Original title Kilpisjärvellä
Directed by Axel Straschnoy
Format 4D Fulldome
Genre Short documentary
Year of production 2012
Production country Finland
Written by Axel Straschnoy
Director of Photography Juan Biderman, Axel Straschnoy
Editing Axel Straschnoy
Planetarium editing Simo Pirinen
Planetarium Coordination Kai Santavuori
Sound Design Karri Niinivaara
Producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff / Bufo
Kilpisjärvellä presents the Northern Lights as they are experienced by someone watching them from the ground. We follow two cameramen who are working to record them on video as they walk through the tundra in order to get away from any artificial lights, and they look for the best spot to capture them. We experience the simple issues of their everyday life, such as getting water from under the ice, chopping wood or preparing a meal. Finally, we also see the lights themselves.
Kilpisjärvellä has been screened in a number of exhibitions and film festivals around the world. It was awarded with the Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists in 2014 and received a honorable Mention at the Jena Fulldome Film Festival, also in 2014.
Further information: www.kilpisjarvella.info