Cristal Alakoski

Cinematographer & Director

The film is shot with 16 mm Kodak black and white film and expired Kodak 500T Color negative film. The material was developed in a bucket to create its unique look.

The sound design incorporates actual FT8 and SSTV radiosignals. Both can be deciphered while watching the short film, containing messages from "the other side". The films life will continue in the sound.

Read more about FT8 here and SSTV here.

Festival screenings & Competitions

  • 2023: Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival - Film in competition; one of four in the "Experimental Films" category (Szeged, Hungary)
  • 2024: DIAMETRALE Experimental Film Festival - Competing in the "Short Film" category (Innsbruck, Austria)
  • 2024: Ateneum Art Museum: Ateneum Late - Klaffi presents ELO-films in the Ateneum Hall, 19.4.2024 & 15.11.2024 (Helsinki, Finland)
Zsigmond Vilmos Film Festival 2023 DIAMETRALE Film Festival 2024
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