Susanna Helke
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Susanna Helke

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Otaniementie 14
Mobile phone
+358504489889
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Helke is the Professor of Research and director of the Critical Cinema Lab at the department of Film, Television and Scenography. She is an award-winning filmmaker and theorist whose films (American Vagabond 2013, Playground 2010, Along the Road Little Child 2005, The Idle Ones 2001, White Sky 1998, Sin 1995)  have received international recognition and have been screened in major international film festivals. Her work on the theory-praxis interface examines the intersection of the poetics and politics of documentary cinema in dialogue with, for example, contemporary political philosophy and critical theory.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Oct 2013

Q Hugo Jury Special Prize American Vagabond

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Oct 2013

Jury Award for Best Documentary American Vagabond film

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2013

Student prize: Lintu toiselta taivaalta 1st Price, Documentaries under 60min.<br/>

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2015

Student prize: Ainahan ne palaa Shortlisted from over 1000 submitted student films.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2016

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä Lisbon: Main prize. Toronto Film Week, Canada: Best documentary short film Award. Venice Film Week, Italy, Best documentary short film Award. Blow Up - Chicago Film Festival, USA: Finalist.<br/>

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2016

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä Best documentary short film Award

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2016

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä Best documentary short film Award

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2016

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä Finalist.

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2017

Student prize: Unelma sodasta - Minimalen Short Film Festival 2017 In competition

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2015

Student prize: Talousennustajat In competition

Publications

Department of Design, Department of Media, Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Editorial

Publishing year: 2019 RUUKKU. Studies in Artistic Research
Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Department of Media, Department of Art

Research Pavilion #3, Sala del Camino, Venice ITALY

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Encountering the Invisible

Publishing year: 2019 Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Testifying for the Invisible

Publishing year: 2019 VIS - Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
Department of Design, Department of Media, Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Catalyses, Interventions, Transformations

Publishing year: 2018 Synnyt/Origins - Finnish studies in art education
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Miten elokuva voi näyttää yhteiskunnan murroksen

Publishing year: 2018 Jakautuuko Suomi
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Miten voi opettaa sitä, mitä vielä ei ole

Publishing year: 2018 AVEK-lehti
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Armotonta menoa

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Repeämän hetket

Publishing year: 2017 Jacques Rancière ja erimielisyyden näyttämöt
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

The Documentarist and His Poor

Publishing year: 2017 Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities