Documentary | Stop-motion Cutout Animation | 8 min | 2023
The main characters want to be alone but random events force them to meet each other's eyes.

The short animation is a master's thesis film of Anni Sairio and Joonatan TurkkiThe Finnish animation guild awarded the film as the best national short animation in Animatricks festival 2o23. ​​​​​​​

Festival screenings
DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival | February 2023 | Finland
Athens Animfest | March 2023 | Greece (online)
ÉCU the European Independent Film Festival | April 2023 | France
Filmfest Dresden – International Short Film Festival | April 2023 | Germany
Animatricks – International Animation Festival | May 2023 | Finland | Award: Best National Short Animation
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund | August 2023 | Norway
TAFF – Turku Animated Film Festival | August 2023 | Finland
Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy | September 2023 | Finland
Animasyros – International Animation Festival | September 2023 | Greece
Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest | October 2023 | UK
Animateka – International Animated Film Festival | November 2023 | Slovenia
Yhteiskunnallisen elokuvan festivaali Kettupäivät | November 2023 | Finland​​​​​​​

Credits
Cast: Aino Salonen, Veera Kortelainen, Topi SairioKirsti Lehto, Timo Turkki, Ella Turkki
Directors: Anni Sairio and Joonatan Turkki
Script: Anni Sairio and Joonatan Turkki
Editor: Sofia Bonds
Sound Designer and Composer: Joonatan Turkki
Animation, Character Design and Background Design: Anni Sairio
Foley Artist: Juho Luukkainen
Color Grading: Hannu Käki
Re-recording Mixer: Sami Sarhamaa
Typography: Eino Korkala
Watch behind-the-scenes footage below

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