Dear Film Fans!

Welcome to the 3rd edition of our Festival.

Festival is still moderately young, but the program speaks for itself: 100 years of cinema! (or 200 years). In retrospective we are offering:

- Year 2012 country of Estonia is celebrating its first century of Film making and screening. Small Baltic country is specially well known about its strong animation production, but not to forget, for example, documentarist Andres Sööt’s works.

- Second 100 years is for Roald Amundsen. Famous Norwegian explorer made visit to Antarctica 1910-1912. Material filmed during that journey is part of the special program.

Festival's program covers places and countries from Antarctica to Arctic regions and between. All together 40 films from 14 countries and 6 continents!

We wish you enjoyable and interesting times with the 3rd Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival program.

I hope you enjoy our program.

On behalf of the all festival team,

Simojukka Ruippo

We would like to thank following people, organizations, SPECIALLY ALL THE FILM MAKERS and voluntary workers for their cooperation and understanding with our Festival.

  • Kane Kanerva
  • Andres Sööt
  • Botnia Film: Thom Palmen
  • Estonian Film Institute: Jaak Lohmus
  • Elisabeth Marschan
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute — FINNARP: Mika Kalakoski
  • Good World AB: Helene Granqvist
  • Helsinki International Film Festival: Pekka Lanerva, Sonja Löfström, Sara Norberg
  • KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg: Axel Behrens
  • New Europe Film Sales: Anja Sosic
  • Norwegian Film Institute: Toril Simonsen, Ingrid Dokka
  • Nukufilm: Arvo Nuut, Andrus Raudsalu
  • Pusan International Film Festival: Kim Dong-ho, Jay Jeon, Lee Yong-kwan
  • Sampo Marjomaa
  • St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio: Mikhail Zheleznikov
  • Tallinn Film: Triin Rohusaar
  • Tampere International Short Film Festival: Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Jussi Alanen
  • Tromso International Film Festival: Martha Otte
  • Tuula Kumpunen