One of the festival’s favorite filmmaker-duo’s in this week’s short shot! Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen have been making films as Pohjankonna since 2008, and have been selected for our European Competition for three consecutive years! Gates of Life was screened at Go Short last year, and The Death of An Insect received a special jury mention in the category Art Film at Go Short 2011. From April 9th to April 13th, their latest film Emergency Calls is part of the European Competition this year.
Last Monday, Go Short had the honor to welcome the Finnish filmmakers to Nijmegen. They will live and work in the Besiendershuis for two months, a historic building situated on the quay of the Waal river. The Besiendershuis annually asks four organisations from Nijmegen to be a host for the Artist in Residence project ‘Straight Flow’. In this period the Artist in Residence works closely with the host organisation and other people and artists from Nijmegen. The residency of Hannes & Pekka will result in a final presentation at Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2014.