Kielitiettyni (The Tongueling)

Duration: 4’15” min
Format: Digi-beta (Beta SP), Stereo
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Technique: Hand-drawn animation

Director: Elli Vuorinen
Animation: Elli Vuorinen
Script: Elli Vuorinen
Editing: Elli Vuorinen
Sound design: Elli Vuorinen, Jani Lehto
Music: Jani Lehto


Turku Arts Academy / Eija Saarinen/ 2010
Linnankatu 54, 20100 TURKU, Finland
Tel: +358 2 2633 5219 / Eija Saarinen
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Some Like It Short, S.L./
Cinzia Spironello
Pintor Vila Prades, 22-8, 46008
Valencia, Spain
Tel: +34 606 318 814
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Synopsis/Tagline: Wooden knocks are echoing
in a frozen landscape when a lonesome man is searching for a tongueling of his own.


Broadcasted on TV:

YLE (the Finnish national broadcasting company),
ICS (Shanghai, China) 


Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna, Austria
Best Student Animation, Anifest 2011, Czech Republic
Special Prize, Tampere Film Festival 2011, Finland
Prize of the Youth Jury, Tampere Film Festival 2011, Finland
Best Sound, FLIP Animation Festival 2010, UK
Honorable Mention, Animatricks 2010, Finland

The Tongueling has participated following festivals:

Cicdaf 2010, China
Flip 2010, UK
Animadrid 2010, Spain
Tindirindis 2010, Lithuania
Dok Leipzig 2010, Germany
Holland Animation festival 2010, Netherlands
Banja Luka 2010, Bosnia Herzegovina
Golden Kuker 2010, Bulgaria
Balkanima 2010, Serbia
Fredrikstad iaff 2010, Norway
Animatricks 2010, Finland
Animania 2010, Serbia
First Step Film Fest 2010, Albania
PISAF 2010, Korea
Animateka 2010, Slovenia
Animated Dreams 2010, Estonia
Zinebi 2010, Spain
Euro Shorts 2010, Poland
Kettupäivät 2010, Finland
Anilogue 2010, Hungary
Istanbul animation festival 2010, Turkey
WIA-fest 2011, USA
Arktisen Upeeta 2011, Finland
Clermont-Ferrand 2011, LAB competition, France
Premiers Plans 2011, France
Flatpack Festival 2011, UK
TABAKALERA 2011, Spain
Minimalen 2011, Norway
Roanne animation film festival 2011, France
Tricky women 2011, Austria
ISFF Dresden 2011, Garmany
Annecy International Animation Festival 2011, France
Anifest 2011, Czech Republic
Tampere Film Festival 2011, Finland
Artichoke Film Festival 2011, Finland
Rappiotaiteenfestivaali, Finland
Vienna Independent Shorts 2011, Austria
The 2011 Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival 2011, USA
KALIBER35 Munich Int'l Short Film Festival 2011, Germany
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2011, Canada
ISFF Unprecedented cinema 2011, Estonia
Mid Night Sun Film Festival 2011, Finland
Fresh Film Fest 2011, Czech republic
Nordisk Panorama 2011, Denmark
CIFF, Calgary International Film Festival 2011, Canada
Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2011, Brazil
St. Petersburg Student Film Festival 'Beginning' 2011, Russia
Helsinki Intl’ Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 2011, Finland
SLIFF, Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival 2011, USA



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


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!


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.


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!