Born 1985. Elli Vuorinen graduated last summer from Animation department in Turku Arts Academy. 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. At the moment the directress is finishing her graduation film and works as a freelance illustrator in Finland.

 

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I am 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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The Tongueling was selected in the main competition in Hiroshima International Animation Festival. See you there! - ジャね!

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