Born 1985. Elli Vuorinen graduated from Animation department in Turku Arts Academy in 2011. Her first two school films Benigni (co-directed with Pinja Partanen and Jasmiini Ottelin in 2009) and The Tongueling have been widely noticed in the animation industry before she’s even graduated. For example Kielitiettyni has won this year the main prize in Tricky Women festival Best Student Animation award at Anifest in Czech Republic and the Special Prize in Tampere Film Festival. Benigni has been nominated to numerous awards and was chosen by Animatricks Animation Festival to represent Finland in the ANOBA (Award of Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival) competition in 2010. Her third and latest film Sock Skewer Street 8 (2013) started off as a graduation film, but was finished in “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2012-2013”, part of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs "International Invitation Program for Animation Artists 2013". At the moment the directress is finishing her pre production for her 4th short film and works as an animator and editor in TV-series in Finland.

 

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Sock Skewer Street 8 has been selected in 30 festivals already. Next week Graduation Film Competition at Annecy 2014.

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I have finally finished the third film of mine. It's called Sock Skewer Street 8 (where I used to live)! The premiere will be at Fantoche!

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I am selected as one of the three artists chosen to participate in “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2012-2013”, a program that invites creators of media art from other countries to visit Japan.

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The Tongueling will be part of the legendary KROK international animation festival. This year unfortunately I won't be cruising with the crazy russians. Maybe next time! получайте удовольствие!

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