Original title Kilpisjärvellä

Directed by Axel Straschnoy

Format 4D Fulldome

Length 17min

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.

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