About Elli Vuorinen
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 to represent Finland in the ANOBA (Award of Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival) competition in 2010.
Sock Skewer Street 8 (2013) started off as a graduation film, but was finished in JAPIC, Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2012-2013, part of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs International Invitation Program for Animation Artists 2013. Her fourth and latest film Sore Eyes for Infinity was produced by Pyjama Films in 2016.
She is now working on her 5th film in stop motion technique. She has also done art installations, graphic works and commissioned works for other artists and companies.