High Hopes

High Hopes

Short film / 13 min / Fantasy / 2007

Raising a child – literally

Directed by Madzak Nassir

Written by Juhana Lumme

Cast Jorma Tommila, Soile Mäkelä





  • High Hopes does exactly what a short film can do… – Petri Kotwica, film director
  • All the pieces are in their right places… – Baltic Herring -jury

Festivals and awards

  • 2008 Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner
  • 2008 Tampere Short Film Festival: Main Prize Finnish Competition Fiction under 30 minutes
  • 2008 International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy: Outstanding International Student Film
  • 2008 FIDEC: Le Prix du Public
  • 2008 Tel Aviv Film Festival: Best Film
  • 2008 Blue Sea Film Festival:  Golden Baltic Herring – Best Film and Best Student Film
  • 2008 Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films: Jury Award