Original Title: Checkpoint Spanish Title: English Title: Checkpoint Year and month of production: 2019 Length: 5 minutes Production country: Portugal Genre: Fiction Language: No dialogues Subtitles: No subtitles Trailer (link): Web: Facebook:
A war-torn area. A solitary military checkpoint. A soldier stands guard alone, the only soul between two conflicting areas. Amidst the oppressive and desolate landscape, he discovers an unexpected connection with a little girl.
Juulia is a film director from Helsinki, Finland. She has a BA in cinematography and editing and she is currently based in Edinburgh, where she is doing her MA in Kino Eyes the European Movie Masters Programme.
Her first short film, ‘Everybody hates Ulf’, won an award at the Tampere Film Festival in 2017. Since then she has directed three short fiction films that have been screened and nominated at various international film festivals. In her filmic work Juulia has an interest in anthropological and environmental themes. She is passionate about telling stories of characters who are in liminal phases in their lives – transitioning and searching for their own place in the world.
Manlleu Film Festival 2019, Spain
Online Global Peace Film Festival 2019, United States
European Film Festival 202,Ghana
Tampere Film Festival 2020, Finland (National Competition)
17th International Football Film Festival Berlin 2020, Germany