The Glass Pearl

THE GLASS PEARL
Glaspärlan - Fiction, 2017, 15 min.

SYNOPSIS:
A 12-year-old boy plunders garbage cans in a suburb, searching for something that might lead to a reward.

CREW:
Director: Tommi Seitajoki
Screenplay: Tommi Seitajoki
Cinematography: Pietari Peltola
Editor: Tommi Seitajoki
Sound design: Pontus Borg
Art director: Tony Alfström
Music: Ludde Allén
Producer: Claes Olsson
Production company: Kinoproduction Oy

CAST:
Alvar af Schultén, Fredrik Malmström, Joel Häggblom, Robert Kock, Monica Kulmala, Petja Lähde

WATCH TEASER:
Trailer

FESTIVALS:
Palm Springs International ShortFest (USA), Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden), TIFF Kids - Toronto International Film Festival (Canada), Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (Brazil), Leeds International Film Festival (UK), Giffoni Film Festival (Italy), Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), Tirana International Film Festival (Albania), Reykjavik International Film Festival (Iceland), Bueu International Short Film Festival (Spain), Minimalen Short Film Festival (Norway), Festival of Nations (Austria), Cellu l'Art International Short Film Festival Jena (Germany), In the Palace International Short Film Festival (Bulgaria), Landshut Short Film Festival (Germany), Seoul International Youth Film Festival (South Korea), Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival (Norway), Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art (Ukraine), Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival (Hungary), Cyprus International Film Festival (Cyprus), Defy Film Festival (USA), Coronado Island Film Festival (USA), Film Front International Film Festival (Serbia), Un Festival C'est Trop Court: Festival du Court Métrage de Nice (France), Court En Scène (France), Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage (Switzerland), Pentedattilo International Short Film Festival (Italy), Ko:sh Film Festival (Albania), Image of Cabestany (France), Short To The Point (Romania), Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy (Finland), Shorts on Tap - London (UK), Tout Court! Festival de Gisors (France), Beeston Film Festival (UK), IndieFlicks (UK), FUFF - Finno-Ugric Film Festival (Estonia), Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (Canada), Espoo Ciné (Finland), Roshd International Film Festival (Iran), Helsinki Short Film Festival Kettupäivät (Finland), Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival (Italy), Finnish Film Week in St. Petersburg (Russia), Vera Filmfestival (Finland), October Filmfest (Finland), Kinos Film Festival (Finland), Reikäreuna Film Festival (Finland)
AWARDS:
Short To The Point (Special Jury Award (2018 Annual Awards), Best film (August 2017))
TV SCREENINGS:
The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle (09/2017, 01/2018)