Young Audience Award

Selma Vihunen – Hobbyhorse Revolution #YAA2018

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At the YAA a moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community.

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PODCAST | Director Selma Vihunen talks about the film Hobbyhorse Revolution – 2018 EFA Young Audience Award finalist.

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Director Selma Vihunen talks about shooting Hobbyhorse Revolution – how she first found out about the community and its activities, how much time she spent with the girls and how many hobbyhorses she owns herself…

Hobbyhorse Revolution:  Hobbyhorse Revolution is a funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community. The film follows three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa whose lives have been transformed by their new interest: hobbyhorses. Despite a lack of understanding by some, the girls bravely and spiritedly pursue their hobby. Playing with hobbyhorses is a traditional children’s activity, but today’s Finnish teenagers have created a versatile hobby around it, raising the scene to a whole new level. The hobbyists’ are unofficially organised, working on a voluntary basis. On the hand they are active online with their Instagram accounts, blogs and forums while on the other they practise the sport by exercising outdoors in woods and parks – and they are serious. They are an ever-growing group that trains determinedly and organises nationwide competitions. Every handcrafted hobbyhorse has its own name and personality. The age range of hobbyists’ is continuously expanding with the eldest now over 20 years old. The hobbyhorse fever is now spreading abroad as well.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Guest
    Selma Vihunen
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Hobbyhorse Revolution
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