The short films:

The Island

  • Year: 2012
  • Country: Finland
  • Director: Kari Juusonen
  • Duration: 12min

A creature finds a little island in the middle of the endless sea. He sets up his own empire, builds a wall and drives away intruders.

Piggy Tales

  • Year: 2014
  • Country: Finland
  • Director: Eric Guaglione

This series is based on the little green piggies from the popular handheld game Angry Birds! They seem made of clay, but it’s an illusion: the entire film was made on a computer.

Munaralli / The Egg Race

  • Year: 2010
  • Country: Finland
  • Director: Kaisa Penttilä
  • Duration: 9min

A young pigeon couple get their first egg for which they have been waiting for a long time. When the egg is laid, the pigeons start a vigorous education project. Instead of hatching the egg, the pigeons start whisking it around in a rally car…

Three goats

  • Year: 2001
  • Country: Finland
  • Director: Heikki Prepula
  • Duration: 4min

Three goats want to cross a bridge over the river. But the devil lives under the bridge.

The Mustache

  • Year: 2016
  • Country: Finland
  • Director: Anni Oja
  • Duration: 3min

This town is not big enough for the two of them. Nor their moustaches.

The last knit

  • Year: 2005
  • Country: Finland
  • Director: Laura Neuvonen
  • Duration: 6min

A little girl loves to knit, but she has completely lost control over her obsession with wool.

Extra info

The FilemKING festival will open with a wonderful ciné-concert of seven Finnish short films for all ages, from today and from years past. The shorts are made with all kinds of techniques, from simple 2D cut-outs to 3D animations. They will be musically accompanied by the exceptional musicians Rémi Decker et Raphaël De Cock. The children from elementary “Mandala”, under the supervision of Miss Esmeralda, will also create the soundtrack for one short film. Will you join us after the concert for a Finnish inspired snack or drink, in café Toreke?