation.
I remember vivdly the day I called Susanna and got an invitation for an interview at Kääntöpaikka. Read more
The AFF project started in 2010. The reception was good and there was a clear demand for a film festival, and so there was continuation this year, too. We are already making plans for the next year. The event has taken root quickly and I believe that people know to expect it every year… it would perhaps be downright irresponsible to abandon a process that has enjoyed such a good start.
This year the festival tasks have been divided to many different parties and participants. Pieces have been cut out that correspond to the motives and strengths of each of those involved. We have been thinking about what kind of tasks would benefit doers the most, and what parts of the festival production are such that the participants should get to know them and gain knowledge and know-how. Read more
Contributing, finding the feeling with everyone else, being a part of a group and reaching the goals of one’s own community is not always sufficient motivation for starting volunteer work. The word ‘work’ incorporates many concepts that don’t always go hand in hand with, for example, the volunteer activities traditionally carried out in city districts. The word might also suffer from some negative associations from working life. I feel that district activity should be defined as voluntary activity rather than work. In part. In part it really is hard work, done for no pay and with no regard to office hours. But when successful, volunteering gives you new tools for life and problem-solving, new people, and new communities.
The concepts of activity and work need to be explained a bit further, because as all those who have volunteered know, things are sometimes too complicated for simple labels. Sometimes what starts as volunteer activities turn into work very quickly. Or at least it starts to feel like work. And it might become too much to handle. Read more
Meeting for Artova Film Festival 2012
1. No replies to our recruitment message
Intern and volunteers
Attendance: Saara, Nikita, Pirita, Milla, Wisam
2. Technical specifications
Mara, Janne, Nikita, Pirita
Meeting. Topic: festival trailer
Pirita, Janne, Saara, Nikita, Milla
Attendance: Nikita, Pirita, Milla, Saara, Janne and Wisam
NB! Film submissions coming in from 2.4. onwards!
Olli will have the same template as last year. Deadline for a new template on Friday 30.3.
Could Milla’s friend, Olli K. Lahti give us two design suggestions by 31.3.?
Pirita will write a draft on 27.3. so that Olli can have it
Pirita will see Mirko on Wednesday 28.3. at 10:00. Technical specifications will be defined, such as submitting works online. Specs will go on the submission form.
Categories: under 30mins/over 30mins
Call for submissions to include: logo, partners, DocLounge logo, list on each poster
Documentary and fiction, as last year
Category “open” will be left out