First screenings of the short film Ritual for the Rainbow at Tampere Film Festival on March 6th and 8th. Buy tickets from here!

“Ritual for the Rainbow” is a short film about four preteens who live outside of society’s safety nets due to domestic violence. Ariel, Rupi, Liisa, and Hemmo make a living by shooting rats at a junkyard and collecting empty bottles. They lack role models and authority figures until they meet a Wiccan who organises rituals to teach them confidence and how to combat violence and patriarchy — for a fee, of course.

Candy for life! Magic in colour!

Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Music: Sami Sänpäkkilä

Starring: Emilia Yli-Pukka, Ilona Malte-Colliard, Seela Minder, Miisa Koivuaho-Sormunen, Ida Sofia Fleming
Art Director: Anne-Mari Musturi
Gaffer: Sara Aaltio
Sound Design: Jaakko Niemelä
Lighting Technician: Elise Peltola
Catering: Pasi Salmi
Co-starring: Elissa Määttänen, Kalevi Suopursu