About Elli Vuorinen
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 Elli is directing her 4th short film “Sore Eyes for Infinity”.