Marjut Rimminen - Tutor
Soon after graduating from the Helsinki Collage of Applied Art 1968 as a graphic designer, she made her first animated commercial Vivante bubble bath. It was awarded Best Commercial of the Year at the 1972 Zagreb World Animation Festival. The following year Marjut was invited to the UK to join Halas & Batchelor Animation.
Since 1974, Marjut has worked independently in London directing and animating commercials for Finland - including several award winners - and producing short films for Channel Four Television. Her films tour extensively to film festivals, and have been presented in several international retrospectives of her work.
Marjut has been a member of many film festival juries, in the UK and overseas. She runs master-classes and workshops all around the world. She is a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, the Surrey Institute of Art & Design and a senior tutor at the National Film & Television School. She lives in London.
2003 Received London Artists Film and Video Development Award for her proposal "Smiling Eyes, Smiling Lies".
2003 Received development grant from AVEK, Finland and she is currently
developing a film project 'Virsivideot' for The Finnish Broadcasting Corporation.
1998 Awarded a year's bursary as an Official State Artist of Finland.
Her films include:
2001 Red Ribbon AIDS/HIV episode in the UNICEF Anijam, 1 min, Digibeta.
1998 Tampere Film Festival ident, 15 secs, 35mm.
1998 Mixed Feelings Four personal stories about the different experiences of abortion. Channel Four commission, 12 mins, BetaSP.
1997 Winner of the CineNova ident competition, 10 secs, 35mm.
1996 Many Happy Returns 8 min 23 secs, DigiBeta, 16mm.
Computer aided production in various frame by frame techniques, commissioned by Channel Four Television.
GRAND PRIX, 1997 Tampere International Short Film Festival.
2nd PRIZE for Best Computer Assisted Animation by Independent,
1997 Los Angeles World Animation Celebration.
JURY SPECIAL PRIZE, 1997 Krakow International Short Film Festival.
THE GRAND ANIMATION PRIZE, 1997 Vila do Conde Short Film Festival.
DIPLOMA, 1997 Krok International Animation Festival.
FIRST PRIZE, 1997 Fantoche International Animation Festival.
HONORARY DISTINCTION for the Best Animation, 1997 Drama International Short Film Festival.
FINALIST, 1998 British Animation Awards.
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD for the Most Innovative Animation Work, the Images Festival of Independent Film and Video 1998, Toronto.
1996 Absolut Panushka A "Dream Team" of 24 award-winning animators around the world were each asked to interpret the classic Absolut bottle silhouette in their own distinctive styles, 10 secs each. The result was the first website on the Internet to exhibit experimental animation.
JOOP GEESINK PRIZE for the Best Campaign, Holland Animation Film
BEST ANIMATION PRODUCED FOR THE INTERNET, Los Angeles World Animation Celebration, 1997.
FINALIST, Cool Design Award in 1997 Cool Site of the Year Competition.
HONORAY MENTION, Communications Art Interactive Design Annual 1997.
1996 Urpo & Turpo Finnish Film Foundation/European Script Fund/Lumifilmi
6 x 9 mins, 35mm.
A pilot series of live-action and puppet-animation films for children. Won a Finnish "LAATUTUKI" Award.
THE BRONZE ELEPHANT 1997 Hyderabat Children's Film Festival, India.
1995 100 Years of Cinema Finnish Film Foundation commission, 7 secs, 35mm Ident to celebrate the centenary of Cinema.
1991 The Stain 11 mins, 16mm
Family psychodrama, commissioned by Channel Four Television.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at 1992 Hiroshima International Animation Festival.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at 1992 San Francisco International Film Festival.
1989 The Frog King 7 mins, 35mm
A winner in Magic Mirror animated fairy-tale competition.
1987 Blind Justice - Some Protection Channel 4 commission, 9 mins, 16mm
Animated documentary, presenting one woman's experience of penal institutions.
FINALIST, Best Film & Best Soundtrack, 1988 British Animation Awards.
1986 I'm not a Feminist, but... Channel 4 co-production, 7 mins, 35mm
Satire, incorporating the drawings and wit of Christine Roche.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, 1986 Espinho International Animation Festival.
1982 The Bridge Epidem/YLE/Finnish Film Foundation, 8 mins, 35mm
Satire, in drawn animation.
LAATUTUKI, 1983 Finnish State Film Award.
1972 Trip to Eternity Finnish Film Foundation, 3 mins, 16mm
Satire, in drawn animation. Collaboration with her brother, Sakari Rimminen.
HONOURABLE MENTION, 1973 Lübeck Film Festival.
Visit Marjut's website at : www.trickyfilms.com