Saguenay international
short film festival


For 18-year-old Finnish–Kosovan Fatu, a simple visit to the grocery store feels as nerve-racking as a lunar expedition: for the first time in his life, he’s wearing makeup in public. Luckily, his best friend Rai, a young woman on the spectrum of autism, is there to ferociously support him through the voyage.

Production :
Side Stories
Distribution :
Side Stories
Contact :
Animation :
Iiti Yli-Harja
Music :
Ville-Matti Koskiniemi and Iiti Yli-Harja
Sound designer :
Ville-Matti Koskiniemi
Screenplay :
Iiti Yli-Harja
Cast :
Leena Uotila
Editing :
Otto Heikola
Cinematographer :
Iiti Yli-Harja

In competition for :

Best youth short film

  • Iiti Yli-Harja

    Iiti Yli-Harja (b. 1987) is a stop-motion animation artist, a documentarist and a musician. She graduated from Aalto University, Finland as Master of Arts in 2021. Her films combine documentary material with fictional elements of stop-motion animation. She finds it valuable that the process of making a film, not just the end result, tries to shape the world for the better.