Emergency Calls


The film’s content may not be suitable for all viewers, not because of the explicit imagery but rather because of its soundtrack that may disturb the audience as it
is based on real-life emergency calls registered by the Finnish emergency response centre administration. The recordings testify to various events, ranging from a sudden birth of twins to a school shooting; however, at the very core of this imaginative documentary is the last call for help transmitted from the “Estonia” ferry which sank in 1994 in the Baltic Sea.

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  • Director:
    Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
  • Screenplay:
    Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
  • Music:
    Joonatan Portaankorva
  • Editor:
    Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
  • Cast:
    Lauri Hynninen, Jonna Uhrman, Eeva Putro, Juha Hippi
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  • Sales:
    Kurzfi lmagentur Hamburg, The Finnish Film Foundation
  • Festivals:
    Clermont-Ferrand 2014, Kratkofi l Plus 2014


9.11.2017 17:00 Kino Lumière (K2) (part of Focus: Finnish short films)

About the Director:

Hannes Vartiainen

Hannes Vartiainen (1980, Finland) graduated from the Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia in 2004, majoring in film directing. Together with Veikkolainen they have made several films.

About the Director:

Pekka Veikkolainen

Pekka Veikkolainen (1982, Finland) majored in graphic design at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He has focused on animation and illustrations since 2000.